Those days, when there were no basic internet amenities, people met each other in the close circle but didn’t have the opportunity to see new faces who were elsewhere in the world. However, with evolving technology, we are stumbling upon new faces online these days and that’s how things have changed now.
In fact, technology is one of the basic mediums to connect these days and communication is becoming very convenient. For example- Social media. It allows us to interact with people from different fields and different part of the world. The best part is we become friends easily with new people.
On the dark side, netizens are misusing the social media platform by coming up with negative tweets. Netizens are just venting out their frustration on Twitter by trolling or abusing a celebrity or a cricketer.
This time around, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan was on the receiving end when a Twitter user called him the next Hafiz Saeed. For the unversed, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is a Pakistani Islamic militant, a co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah, operating mainly from Pakistan.
In April 2012, the United States announced a massive bounty of $10 million on Saeed for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that ended the lives of 164 civilians.
Meanwhile, a certain section of Twitter users including actor Richa Chadha added in the replies section that the social media handle that abused him is a bot and not a real user.
After reading this, Irfan Pathan replied: “But some one is managing that”
Irfan Pathan was a fabulous cricketer during his heydays. Besides bowling exceptionally well with the ball, he did contribute by scoring decent runs for the team. He retired from all forms of the game earlier this year in January.
In the initial years of his career, Irfan Pathan was regarded by many as the most talented swing and seam bowler to emerge from India since legendary Kapil Dev. He hogged the limelight when he claimd a Test hat-trick in Pakistan in 2006 and still remains the only bowler to accomplish the feat in the very over of a match.
In the year 2007, he was the Man of the Match when India defeated Pakistan in the final of the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup. Though he had all the ingredients to become the best in the business, it didn’t turn out the way he would have expected. He played his last Test way in 2008 while his last ODI and T20I appearance came in 2012.