Shobha De once again got trolled on Twitter for her bizarre comments. This time she tried to take a dig at men’s Indian Cricket Team by flashing concern for female cricketers who have been revelling in the limelight after performing wonderfully well in ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. She took to Twitter on August 1 and tweeted, “Oh Lord! Please protect our amazing women cricketers from crass commercialisation and greed that has ruined most of our Boys in blue”.
Her tweet accused the male Indian cricketers of being spoilt and wishes that their female counterpart do not follow their footsteps. By taking potshots at the men in blue, Shobha De has undermined the hard work men’s Indian Cricket Team has put in in the past few years. Seems like she only looked at only setback that the team had in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final and turned a blind eye to the fact that the men’s team reached the top of ICC Test Rankings.
It seems she does not have a clue about the present scenario of cricket in India. Virat Kohli & Co have been dominating world cricket and recently beat the mighty Australians in Border-Gavaskar Trophy to claim the Test mace. Her comments on male cricketers belittle their achievements and the efforts they put in.
Oh Lord! Please protect our amazing women cricketers from crass commercialisation and greed that has ruined most of our Boys in Blue.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 1, 2017
Due their iconic performance in WWC 2017, women cricketers have proven that they deserve equal the fame and glory that their male counterparts get. Most tweeps in comments questioned whether Shobhaa De did not want women cricketers to get paid well, or benefit from the recent surge in their popularity and get the recognition they have deserved for their hard work over the years.
Why should the women not benefit from their stardom?
— Tushar (@TusharG) August 1, 2017
You are right Mr @TusharG.Mr Sachin Tendulkar managed a commercial-professional life balance for so many years.Why not the women.
— Rajinder Raina (@rraina1481) August 1, 2017
This woman is simply jelous and acting like wellwisher for women cricketers..
— Rakesh Prabhu (@rakeshprabhu10) August 2, 2017
Thats below the belt madam. You can be appreciative of women without pulling the men down
— Tanzeem Mohammed (@Tanzeem13) August 1, 2017
Feminism ka ek style hai.
— Pakchikpak Raja (@LipuBhol) August 1, 2017
And let them be as non-commercial like our #media and journos like Shobhaa De who write never for money but for the love of literature
— Prashant Sharma (@prashant__shrma) August 1, 2017
This happens when you procure an Indian Passport somehow. Your team is struggling at 6th spot. pic.twitter.com/j3b6D1SOYd
— Robin Pasricha™ (@robin_osho) August 1, 2017
Never was a writer of substance, just sleazy commercial crap. Dunno who read it. Maybe her friends
— nandita khaire (@nanditakhaire) August 2, 2017
U pls keep ur mouth shut… They should get the best things of the life… U better write some p..n book
— Subrat (@submoh) August 1, 2017
If you can make money with similar activities why not Cricket Girls! Surely they deserve all unlike @imVkohli n gang with total capitulation
— Ymethink (@Ymethink) August 1, 2017
Coming from a person who writes for free..So true.. pic.twitter.com/iGHt6kz6Un
— PrideAndPrejudice (@YashuBnB) August 2, 2017
Women cricketers might be able to grab numerous endorsement deals due to their recently found stardom but Shobhaa De seems to not want them to get spoiled because of it. Is she trying to imply that legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and others performed poorly due to advertisements and the money cashed in? History tells otherwise Miss De! I ask you to please check facts before alleging someone.