Despite losing out on their maiden ICC Women’s World Cup trophy as runners-up, the India women’s cricket team have won hearts all over the country for their efforts. And after all the praises and blessings that poured in for the India eves, Shobhaa De has sparked debate on social media for her controversial comment on the team.
The veteran columnist wished that Mithali Raj and co don’t get ‘spoiled’ like their male counterparts. Shobhaa De wrote, “Oh Lord! Please protect our amazing women cricketers from crass commercialisation and greed that has ruined most of our Boys in Blue.”
Shobha De’s tweet went viral and Tweeple thrashed the writer with harsh questions. People raised the question that why can’t the women cricketers take advantage of their success.
Check out some of the reactions that Shobhaa’s controversial tweet got:
Translation: Men can define their own success, but not women. No, we can't have women be both good at cricket and rich.
— Ambrish K (@ambrishrk) August 1, 2017
Beg to differ Mam, why should boys have all the fun ? Irrespective, the girl gang should also enjoy the kick backs ..
— Bhumika Tewari (@bhumika_tewari) August 1, 2017
Oh Lord! Please protect out women cricketers from uselsss and workless page 3 columnists
— Twittterly (@Twittterly) August 1, 2017
Feminism ka ek style hai. 😏😏😏😏
— Pakchikpak Raja (@LipuBhol) August 1, 2017
Thats below the belt madam. You can be appreciative of women without pulling the men down
— Tanzeem Mohammed (@Tanzeem13) August 1, 2017
And let them be as non-commercial like our #media and journos like Shobhaa De who write never for money but for the love of literature
— Prashant Sharma (@prashant__shrma) August 1, 2017
This woman is simply jelous and acting like wellwisher for women cricketers..
— Rakesh Prabhu (@rakeshprabhu10) August 2, 2017
You are right Mr @TusharG.Mr Sachin Tendulkar managed a commercial-professional life balance for so many years.Why not the women.
— Rajinder Raina (@rraina1481) August 1, 2017
Why should the women not benefit from their stardom?
— Tushar (@TusharG) August 1, 2017