What’s the story?
Not one to shy away from the challenge of bowling against the best of batsmen, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is proving that he is not going to allow socio-religious norms dictate the way he wants to live his life.
Despite the controversy surrounding his Facebook post that portrayed his wife and himself barely dying down, Shami posted another picture of the couple on Twitter on the occasion of the New Year, throwing a virtual open challenge to religious fanatics who have a problem accepting women as holding equal rights in the society.
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A controversy erupted on Christmas Day after Shami had posted an image of himself with his wife Hasin Jahan on Facebook which attracted a lot of derogatory comments from religious fanatics and clerics as they believed that Hasin was not ‘properly dressed’ as per Islamic traditions and teachings.
Shami took to Twitter to silence those who raised objections to the picture and understandably got support from a number of celebrities who put their weight behind Shami and now, the Indian pacer has made it pretty clear that he is not afraid to speak his mind on the matter.
The heart of the matter
Wishing people on the occasion of New Year’s day, Shami posted a beautiful poem showing his love for his wife along with the couple’s picture. He also posted another couple of Tweets wishing everyone peace and contentment for the year ahead.
While many commented in support of the Indian pacer, there were, as to expected, a few number of tweets that were not in good measure and another war of words have already broken out on the micro-blogging site.
No one has the right to dictate the terms of someone else’s life and Shami has shown that he is not going to let haters affect how he wants to lead his. We commend Shami for the brave step and hope the sporting fraternity, as well as the fans, back him in his open war against the social media trolls.