Shikha Chaurasia

Nation, October 10, 2020: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lost by 10 runs during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday chasing an easy-looking target of 168 runs.

After the match, some of the CSK batsmen, including captain Dhoni, became a victim of criticism from the fans. Kedar Jadhav also received backlash for scoring just seven runs off 12 balls.

A disturbing thing is that some users also made embarrassing comments against Dhoni and his five-year-old daughter Ziva. Wives and girlfriends have fallen victim to criticism from fans and have also been trolled on social media over the poor performance of players, but this is the first time where the children of the players are also being targeted after the loss of their favourite teams. Some tweets and Facebook posts threatening Dhoni’s five-year-old daughter Ziva have surfaced. In many of these posts, Dhoni’s daughter has been subjected to rape and death threats.

CSK’s performance so far this season has not been very good. The team has played six league matches, losing four and winning only two. At the same time, CSK was in a winning position against KKR, but later the team lost by a margin of 10 runs. This was CSK’s sixth league match. Just before that, CSK registered a stunning victory in their fifth league match by a margin of 10 wickets.

CSK had their first win against Mumbai Indians in this season’s opening match, then the team had to face defeat in three consecutive matches. After winning the fifth match, it was defeated again in the sixth match and after this, the fans gave such a reaction which cannot be accepted and comprehended in any sense. It is not right to comment on Mahi’s defeat and blame her five-year-old daughter for it. However, many fans came out in support of Dhoni on this matter and called the incident completely wrong.