Man Attacks Jasprit Bumrah For Leaving Asia Cup To Be With Wife During Childbirth, Internet Supports CricketerCricket fans need to shut up!
Some people deliberately choose to write controversial and problematic comments on a celebrity’s life just to gain public attention. And, these comments go viral on social media handles in no time. Recently writer and journalist Rituparna Chatterjee called out such a comment on Twitter about cricketer Jasmit Bumrah. The user had criticised the cricketer for leaving the Asia Cup in the middle to be there for his wife and newborn child. Attacking such a personal decision by someone on a micro-blogging site was highly criticised by Rituparna, also known as Masala Bai on Twitter, and many other users also agreed with her opinion the same.
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On September 4, Ritparna Chatterjee shared a Tweet by a blue tick user on Twitter who had criticised Jaspit Bumrah for leaving the Asia Cup just for his wife Sanjana Ganesan newborn child. The user also compared his decision to that of MS Dhoni who faced a similar situation during the 2015 World Cup. The user by the name of Roshan Rai hailed Dhoni for fulfilling his duties as a cricketer during the birth of his first child and simultaneously questioned Bumrah’s commitment as a cricketer. Rituparna Chatterjee bashed the user for spreading hate and negativity on the micro-blogging site. She also urged other users to not engage with such blue-tick users on Twitter as they use such negativity for their own monetary gains.
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Blue tick handle. Rage bait. Twitter rewards negative takes like these. Don't take bait. Don't engage directly. They make money from your rage, you don't. That's the tweet. pic.twitter.com/FuzXzN3Q8O
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) September 4, 2023
Many other Twitter users commented on the post and highlighted the problematic nature of our society in which men are shamed for making family a priority while women are shamed for choosing their jobs over family. Another user bashed this “So-Called” cricket fan for such an entitled behaviour.
Damn. The level of sheer entitlement these so-called "fans" have is just beyond infuriating https://t.co/HaiKiPPizs
— Bathsheba Sherman (@ModernGibran) September 4, 2023
Also patriarchal constructs will continue to shame men for choosing family and shame women for not choosing family there is truly no winning https://t.co/Pxz9s5PtLs
— shriya (@mehshriya) September 4, 2023
I think there needs to be an all caps tweet sent every single day to remind people not to QT but screenshot. https://t.co/8OQqz8f5FP
— a muse (@_a_muse) September 4, 2023
These problematic fans always manage to have some bitter comments on a cricketer’s personal life who gives their family its due importance. They are quick to question their commitment and patriotism toward the nation and such fans on social media should not be paid attention to! They are just a reflection of the problems that continue to plague our society.
Stop treating athletes like they're soldiers whose unavailability will result in deaths. When athletes like Bumrah gonna retire from sports, it is the same family members who will be around them, not trolls like him.
Good on Bumrah for choosing his family over career. https://t.co/YqsrR2NiJv
— Balram Vishwakarma (@Balram1801) September 3, 2023
Thank god it doesn't exist anymore. Always prioritise your family over everyone and everything. https://t.co/8FUwS0Vo2b
— Tabrez (@tabrezdont) September 3, 2023
Family is and should always come first. Missing your child’s birth for a game of cricket? That’s absolutely insane. He made the right decision, family is forever. Cricket is not. https://t.co/mim6huWe5N
— Ashlee (@_itsashleeee_) September 4, 2023