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Mohammed Shami receives death threat over Happy New Year post on Twitter with image of Shiva Lingam

The Twitterati slammed the cricketer for a non-Islamic picture, saying he might get a notice (fatwa) soon.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 02, 2018 19:27 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI Mohammed Shami in action during a Test match

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami came in troubled waters after he posted a picture of Shiva Lingam to which his fans and followers on Twitter. The Twitterati slammed the cricketer for a non-Islamic picture, saying he might get a notice (fatwa) soon. The cricketer also received death threats for his secular post.

"As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever! Happy New Year!"2018 to you and family's @circleofcricket @ICC @BCCI @circleofcricket," Shami said on Twitter.

In the picture, Shiva Lingam can be seen decorated with flowers. The flowers decoration makes it read 'Happy New year'. 

The 27-year-old from UP received much criticism for his secularism as some called him 'kattar Hindu' (rigid nationalist), while some showered some hateful remarks.

Shami is a part of the Indian squad that is currently preparing for the three-Test series, starting in Cape Town on January 5. The Test series will be followed by six ODIs and three T20Is in a two-month-long exciting tour.

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