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Attacking players in the name of religion is inhumane; Virat Kohli with support for Shamim

Virat Kohli responds to cyber attacks on Indian pacer Mohammad Shamim after defeat to Pakistan Kohli said those who criticize and attack players in the name of religion are inhumane. India had lost the World Cup by 10 wickets against Pakistan. Shamim, who had performed poorly in the match, was facing racial slurs from many quarters.

“Personally insulting someone in the name of religion is the worst thing a man can do,” the Indian captain told a news conference ahead of the match against New Zealand. This is the work of some spineless cowards. Kohli said such people, who are only on social media, are afraid to confront real human beings. Kohli condemned the attacks on Shamim in harsh language.

Mohammad Shami is a player who has contributed a lot for the country. Shami has led India to victory in many matches. Kohli said Shami has been leading the Indian pace line-up for the past few years along with Jaspreet Bumra. It is better not to talk to those who come up with unnecessary criticism without seeing any of this. Kohli added that there is no time to set aside for such people.

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Earlier, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and others had condemned the attacks on Shamim. This is the first time someone from within the team has responded. “We stand by him and he is 200 per cent with us. Such a critique and the brotherhood and friendship between the team members cannot be left untouched,” Kohli said.

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