Violence against Muslims was also recorded in India following Pakistan’s overwhelming 10-wicket victory over India on Sunday, Pakistan’s first against India in any World Cup.
Shami, 31, became the primary target following India’s defeat in Dubai, even though captain Virat Kohli said his team had been “outplayed.”
Hundreds of messages were posted on Shami’s Instagram account, accusing him of being a “traitor” and calling for his dismissal from the Indian squad.
However, many fans and politicians advocated support for him, urging Indian players to reject the hate messages like they did when they took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Team India, your BLM knee-taking means nothing if you cannot defend a teammate who is being severely bullied and mocked on social media,” said Omar Abdullah, a former chief minister of India-occupied Kashmir, wrote on Twitter.
“Ignore the trolls; the majority of India appreciates your efforts,” another supporter wrote on Instagram.
Following the spectacular victory, people fired celebratory gunshots in the Pakistani capitals of Islamabad and Karachi, while hundreds ignited firecrackers in IoK.
Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian Test cricketer now a member of Parliament for the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, said it was “shameful” that people were celebrating Pakistan’s victory.
Students from Kashmir claimed they were beaten up in Punjab state.
According to a student at an engineering and technology university, they were attacked by hundreds of men armed with hockey sticks and batons as they watched the game’s final phases.
“They broke into our room, turned off the lights, and assaulted us. They vandalized our laptops. “The student spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of further repercussions.
“We are now safe and have the support of our college. However, we did not anticipate this. We are indigenous people.” The event also provoked riots in Bangladesh’s neighboring country. According to media reports, two Pakistan supporters were beaten by India fans as they celebrated the victory in a southern district.