Cricketers getting trolled on micro-blogging website Twitter is becoming a rather common site these days. A few days back it was Indian fast-bowler Irfan Pathan who was trolled by people for sharing an image with his wife and last week, Mohammad Kaif faced the heat when he had posted an image playing chess with his son. Now, England all-rounder Moeen Ali has joined the list of targets and that too for drawing a picture. Yes, you read it right. Ali who had made the headlines last week with his heroic performance against South Africa in the ongoing Test series was trolled for drawing an image of Sri Viv Richards.
Moeen Ali had shared an image from a cricket charity awareness campaign that raises money for the Professional Cricketers’ Association where he had drawn an image of former West Indian captain and cricketing legend Sri Viv Richards but received criticism from the fans for apparently defying the traditions of Islam. “Please do support @CricketUnited and bid on my drawing of Sir Viv to support @PCA @Chance2Shine @LordsTaverners,” Moeen had tweeted, sparking off heated exchanges between his followers.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
— Moeen Ali (@MoeenAli) July 26, 2017
Bro painting is not allowed in Islam. U can try something else to raise funds. Ur intentions r clean but avoid haraam ways 4 noble causes
— mohammad umair (@umairdotansari) July 31, 2017
dont u know brother, to draw such paintings/drawings is NOT allowed in Islam? as per my little knowledge.
— EngrMuhammad Zeeshan (@engr_zeeshi) July 26, 2017
Racist pic. Viv is not brown! @abdullah_rana
— Adeel Saya (@adeelsaya) July 26, 2017
— EngrMuhammad Zeeshan (@engr_zeeshi) August 2, 2017
what mf hussain did then ?
— deepu (@ankar90) August 3, 2017
Keep up the good work. Ppl who are giving lectures on painting being haraam wont even be praying 5 times a day. Btw congratz on ur hattrick.
— Ali G (@aly_aly_aly) August 1, 2017
Last week, Moeen Ali had picked an amazing hat-trick against South Africa sealing England’s 239-run win in the third Test at The Oval on Monday. He is currently the leading the wicket-taker in the Test series with 18 wickets to his name including a 10-wicket haul in England’s series-opening win at Lord’s where he also made 87.