Online bullying is now real, especially for cricketers. Nowadays, cricketers have been becoming an easy target for the haters and trollers on social media. It was not long back that Daniel Christian and Glenn Maxwell took a stand against social media hate. The Aussie duo was subjected to online cruelty after RCB’s loss to KKR in the Eliminator of IPL 2021.
The latest to join the bandwagon is Proteas seamer, Dale Steyn. On Wednesday, Steyn shared a screenshot on his official Instagram handle. In the screenshot, a cricket fan can be seen brutally abusing Steyn for his remarks on Chennai Super Kings batter Suresh Raina.
Steyn took a jibe at the hater for his cruel words as he shared the screenshot of the message on his Instagram. While sharing the picture, the seamer wrote, ‘Love Love Love.’ The veteran also added the song, All you need is love, in the background.
Dale Steyn slams Suresh Raina
A few days back, Dale Steyn had heavily criticized Suresh Raina for his poor form in the Indian Premier League 2021. The middle-order batter isn’t enjoying a good run in IPL 2021 as he has failed to contribute anything significant to the scoreboard. During a match between CSK and defending champions Mumbai Indians, Raina had ended up scoring just four runs off six balls.
Steyn didn’t seem much happy with the way Raina conducted himself on the field and slammed the batter for his approach. “He (Suresh Raina) didn’t want anything of it. He looked like a school boy cricketer at a point. I couldn’t believe this was an international player doing what he was doing, almost embarrassing that he broke his bat and got out. Had that gone for six, maybe I won’t have said that but it is what we saw,” Dale Steyn explained during a chat on ESPNCricinfo.