Fans Are Slamming Senior Journalist For Using Disrespectful Language Against Rohit Sharma

Senior journalist Samip Rajguru met the firing line of the fans on social media on Wednesday for his shameful, disrespectful and derogatory comments on Rohit Sharma as he also fat-shamed the Indian skipper.

Last week, Rajguru had even questioned the commitment of Rohit Sharma toward the Test side when the Indian captain didn’t fly to England with the first batch of players on June 16.

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Rohit Sharma
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That raised plenty of speculations about his fitness which were, though, soon banished when he flew to the UK after that and also trained with his teammates and had a batting session.

Instead of the June 16 flight, Sharma had boarded the June 20th flight along with head coach Rahul Dravid and Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, the two players who were playing versus South Africa.

Sharma was rested for the five-T20I series versus South Africa after the IPL 2022 where Mumbai Indians failed to reach the playoffs.

Rohit Sharma
Image Source – The Economic Times

Rohit Sharma is a Bhagoda: Rajguru said

When thrown criticism for questioning Rohit Sharma’s commitment, Samip Rajguru blurted: “Where is your Rohit Sharma? Vacationing. If he a cricketer then he should play cricket but he’s vacationing.”

Rajguru added: “He’s a Bhagoda (fugitive), not willing to play cricket. Rohit didn’t want to face [Kagiso] Rabada; if he’s brave then should come and play.”

“Rest for what? Which injury?” Rajguru fumed. “20 days of rest? Rohit Sharma opted out of the India series [vs South Africa].”

Rajguru then even went below the belt, fat-shaming Rohit. “He isn’t able to bat. He isn’t able to move quicker; has grown so much fat on his belly,” the veteran journalist added, concluding with a sarcastic comment, “But he’s a superstar!”

Fans hit back at the journalist

Fans, whether Rohit Sharma’s or in general, were really furious with Rajguru’s comments and even called him a disgrace to journalism.

Here are some of the reactions of angry fans:

The Edgbaston Test, which is the last Test of the unfinished series from last year, will be the first time Sharma will be leading India in an overseas Test. Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India gained a 2-1 lead in the 4 Tests played so far, where Sharma was India’s highest run-getter with 368 runs and only behind Joe Root.

Sharma, though, is coming off a poor IPL season – the MI skipper finished with 268 runs at an average of 19 and a strike rate of 120 and didn’t notch up even a single half-century.

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