Mumbai Indians give stern warning to fans indulging in trolling

Mumbai Indians

In the latest development, Mumbai Indians (MI) have issued a stern warning to fans regarding online trolling of players amid the ongoing controversy surrounding Hardik Pandya. The hosts of MI Live delivered a strong message, urging supporters and social media users to refrain from targeting or mocking the players. This directive from the IPL franchise comes amid the Hardik Pandya-Rohit Sharma episode, where Pandya faced criticism and trolling from some MI fans after he replaced the respected ‘Hitman’ and was appointed captain.

MI expressed a strong stance against trolling of any kind, emphasizing its role as an intermediary between the team and its supporters on social media platforms. The host urged fans to avoid targeting the players and clearly condemned the use of offensive language, citing a particular instance where Pandya, who is a father, faced distasteful comments on social media Was.

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Pandya faced disappointment from a section of Mumbai Indians supporters after being made the captain, which is evident from the instances of derogatory comments on his social media posts and even burning of MI jerseys. This step by MI to address online behavior reflects a proactive stance against trolling and emphasizes the need for respectful engagement between fans and players in the cricket arena.

The decision to replace Rohit Sharma as captain ahead of the IPL 2024 season came as a surprise to some, but not completely unexpected to many. Speculation was rife about Sharma’s future in the shortest format, especially after the disappointing defeat in the 2023 World Cup final. However, Sharma’s announcement of his ambition to secure a T20 World Cup momentarily eased the uncertainties surrounding his role.

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