MS Dhoni does not deserve such treatment: Shahid Afridi on online threats directed at CSK skipper's family

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IPL 2020: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said threats directed at CSK skipper MS Dhoni and his family ‘is not right and should not happen’.

 Shahid Afridi. (Reuters Photo)

MS Dhoni's the person who has taken Indian cricket to new heights: Shahid Afridi. (Reuters Photo)

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Shahid Afridi condemned online threats directed at MS Dhoni and his familyMS Dhoni has taken Indian cricket to new heights and does not deserve such treatment: AfridiMS Dhoni and his family received online threats after CSK's poor performance in IPL

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has reacted to MS Dhoni's family receiving threats online over his and his team's performances in IPL 2020. Afridi condemned the recent abuse directed at Dhoni and his family, reminding everyone of his contributions towards Indian cricket and said he doesn't deserve such treatment.

"I don't know what sort of threats were directed at MS Dhoni & his family but it's not right & shouldn't happen. Dhoni's the person who has taken Indian cricket to new heights. He's taken junior & senior players along this journey & doesn't deserve such treatment," Afridi was quoted as saying by Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq on Twitter.

Shahid Afridi "I don't know what sort of threats were directed at MS Dhoni & his family but it's not right & shouldn't happen. Dhoni's the person who has taken Indian cricket to new heights. He's taken junior & senior players along this journey & doesn't deserve such treatment"

— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 11, 2020

Chennai Super Kings' humiliating defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday gave birth to numerous memes and trolls on social media but some people took it too far by abusing and threatening the players and their family members. CSK are in the midst of their worst start to an IPL season as they suffered a humiliating 37-run defeat against Virat Kohli's RCB. It was their 5th loss in 7 matches so far in IPL 2020.

Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha had strongly condemned this shameful trend that’s horrendously thriving on social media. Having dealt with all of this during his career, Ojha explained the societal boundaries that are crossed by these people when they threaten the players and their families.

Ojha also spoke about how trolling, making humour out of someone’s poor form is still okay but it’s simply not okay to abuse any cricketer or anyone associated with them.

“If you say something with a touch of humour that is acceptable but you know when you’re crossing that line and you’re saying all this about anyone, anyone at all, it’s very disturbing and you don’t want this to happen. These digital platforms, this social media, is just for entertainment or to enhance your ability to see the world in a different way but you have to be very careful about what message you’re passing to your next generation,” Ojha said.

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