No to Hate-Mongering: KKR Lends Support to Glenn Maxwell & Dan Christian
Dinesh Karthik believes that social media needs to be a more kind platform.
The day after Royal Challengers Bangalore were knocked out of IPL 2021 by Kolkata Knight Riders, Australian cricketers Glenn Maxwell and Dan Christian, and the latter’s partner Jorgia Dunn had been subjected to abuse on social media by irate fans.
While Maxwell lashed out at the abusers and Christian asked that his partner be left out of such conversations, KKR posted a message of support for them with Dinesh Karthik explaining that social media needs to be a kinder place.
“.. Social media needs to be a kinder place. People don’t realise the gravity of what they say, be it memes, be it videos or just the use of words. It’s a spur of the moment thing for them, instinctively what they feel they put it out there, not realising what the person reading it will go through,” Karthik said in a video shared by KKR on social media.
“Say NO to hate-mongering. Cricketers are subjected to online-abuse way too often. It's high time we take a strong stand against it. Victories and Losses are a part of any sport. We stand by you @RCBTweets @danchristian54 @Gmaxi_32 . We've been there too,” KKR tweeted.
While Maxwell had a good season for RCB, Christian, who had plenty of expectations behind him coming into the season, didn’t have such a good time.
Christian, a veteran of franchise cricket, cored only nine runs and went wicket-less with the ball, conceding 29 runs from 1.4 overs at an economy rate of 17.40 against KKR.
Maxwell meanwhile scored 15 off 18 deliveries against KKR and bowled three overs, conceding 25 runs as the opposition won in Sharjah.
For Maxwell, the focus now turns to the men’s T20 World Cup with Australia.
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