Social media can be considered as a boon for the cricketers as it has helped them in connecting with their fans and followers from all over the world on a personal level. Almost all the cricketers of the modern era are quite active on their respective social media handles and they make sure to keep their fans updated about their lives and also interact with them. In reply, the players are showered with lots of love and admiration from the fans.
But sometimes, being on these sites becomes toxic for the cricketers as some people use social media for abusing the players and trolling them brutally. England’s superstar Ben Stokes recently experienced this as a user made derogatory remarks on Stokes and his family. The abuser not only wished ill for Ben but also for his parents which was downright disgusting.
The all-rounder took to his official Instagram handle to call out the user after receiving absolutely horrific and abusive messages on the app. Sharing a screenshot of the vile abuse as an Instagram story, Stokes ridiculed the hater and exposed him to his followers of 1.3 million.
Ben Stokes receives cruel messages on Instagram
In a string of messages, the harasser told Stokes that he hopes that his parents get diagnosed with aids before telling him to jump off a building in order to get paralyzed. The person was not yet done as he further called Ben a traitor and wished him to get robbed and die with his whole family.
Slamming the abuser for such vile and disgusting remarks, Stokes wrote on the screenshot, “Some of the stuff you get sent”
At present, Stokes is in New Zealand to be with his ailing father Ged. He had left for Christchurch in the middle of the Test series against Pakistan last month after his father, a former All Blacks International, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
The 29-year-old has missed the first few matches of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) which is being played across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah from September 19. However, he is expected to join his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals camp somewhere in the middle of the league.
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