Robin Uthappa has defended Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj after she was targetted by online trolls for exposing too much cleavage in a picture she posted in her Instagram account. The trolls accused Mithali Raj of shedding away her Indian culture and trying to be too much western minded through her picture. The picture was clicked with her friends Amreen Khurana and Afshan Kaura.
Despite attacks from the trolls, Raj has found great support from people all over the internet and she herself hit back pretty hard at the trolls, sending out a strong message. Here is the picture which caused a furor on the internet:
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) September 6, 2017
She has found great support from women athletes as well as activists. Now Indian cricket team and Kolkata Knight Riders opener Robin Uthappa has also come out in strong support of Mithali Raj on his Twitter account. Uthappa defending Mithali said:
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) September 7, 2017
Raj also found great support from wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who too has been previously targetted by trolls on Twitter:
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) September 7, 2017
It’s great to see sportspersons coming out in support of their fellow colleagues in times of such troubles.