WPL 2023: Toxic fans spread hate toward Smriti Mandhana after poor shows
By SMCS - Mar 11, 2023 1:00 pm
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The inaugural season of the Womenโ€™s Premier League (WPL) 2023 has started with a bang for some franchises, however, the same is not for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Smriti Mandhana-led side lost four games on a trot that they have played so far. Due to their continued struggle on the field, many fans have started slamming the players as well as the franchises. However, there were many who took to Smriti Mandhana’s Instagram handle and abused and spread negativity due to her performances as well.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana

Royal Challengers Bangalore first played against Delhi Capitals where they faced an embarrassing defeat. Then Mumbai Indians beat them, where they were completely dominated by the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team as well. They next faced Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz, both of which they lost as well. They are in the last place in the points table with zero points in four games as well.

Smriti Mandhana, RCB captain said after the defeat: “In the last four games it’s been happening. We start well and then lose a cluster of wickets. I take the blame as well. Need to get runs on the board for the bowlers to defend. Overs 7-15 we spoke about getting 7-8 per over. Didn’t work out today. We’re trying to get a balanced team. Let’s see how it goes. I’ve tried to speak to all the players about it. We’ll have to keep doing it. Last one week has been really tough on the team. Lots to reflect, lots to work on. Should admit last week has been really tough. Lot of people have reached out to me. As international cricketers we have faced these situations. I have my family around me.”