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Hrishikesh Kanitkar’s Wikipedia page compromised with abusive reference

Hrishikesh Kanitkar, who played 34 ODIs and two Tests for India towards the end of the 90s, has had his Wikipedia profile page compromised with abusive reference to his name.

cricket Updated: Jun 08, 2018 14:36 IST
Devarchit Varma
Devarchit Varma
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Hrishikesh Kanitkar played a big role in Rajasthan securing two back-to-back Ranjit Trophy titles in 2011 and 2012.
Hrishikesh Kanitkar played a big role in Rajasthan securing two back-to-back Ranjit Trophy titles in 2011 and 2012.(Getty Images)
         

Former Indian cricketer and current Tamil Nadu coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar’s Wikipedia page has been compromised, with the miscreants meddling with his name on the internet encyclopaedia.

Hrishikesh’s name on Wikipedia – a website on which anyone can edit the data – has been described with abusive reference, marking yet another instance of a cricketer’s profile being compromised.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar’s name has been described with abusive reference on his Wikipedia page.
Hrishikesh Kanitkar’s name has been described with abusive reference on his Wikipedia page. ( Wikipedia )

The ‘personal information’ tab on Hrishikesh’s Wikipedia page also describes Bernice Mene — a former New Zealand netball player — as his wife. For the uninitiated, Bernice is married to former New Zealand captain and fast bowler Dion Nash.

Jade Dernback was described as the worst player of all time on his compromised Wikipedia page.
Jade Dernback was described as the worst player of all time on his compromised Wikipedia page. ( Wikipedia )

In the past, England’s fast bowler Jade Dernbach and Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s Wikipedia pages too were attacked by trolls, who went on to add undesired information on their respective pages.

While Dernbach’s page was plastered with the description “Worst Player of All Time” some time in 2014, the star Indian all-rounder’s profile was messed with a description with a funny touch.

Ravindra Jadeja was descibed as a philanthropist and Nobel Prize winner.
Ravindra Jadeja was descibed as a philanthropist and Nobel Prize winner. ( Wikipedia )

Jadeja’s page read, “… a philanthropist, a Nobel Prize winner, a double Laureus Sportman [sic] of the Year, and the nearest human to being God. Other than that he is an Indian cricketer.”

Former India cricketer Hrishikesh played two Tests and 34 ODIs from 1997-2000. His only two Tests came on India’s tour of Australia in 1999 wherein he scored a total of 74 runs. In 34 ODIs, Kanitkar scored 339 runs and took 17 wickets but his most memorable moment was in 1998 when he smashed a four in the last over bowled by Saqlain Mushtaq to help India chase down the-then world record score of 316 against Pakistan in the final of the Silver Jubilee Independence Cup played in Bangladesh.

He is considered to be one of the finest batsmen produced in Indian domestic circuit, with the left-handed batsman scoring more than 10,000 runs in First-Class cricket at an average over 52. The left-hander played a key role in guiding Rajasthan to two Ranji Trophy titles in 2011 and 2012.

Hrishikesh is the son of former Indian Test cricketer Hemant Kanitkar, who played two Tests for India during their home series against the West Indies in 1974-75. He passed away in 2015.