Harbhajan slams trolls targeting Australia. A number of crass comments have appeared on the posts of Australian players and their families after they beat India in the 2023 World Cup final.

Australia won the World Cup for a record-extending sixth time on Sunday after they beat hosts and favorites India in the final in Ahmedabad. India was dominant going into the final, winning all 10 of the matches that they played by big margins but was completely outplayed by a clinical Australian side.

An unfortunate development since the result on Sunday has been the appearance of several crass comments on the social media posts of Australian players and their families, including rape and death threats. Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was part of the team that won the World Cup in 2011, has now spoken out against the abuse. “Reports of trolling of family members of Australian cricket players is completely in bad taste. We played well but lost the final to better cricket by the Aussies. That’s it. Why troll the players and their families? Requesting all cricket fans to stop such behavior. Sanity and dignity are more important,” he said on X.

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Online Abuse Targets Cricket Players’ Wives: Response and Performance (Harbhajan slams trolls targeting Australia)

Harbhajan slams trolls targeting Australia. Such comments could be seen on the posts of wives of players like Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell among others. Maxwell’s wife Vini Raman called out those meeting out the abuse “… and cue all the hateful vile DMs. Stay classy. Can’t believe this needs to be say BUT you can be Indian and also support the country of your birth. Where you have been raise and more importantly the team your husband plus the father of your child plays in #nobrainer. Take a chill pill and direct that outrage towards more important world issues,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

Head emerged as the hero for Australia in the semi-final and the final while Maxwell was crucial with the ball for Australia in the two matches. He also play since been referred to as one of the greatest ODI innings of all time against Afghanistan. Smashing an unbeaten 201 off 128 balls and taking Australia to victory in a chase of 293 despite being 91/7 at one point.

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Maxwell’s Key Contributions Secure Australia’s Victory

Maxwell took the big wicket of India’s captain Rohit Sharma in the final. Which pretty much ended the brief phase of domination India enjoyed batting first. Head, meanwhile, scored 132 off 120 balls in a 192-run partnership with Marnus Labuschagne to lead Australia’s chase. And Maxwell himself scored the winning runs.

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