Player plays game, religion does not – Ajmal slams fans for targeting Shami & Virat

Following India’s loss to Pakistan, Mohammed Shami was abused on social media, with many pointing out his religion. Rape threats were given to Virat Kohli’s nine-month-old daughter after he backed Shami.

Reacting to dirty games on social media, Ajmal requested fans to back the players instead of abusing them.

“Player plays the game, religion does not play. It is not right to harass players based on their religion. If such things happen, the future generation might be scared of taking up the game. Players are being called gaddars (traitors). Kohli’s nine-month-old daughter is getting rape threats. It is a sport, where one team has to win and one has to lose. India performed badly in a couple of games. But if you look at the stats of the entire year, India have been perhaps the most successful team.”