‘A couple of people are tarnishing the image of all Indians’- Fans react on social media gives hate to Glenn Maxwell’s Indian origin wife for supporting Australia

Vini Raman, the wife of Glenn Maxwell, faced criticism on social media for backing her husband and Australia during the ODI World Cup 2023 final against India. A Melbourne-born pharmacist, she hails from an Indian-Australian Tamil family.

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Melbourne-based Pharmacist and wife of Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, Vini Raman raised her voice against the online abuse she had to face for supporting her husband and the country she was brought up during the finals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

Australia beat India by 6 wickets convincingly to clinch their 6th ODI World Cup title in the history of One-day Cricket. Australia entered the semi-finals as the second favorite against a strong Indian opposition, but with their mental toughness and discipline in execution of plans toppled the strong Indian team to win the title of World Champions.

Vini Raman was born in Melbourne, Australia to her Indian parents married her long-time boyfriend and cricketer Glenn Maxwell last year in 2022 and the couple have a son named Logan. She was here in India throughout the World Cup to support her husband and posted on Instagram cheering for her husband and the country she was born and raised in.

But as the match went underway as India lost to Australia, some frustrated Indian fans went on to abuse the Indian-origin Vini Raman for not supporting India and cheering for Australia. Vini Raman didn’t hold herself back and took to Instagram and gave a shut-up call to all the online warriors. 

Vini Raman takes a stand against hate speech

She posted some beautiful pictures on her Instagram handle and at the end posted a note where she defended her right to support Australia as she was brought up in that country and more so her husband, the father of her child plays for Australia, therefore she has all the rights to cheer for Australia.

She also asked the online abusers to take it easy and instead of outraging on such petty issues raise their voices on other important world issues. She wrote in her Instagram note, “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 child plays in #nobrainer.”


She further added, “Take a chill pill and direct that outrage towards more important world issues,”. People on social media supported her stand and asked Indians online to not moral police everyone on everything. Here are some of the tweets that supported her:









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