KARACHI – Truly condemnable incidents of bullying were witnessed on the opening day of the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Thursday, when two particular individuals were relentlessly targeted for shortcomings that were completely unrelated to their professions.
The first instance was seen amidst the opening ceremony of PSL 2020, where the host was relentlessly mocked, most notably on social media, for basically lacking the required communication skills and speaking in a bizarre fashion.
The heartless bullying first compelled the poor host to tell all those bullying him to not be jealous and actually work hard in life like he has, and the next day called the perpetrators out for being their heartless, callous selves.
The second instance of bullying was seen in the opening match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, where an athlete was mocked was being body positive. The athlete was jeered during the field, with harsh comments coming from the crowd and on social media.
The athlete, however, had the last laugh making a match winning contribution, which reminded his critics that no one – especially those athletes making bundles of money through physical performances – should be judged on their physique.
This is a lesson for all of us to be nice people, do good to others and not say anything bad to anyone.