Mankind's belief system is built around what is right and wrong, and on a broad spectrum - on the eternal fight between good and evil. That is the basis for every action, including how and what one tweets on even the least important matters. Then, there comes a time when everything matters, including the tweets, again. Social media is a beast. (More Cricket News)
One such moment came in the life of Danish Kaneria. On August 5, the tainted Pakistan cricketer, by sharing the 'beauty of Lord Rama', reflected in his own belief system, and in the process ended up talking about "the victory of right over the evil." Despite his misdemeanour in the cricket field, Kaneria still believes in the good deeds which will send a "wave of happiness" across the world.
One such wave swept across India on Wednesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the groundbreaking ceremony (bhoomi poojan) in Ayodhya for the Ram temple, the earthly abode of Lord Ram.
Reacting to this "moment of great satisfaction", Kaneria, a Pakistani Hindu of Gujarati origin, took to popular social media platform and wrote: "The beauty of Lord Rama lies in his character, not in his name. He is a symbol of the victory of right over the evil. There is wave of happiness across the world today..."
The beauty of Lord Rama lies in his character, not in his name. He is a symbol of the victory of right over the evil. There is wave of happiness across the world today. It is a moment of great satisfaction. #JaiShriRam pic.twitter.com/wUahN0SjOk— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) August 5, 2020
It's his most famous tweet yet. Liked and retweeted by thousands, it, however, proved a means to attack Indian sports stars, mainly cricketers, who were evidently silent on the 'momentous' moment.
Here are some reactions, targetting Indian cricketers like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma:
Dear Indian cricketers @bcci wat stops u from wishing.. he is in Pakistan & has balls to do it..@imVkohli @ImRo45 @msdhoni @sachin_rt @ashwinravi99 @Jaspritbumrah93 @SGanguly99 @RaviShastriOfc— Unlocked Indian (@ROFLIndia_) August 6, 2020
Understand Kohli is afraid of @AnushkaSharma going by her antihindu webseries content
Sir I really fear for your security now. I feel so proud to look up to you. May Shri Ram bless you and keep you safe. Prayers ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ§¡— Mansi ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¦ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (@mansimukund) August 5, 2020
Our Cricketers should learn from this man. They neither love country nor their dharma but only Money. Specially Kohli and rohit whose dogs fear on Deewali, Water wipes out on Holi but eats Bakra on Eid.— à¤¬à¤²à¤°à¤¾à¤® à¤¹à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤¦à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤¸à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤¤à¤¾à¤¨à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ (@Never_Congress) August 6, 2020
And Indian cricketers in India are scared to celebrate this as Islamists will attack them..More power to you..Jai Shree Ram ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ»— aaloo kachaloo (@bolkahangayethe) August 6, 2020
Can't believe you are alive and it's not your soul that's tweeting ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¥º— kr laxmi (@krsamkr) August 5, 2020
#JaiShriRam Please give this man indian citizenship as he is pure hindu than so called masterblaster and dada the grtðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ IndUS ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂºðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ² Girl ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¦ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ à¤°à¤¾à¤® à¤¹à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ à¤¸à¤¤à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤¯ à¤¹à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (@IndUSGurl) August 5, 2020
Kash Bharat ke criketer bhi aapke jesa vichar rakhe.. Indian crikers ko to saram aati he ram ka name lene su— Kalpesh RajpurohitðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ© (@imgujjuboy) August 5, 2020
#JaiShriRam In an Islamic country to be a Hindu is a curse but few like him still has some spine to stand up for his own religion. Many have given lives in Pakistan being Hindu.— Raj (@ConquistadorRaj) August 6, 2020
Our some coward cricketers & actors with fear from mafia didn't say a wordhttps://t.co/ZtiWP4oYz6
Yes. Iam really proud of this man. Look at our spineless cricketers. Not one word from them. Sad.— Sunny2910 (@sunnybawachi) August 6, 2020
We all should list names of Bollywood actors & Indian Cricket stars who did not wish on Bhoomi Poojan , they might be living under fear of D Gang.— Indian Rafale (@UmeshKu39266308) August 6, 2020
This is the only way we can trace & save all those from suicides like SSR case.
Meanwhile indian cricketers only care about paid promotions.— ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ±ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ °ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ±ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ °ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (@bidhanbawa) August 6, 2020
Much respect brother.
Aap pakistan me reh kar bol rhe..yha log India me reh kar #JaiShriRam nahi bolte.
There's a brave man like danish sir who is celebrating this historical day desbite being in PAK meanwhile our own @imVkohli don't have guts to https://t.co/azPXdNvwbF seems he is Pawn of his anti-hindu wife @AnushkaSharma.#jaishriraam— NSR (@im_d_nsr) August 6, 2020
This man truly has guts. I haven't seen any Indian cricketer expressing his happiness over the bhoomi puja of Ram temple. Shame on all those people who can't even publicly express love for their god.— DebasishðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ±ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¾ (@DasDebasish21) August 6, 2020
Jai shree RamðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ
@imVkohli this man Danish Kaneria sitting in Pakistan has more guts than u. U could not find time to tweet about Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan....1 less hero to look up too....ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Ram Prasad ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ Proud Hindu n Indian (@Ramp03051977) August 6, 2020
It's certain, Kaneria didn't want his tweet to be a means for fans to target Indian players. But, social media can be a beast, indeed.
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