This article is from Oct 09, 2020

Rape threat for Dhoni’s 5-year-old daughter | Social media users crossing their limit 

CSK fans started projecting on social media that Kedar Jadhav’s poor batting was the only reason for Chennai’s defeat in the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Social networking sites across India have begun to criticize Kedar Jadhav’s batting, getting media attention with troll memes and posts.

In this context, the memes are going viral that bad comments are being reported on social media to the extent of threatening to rape the daughters of captain MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav for the Chennai team’s defeat in the IPL. Youturn followers were also asked us regarding this issue.

It is not common for athletes, especially cricketers, to be personally attacked by fans for the hatred they experience when they lose a match, and that hatred has now gone as far as the athletes’ wives and children. It extends from the ordinary troll, to the threat of rape and attack beyond threat.

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Both Dhoni and his wife Sakshi are threatened in comments on their Instagram page after the loss of the match with KKR. Many of them shared the screenshots of those comment posts in Hindi and English on Twitter and Facebook.

Recently social media users targeted Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka as Virat did not play well in the match. The families of the cricketers are also being trolled and abused on social media. People need to realize that trolls and hatred go to extremes at some point, and violence against children and women must be condemned.

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