Shobhaa de brutally trolled after praying for women cricketers to not get ‘ruined’ like their male counterparts
Shobhaa De embroiled herself in a controversy of sorts after putting forth her rather comical views on cricket. The veteran columnist took to social media on Tuesday to share her concern for the Indian women’s cricket team.
“Oh Lord! Please protect our amazing women cricketers from crass commercialisation and greed that has ruined most of our Boys in Blue,” De wrote on Twitter.
Here’s her tweet:
Oh Lord! Please protect our amazing women cricketers from crass commercialisation and greed that has ruined most of our Boys in Blue.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 1, 2017
Mithali Raj and Co have been the toast of the nation ever since they returned from England after an impressive ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 campaign. Everyone, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has lauded the Women in Blue for their efforts in reaching the final.
Naturally, it’s only fair that the players have been flooded with gifts, promotions and sponsorship opportunities since their return. India’s women cricketers have long been in the shadow of their male counterparts, and it’s about time they got their hard-earned due.
After all, they toil under the sun day in, day out just like the Men in Blue. And unlike Virat Kohli …read more