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BCCI Sends Out Message In Support of Mohammed Shami

India play New Zealand next in the T20 World Cup on Sunday.

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BCCI Sends Out Message In Support of Mohammed Shami
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Plenty in the cricketing fraternity condemned the abuse directed at Mohammed Shami after India were defeated by Pakistan on Sunday. And on Tuesday, the BCCI put out a message as well in support of Shami.

Shami was subjected to online abuse after the match on social media by so-called fans on Instagram and Twitter, who passed derogatory statements.

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Having conceded 43 runs in 3.5 overs at an economy rate of 11.21, Shami, like many other players in the team, had a bad day, but was subjected to comments like, "Bloody Pakistani in Team India". Upset at the defeat, so-called fans vented on Shami's social media page, blaming him for the loss, questioning his loyalty to the country.

The BCCI posted a picture of Shami with captain Virat Kohli on Twitter and said "Proud, Strong, Upward and onward."

On Monday, cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan, Yuzvendra Chahal and all-rounder Yusuf Pathan also condemned the online abuse against Shami.

On Tuesday, Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Rizwan also spoke out asking people to respect the players.

“The kind of pressure, struggles & sacrifices a player has to go through for his country & his people is immeasurable. @MdShami11 is a star & indeed of the best bowlers in the world Please respect your stars. This game should bring people together & not divide 'em #Shami #PAKvIND,” Rizwan tweeted.

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