After Australia’s triumph in the World Cup 2023 final against India, Glenn Maxwell’s wife, Vini Raman, took to Instagram to address trolls who criticized her for supporting Australia despite her Indian roots. Australia secured their sixth World Cup title by defeating India by six wickets in Ahmedabad on November 19.
India, batting first, posted a total of 240 runs, with notable contributions from Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul (66). The Australian bowlers effectively utilized the pitch conditions to restrict India’s scoring potential.
Australia faced an initial challenge in their response, reaching 47/3 during the Powerplay. However, a crucial partnership between Travis Head (137 runs) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out) guided Australia to a comfortable victory.
Maxwell, who played a pivotal role throughout the tournament, scored the fastest hundred and double hundred in World Cup history, accumulating 400 runs and taking six wickets.
In response to trolls, Vini Raman shared a series of images on Instagram, documenting her journey across various cities. She commended Glenn Maxwell for his outstanding tournament performance and concluded her post with a message for the trolls, urging them to focus on more important world issues.
Raman emphasized that one can be Indian and still support the country of their birth, appreciating her husband’s achievements. She called for a positive approach and encouraged directing outrage towards more significant global concerns.
In a direct message to the trolls, Raman stated, “Cue all the hateful vile DMs. Stay classy.” She continued, “Can’t believe this needs to be said BUT you can be Indian and also support the country of your birth where you have been raised and more importantly the team your husband + father of your plays in #nobrainer.” Raman concluded by saying, “Take a chill pill and direct the outrage towards more important world issues.”
The post received support from many, highlighting the need for sportsmanship and unity beyond borders. Amidst the disappointment of the defeat, the response reflects a call for respect and understanding in the diverse world of sports fandom.