India U19 World Cup winner Riyan Parag recently shared a screenshot of a message from an Instagram follower. The Rajasthan Royals’ recruit pictured himself as yet another victim of cyberbullying.
It was only on Wednesday that Parag’s teammate Jofra Archer spoke out against receiving abuse on social media by Indian fans.
“I’ve given a lot of thought about reacting to this, and I hope no one else has to deal with stuff like this regularly, it isn’t ever acceptable and should be addressed properly in my opinion. I will never understand how people feel so free to say these things to another human being. It baffles me,” read one of the stories from the Englishman.
Parag, the talented all-rounder from Assam, also used his Instagram story to share the screenshot of a message received, where the user asked him to focus on cricket.
After shotting to fame, being a part of the victorious India U19 World Cup squad in 2018, Parag featured in seven IPL games in 2019. In those matches, Parag amassed 160 runs and bagged a couple of wickets.
During his stint with the Royals last season, he shared the dressing room with overseas stars such as Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
Social media platforms provided accessibility to celebrities and icons in society. However, some anti-social elements are using these platforms to harass high-profile entities in the social community.