Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Daniel Christian was heavily trolled on social media after his defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator match of IPL 2021. Christian’s performance with the ball and bat was very poor in the match. During Kolkata’s innings, he looted runs at the crucial occasion, due to which the team lost. After the defeat, he and his pregnant partner were heavily trolled on social media, about which Kolkata Knight Riders wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is unhappy. Karthik has said that when people post on social media, people do not realize its seriousness.
Kolkata has posted a video on its Twitter handle, in which Karthik said, ‘Sometimes I feel social media needs to be made a kinder place. I think people don’t realize the seriousness of what they say, be it memes, videos or just the use of words. It’s a matter of moments for them, instinctively putting what they feel there. They don’t know what condition they go through for whom they are doing this.’
Apart from Karthik, his team has also tweeted in support of RCB players, advising the haters not to do so. Dan Christian’s wife Georgia Dunn was targeted by people on social media after the Bangalore defeat. After this Christian said, ‘He wrote expressing his grief here,’ Go to the comment section of my partner’s Instagram post and look. Tonight I didn’t play a good game, but it’s a game. Please leave my partner out of this.’