Fans Trolled Journalist Samip Rajguru For His Tweet On Jemimah Rodrigues

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Renowned journalist Samip Rajguru has had to face the wrath of Twitterati for his distasteful comment on India women’s batter Jemimah Rodrigues following India’s loss to Australia women on Saturday in the 4th T20I of the ongoing series at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, where Alyssa Healy’s team sealed the series with a 3-1 lead via a close victory by only 7 runs.

India finished at 181/5 in the chase of 189 posted by Australia on the back of Ellyse Perry’s belligerent knock of 72 runs off 42 balls.

India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur smashed 46 runs off 30 balls, Devika Vaidya scored 32 off 26, and Richa Ghosh blasted 40 runs off 19 balls to give India the hope, however, all their knocks went in vain as India fell 7 runs short of Australia’s total.

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22-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues scored 8 runs in 11 balls, and virtually played a match-losing innings.

Instead of just sticking to his opinions on cricket, Samip Rajguru, however, also Jemimah Rodrigues’ personal life, stating that the she should she should aim to be better on the ground rather on Instagram.

Jemimah Rodrigues is renowned among fans for her social media activity; the youngster is a regular social media user, flaunting her singing and dancing skills, and has got the adoration of not just Indian fans but also from outside India.

Showcasing his regressive mindset with a comment, which even hinted at slight misogyny toward the 22-year-old, Samip Rajguru tweeted: “Insta Pe Hero and Ground Pe Zero Nahi Chalega @JemiRodrigues start playing as good as you are on instagram @BCCIWomen”

Rajguru, who seems to have forgotten Jemimah’s heroics in the CWG earlier in the year, faced severe backlash, deservedly, from the fans for his pathetic, and personal remark on Jemimah. 

Despite being brutally trolled for his previous tweet, the veteran journalist came up with another tweet with similar sentiments.

“It will be better for players to realise if they do their main job… performing on ground well they will have more insta followers than dancing to get followers @BCCI @BCCIWomen,” Rajguru tweeted.

Here are the reactions of the fans on his tweets: