- Dec 11, 2023
- Oct 11, 2023
Australia secured their record-extending sixth ODI World Cup title in a thrilling final against India, and among the standout performers was Glenn Maxwell, who played a pivotal role in the team’s success. Maxwell’s magical double century against Afghanistan, despite battling extreme cramps and back spasms, set the stage for his heroics. In the final, his crucial wicket of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma added another feather to his cap.
Beyond the cricket field, celebrations extended to Maxwell’s personal life as well. His wife, Vini Raman, of Indian descent, shared in the joy of Australia’s victory. The couple had recently welcomed a baby boy, Logan Maverick Maxwell, into their family on September 11, 2023.
However, the post-victory euphoria took a turn when Vini Raman faced backlash on social media and received derogatory comments for supporting Australia over India. Netizens took to sharing memes and negative remarks in her chat box, prompting Vini to address the negativity.
Vini took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the matter, expressing disbelief that she had to state the obvious – that one can be Indian and also support the country of their birth, especially when it’s where they have been raised. She emphasized the importance of supporting the team her husband, and the father of her child, plays for, urging people to direct their outrage towards more significant world issues.
In a post-victory period meant for celebration, Vini’s response sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals navigating national loyalties, especially when connected to personal relationships. The incident underscores the need for respect and understanding in the realm of sports fandom and personal choices.
See how fans have reacted:
A couple of People are tarnishing the image of All the Indians.🤦🏻♀️ A wife would obviously support her husband. Grow up People!!
— Aarushi Joshi (@Aarushijoshii) November 20, 2023
This is unacceptable behavior yarrrrr
— umair khan (@ksz399) November 20, 2023
Vini Schooling Brainless Indians
— Amie syed (@Catbandittt1) November 20, 2023
It’s disheartening to witness people criticize Maxwell and other Australians for playing a fabulous cricket against India in #CWC2023Final. They played crucial roles, and it’s a shame to see individuals targeting their family members based on their Indian origin.. Grow up…
— Aditya (@AdityaDntCare) November 20, 2023
These silly emotions. Need to move on.
— Naveen (@_naveenish) November 20, 2023
why can't our cybersecurity experts get hold of some of such people (who are commenting shit) and set an example for all? High time!!
— Chirag Barjatya (@chiragbarjatyaa) November 20, 2023
Hindutva brigade has degraded India and other Indians like no one else.
— Ajeet (@ajeetweets) November 20, 2023
Feeling ashamed as an Indian cricket fan. Our cricket fanbase is one of the most toxic in the world. It's unfair to resort to abuse directed at players or anyone's spouse. 🙏
— Vipin Tiwari (@Vipintiwari952_) November 20, 2023