Social media trolling is something the sports stars have to live with these days. However, if social media trolls confuse the social media accounts of famous personalities with other people, they become the joke themselves. That is what happened when Indian cricket team fans took to social media to troll two different accounts of the Australian cricket team captain, Tim Paine.
Unfortunately for the trolls, none of the accounts belonged to the Australian captain.
Instagram users, ‘timpayne_’ and ‘timpayne__’ had to face the wrath of the Indian cricket fans after India won the Test match series against Australia. Indian pulled off a terrific comeback in the series and managed to beat Australia in Gabba, Brisbane, where Australia had not lost for 32 years.
Instagram user, timpayne_, is a London based content creator. He shared the abuse hurled at him on his Instagram story.
Meanwhile, the second Instagram user by the name of timpayne__ is a professional football player who plays for New Zealand’s only professional football team, Wellington Phoenix. He too was abused by social media trolls, mistaking him for Australian captain. He also shared some comments on his Instagram story.
The Australian wicketkeeper, Tim Paine, was involved in a heated exchange with the Indian spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, during the third Test match at Sydney. Paine warned Ashwin about Australia’s dominance at Gabba, to which Ashwin replied that Australia’s upcoming tour to India would be Paine’s last series in an Australian shirt. In response, Paine hurled abuse at Ashwin.
Since the exchange of words between the two players, India has gone on to beat Australia at Gabba and win the series 2-1.