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'Sanity and dignity are more important': Harbhajan Singh slams fans for trolling Australian players and their families

NEW DELHI: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh urged cricket enthusiasts to refrain from trolling Aussie cricketers and their family members after Australia secured a six-wicket victory over India in the ODI World Cup 2023 final.

Harbhajan took to social media platform X, formerly Twitter, and wrote that trolling family members of the World Cup champions is completely in bad taste.

"Reports of trolling of family members of Australian cricket players is completely in bad taste. We played well but lost the final to better cricket by the Aussies. That's it. Why troll the players and their families? Requesting all cricket fans to stop such behaviour. Sanity and dignity are more important," Harbhajan wrote on X.

After India's defeat, numerous cricket fans engaged in trolling the family members of Australian cricketers on their social media profiles. Vini Raman , the wife of Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell , brought attention to this disturbing trend.

"Can't believe this needs to said BUT you can be Indian and also support the country of your birth where you have been raised and more importantly the team your husband + father of your child plays in #nobrainer. Take a chill pill and direct that outrage towards more important issues" Vini shared her ordeal in an Instagram story.

Mitchell Marsh , the Australian cricketer, also faced social media backlash after he posted an image of himself with his feet on the World Cup Trophy .

The World Cup finalists will now compete in a five-match T20I series which will begin on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.

(With ANI inputs)