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Mithali Raj trolled: ‘Are you porn star?’ Twitter shames her, questions dress sense

Mithali Raj, who led the Indian women’s cricket team to the ICC World Cup final, had posed for a picture wearing a spaghetti top which a few Twitteratis felt wasn’t a ‘decent’ picture. Mithali was body shamed a few weeks ago as well

cricket Updated: Sep 08, 2017 11:20 IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Mithali Raj’s picture that has created a stir on Twitter. The Indian women’s cricket team captain has faced criticism like Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and has been body-shamed earlier too.(

She might be the highest run-getter in women’s ODI cricket history but for a few self-proclaimed moral policemen, Mithali Raj’s on-field record means nothing if they find her posing in an ‘objectionable’ manner. (Read: Mithali Raj hooks nasty tweet for a six!)

After trying to troll Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra for sitting “cross-legged”, “showing her legs” and forgetting “Indian culture” a few days back, a certain section of Twitteratis reacted to Mithali Raj’s recent picture where she was seen wearing a spaghetti top.

On Tuesday, Mithali Raj had posted a picture with a caption stating: “#tb #PostShootSelfie #funtimes #girlstakeover.”

And what seemed just like a simple picture, immediately came across as offensive to a few who went on a rampage to point out that she didn’t dress ‘decently enough’.

The trolling got worse with Twitter users even asking if she was a ‘porn star’.

However, while there were reactions like these, there were others as well who defended her choice and voiced their opinion in favour of Raj. While some asked these Twitteratis to either shut down their profile or change their mentality, others brutally slammed their sexist remarks.

This, however, isn’t the first time that Raj has been body-shamed though. A few weeks back Raj had posted a picture with fellow cricketers Veda Krishnamurthy, Mamatha Maben and Nooshin Al Khadeer stating: “What a momentous day today was, standing with these special women!! @MabenMaben @AlNooshin @vedakmurthy08”.

The quartet had inaugurated a cricket centre and posed for the lovely snap soon after. However, to a Twitterati, all that mattered was that Raj could be seen sweating in the picture. He took the pain to reveal his regressive mindset on the official handle and was immediately slammed back, not just by the fans but also by Raj herself.

Reacting to the tweet, Raj stated: “I m where I m because I sweated it out on d field! I see no reason 2 b ashamed f it, when I’m on d ground inaugurating a cricket academy.” The tweet went viral across social media and the user was forced to delete the tweet, but it seems there are way too many mind sets that have to be changed.

First Published: Sep 07, 2017 12:46 IST