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Mohammad Kaif trolled on social media for committing ‘sin’ of playing chess

Mohammad Kaif, former Indian cricket team player, posted an image with his son playing chess. But trolls targeted him saying that it was a sin. Earlier, Mohammed Shami and Irfan Pathan were trolled for posting images with their wives.

cricket Updated: Jul 28, 2017 19:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mohammad Kaif,Irfan Pathan,Indian Cricket Team
Mohammad Kaif posted this photo of playing chess with his son on social media. (Facebook)

Mohammad Kaif is in the firing line of social media trolls again. The reason this time is more ridiculous than ever.

The former Indian cricket team player, hero of India’s win over England in the 2002 Natwest Trophy, posted an image with his son on social media, with the duo playing chess.

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“Shatranj Ke Khilaadi #fatherson #kabirtales #instaplay,” he wrote in his post and added a photo.

Shatranj Ke Khilaadi #fatherson #kabirtales #instaplay

A post shared by Mohammad Kaif (@mohammadkaif87) on

Surprisingly, the post received strange reactions on Facebook.

“Bhai yeh game harraaam he (Brother, this game is a sin),” wrote a person called Anwar Shaikh.

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Another person by the name of Mohd Imran wrote: “Chess is prohibited in Islam.”

“Lage raho Bhaijaan new world new hobby but not accepted Islam this hobby but i liket,” wrote Kamrul Haque.

Mohammad Kaif’s Facebook post of playing chess with son got a lot of negative reactions (in cirrcles) (Facebook)

Mohammad Kaif had an angry reaction to the comments. “What ? Thekeedar ji se poochiye, is breathing haraam or not. Kamaal hai yaar,” he wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, he was also trolled for doing a Surya Namaskar.

Indian cricket team players have often come under fire from trolls. Mohammad Shami and Irfan Pathan were trolled earlier for posting photos with his wives.

In the photo that Irfan posted, his wife Safa Baig — to whom he got married to in February 2016 — can be seen wearing a burqa. Her exposed hands and nail polish, however, enraged some people, who posted ridiculous comments.

First Published: Jul 28, 2017 18:54 IST