Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian’s women cricket, slammed a ‘troll’ on Twitter when the latter tried to troll her for wishing Independence Day late. As India celebrated its 72 years freedom on Wednesday, the Indian women cricket team's captain was a little late to post her greetings on Twitter, i.e. in the wee hours of Thursday.
The late greetings of Independence Day seemed to have irritated a random user ‘maverick_manoj’. However, he was appropriately schooled by Mithali Raj in a very subtle manner.
Here’s where it all started. Mithali Raj tweeted about Independence Day greetings an hour after August 15, i.e. in early hours on August 16 at 01.03 am. In her hard-hitting message on the micro-blogging site, Mithali wrote, “Wishing India, freedom from hunger, poverty, discrimination, sexism, abuse & greed. We have had 72 years to build ourselves in the manner we want to be defined. Are we close? Lives were lost so we could breathe free. Let's honour those sacrifices. Jai Hind.”
Here’s what Mithali Raj tweeted:
Wishing India, freedom from hunger, poverty, discrimination, sexism, abuse & greed. We have had 72 years to build ourselves in the manner we want to be defined. Are we close? Lives were lost so we could breathe free. Let's honour those sacrifices. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 15, 2018
A Twitter user, named Manoj, was quick to reply to Mithali Raj. In his distasteful reply, he wrote, “Independence day over mam. As a celebrity, this is not good.”
Here’s what Manoj tweeted:
Independence day over https://t.co/8l4daWaafd a celebrity this is not good.
— Manoj (@maverick_manoj) August 15, 2018
After his reply, little would have he thought that Mithali Raj would reply to him. Not only did she respond to him, but the subtle manner in which she trolled him is what was commendable.
Here’s what Mithali Raj said in her clarification:
I'm honored that you think I'm a celebrity. I'm merely an athlete on national duty since 1999. We have the challengers trophy going on and I don't have the phone with me on the field or off it on Match days. Hope that's a good enough reason for the delay? Happy Independence Day. https://t.co/nCJkkXEOyV
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 16, 2018
In the age of social media, prominent people on social media have become easy targets on social media platforms. This was just another example of how social media has become an easy medium to throw muck and scoot away. However, the champion that she is, Mithali Raj's reply was an astounding one!