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Shami has given trolls a befitting reply: Umesh Yadav

By Saurabh Malhotra -

Team India's speedster Umesh Yadav has come out in support of Mohammed Shami, who was recently trolled on social media after he posted some pictures with his wife Hasin Jahan, the trolls 'told' Shami how he should respect Islam and 'advised' him on the kind of clothes his wife should be wearing. Shami himself responded to the unnecessary comments and told the trolls he is well aware of what he is doing and they should look within.

Umesh in a interview with Times of India, talked about the trolling celebs face on social media, he said, "It seems to be a fad these days to attack the cricketers, their partners or film stars. To hit out at women is the most cowardly thing to do. Nobody has the right to tell you what to wear or not to wear. Shami has no problem with his wife wearing a gown, who gave a right to all these guys to comment? These trolls don't have any work. In fact, they are the most frustrated people; they need to get a life. And Shami has given them a befitting reply on social media."

When asked if his wife Tanya faces the same, how will he react, "My reaction would also be like that of Shami. Tanya is my life partner, she has every right to do what she likes. I would challenge anybody who objects to her right to be herself and ask him to come and make all those comments to my face. Bhai saamne aake baat kar na."

Umesh was then asked about skipper Virat Kohli, and the team's energy, to which he said, "Ever since Virat has become the Test captain, he has motivated everyone to stand for others —both on and off the pitch. He told us if we take pride in others' achievements and repose faith in our mates, we will do even better. This mantra is translating into all this positivity and bonding that everyone is talking about. We are all playing as a team and achieving for one another."

Lastly, talking about his plans for the New Year, he said, "Before the next season begins, I want to take Tanya for a relaxed new year holiday at a beach destination like Maldives; I will finalise it in the next couple of days. Both of us need a break."