Another opportunity for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to lift the IPL trophy for the first time got ended on 21 May 2023 when Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated them by six wickets. They needed just a win over GT to get qualified for the playoffs. But, Shubman Gill’s century helped GT to chase down the 198-run target in 19.1 overs.
Hence, RCB fans were disappointed as Gill broke their dream at their home ground, M Chinnaswamy Stadium. But, after that, many RCB and Virat Kohli fans were found to comment abusive words for Gill and his sister, Shahneel Gill on their social media handles. Seeing that, many people came up and slammed such fans for spreading toxicity.
Here are some images of such comments:
“You have to keep applying yourself, that’s important.” – Shubman Gill
RCB fanbase is known as one of the most loyal fanbases in the history of IPL for their love and affection for the team despite their poor performances year by year. Their support has always made headlines. But, some toxic fans have always made the overall thing dirty on social media by targeting players and their family members. Speaking of the match, Virat Kohli smashed his seventh IPL ton as RCB scored 197 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. But, in reply, Shubman Gill remained not out on 104* runs off 52 balls as GT chased down the target with five balls and six wickets to spare.
Gill also won the Player of the Match award and during the post-match presentation, he said: “It’s all about getting a start and converting it into a big one. Thankfully it’s working out for me in the business end. You have to keep applying yourself, that’s important. The new ball was holding on a bit. The ball was getting wet with the dew. I thought Vijay Shankar was trying to go too hard. Once he found the momentum, he hit it a long way. I know my game… for any player it’s important to know who you are. I think we have a great bowling attack for that [Chennai] wicket.”
Here is how fans have shown support for Gill and his sister:
Doesn't understood their mentality, what is the fault of Gill and his sister. Gill played for his team and scoring runs. Jo sbhi players hi krte hain.
— Kunal Yadav (@kunaalyaadav) May 22, 2023
Your idol make you proud by playing dis good and u spoil his name by doing things like dis not talking about troll for naveen bcz he did it Over again n again but gill n Gill sister doesn't deserve dat
— ☝️ (@aurkya_2020) May 22, 2023
We often talk about how great the RCB fanbase is and all that. But what about the things they said to Gill and his sister? Classless. Shameful act.
How do we stop it? I hope @imVkohli steps up and asks everyone to stop this nonsense. Enough is enough.
— Koustav Sengupta (@KoustavOfficial) May 22, 2023
Yesterday these Kohli fans hv crossed their limits.
They abused Gill and his sister on Instagram.
They abuse players in stadium.
They are contaminating our beautiful country.
They should be arrested.
They should understand that their idol can't play T20.
They are worst creature..
— Rishabh Pant Stan (@Siddharth_ICT) May 22, 2023
Look at what is happening to Gill and his sister and DK.
— Unethical Joker (Perry's version) (@Jokeresque_) May 22, 2023
North toxic Kohli fans abusing gill's sister 🤮
— [email protected] 😎 (@jammy_ranbir) May 22, 2023
But chokli fans are abusing gill and his sister earlier they gave rape Dhoni's Daughter in 2020 IPL. Chokli fans deserves this.
— Abhishek (@abs83235) May 22, 2023
After this so called akshat tweet, see what rubbish people's are doing in comments section of Gill's Sister. pic.twitter.com/luVRzNjDem
— Tuk-Tuk Cric Academy (@TukTukCricketer) May 22, 2023