‘Shut your hating selves’: Ashoke Dinda hits back after being trolled by RCB

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 16:00 IST Dinda responded with a scathing post on his Facebook page (Courtesy PTI)HIGHLIGHTSRCB had trolled Ashoke Dinda after their win against KXIP on April 24Dinda responded with a scathing post on his Facebook pageRCB later removed the tweet, admitting that it was ‘in bad taste’Indian fast bowler Ashoke Dinda has blasted his former Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Twitter account for trolling him after RCB won their game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on April 24. Dinda took to Facebook to post a collage of images showing his T20 achievements along with his extraordinary returns for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy.Reminding his ‘haters’ of his overall bowling statistics, Dinda captioned the post: “Haters, helping you get you statistics right. Stop and stare well your opinion is not my reality. So shut your hating selves and keep me out of your mouth. (sic)”RCB had earlier posted an image of their match-winning bowler Umesh Yadav – who took three wickets against KXIP – with the caption: “Dinda academy? What’s that?” The franchise later removed the tweet following it up with another one with an explanation for the same. They titled it: “As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste. However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those!”As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste.However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those! #PlayBold #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/sLDnLRtlcfRoyal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 24, 2019Dinda has figured in a total of 13 ODIs for India, picking up 12 scalps at an economy rate of 6.18 and a bowling average of 51. In 9 T20Is for the country, he has picked up 17 wickets at an average of 14.41 while leaking 8.17 runs an over.advertisementAlso Read | Want to play for RCB in IPL throughout my life: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni career-best in vain, RCB beat CSK in thrillerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Ashoke Dinda ‘Shut your hating selves’: Ashoke Dinda hits back after being trolled by RCBIPL 2019: After Royal Challengers Bangalore trolled Ashoke Dinda on their Twitter page, the bowler responded with a scathing attack on his detractors.advertisementlast_img read more

Students create blanket in memory of Tina Fontaine

Displayed at the front of Michelle Thomas’s classroom was a colourful quilt made up of carefully crafted squares, each with the same common goal — to honour the memory of Tina Fontaine.Created by students in Brock’s Studies in Indigenous Culture I course, the blanket contains messages of hope and remembrance related to the slain 15-year-old girl, whose blanket-wrapped body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River in 2014. Fontaine’s murder renewed a call for a national inquiry into the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.Students in a Studies in Indigenous Culture I course created a blanket as part of the Blankets for Tina movement in honour of slain teen Tina Fontaine.As part of various rallies across the country, the Blankets for Tina movement was created, encouraging participants to wear a blanket in the teen’s honour to ensure she is not forgotten.Fontaine’s powerful story and the justice sought after her death was among several difficult topics tackled by the Indigenous Culture class during the winter term.It was while learning about Fontaine that Aboriginal Adult Education student Cassandra Green began to feel an innate connection to the teen. This prompted her to tell her own story — both as an Indigenous woman and a survivor of sexual violence. Green used the quilt space, as well as the accompanying write up required by each of the 23 participating students, as an opportunity to open up.“I put myself out there on my square,” she said before describing her design, which also included symbols from her Bear Clan Mohawk and Ojibwe heritage.Green was hopeful the project would help to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and would encourage Canadians to become more informed about the history of Indigenous communities.For Brendan Burke, a third-year Public Health student with a minor in Indigenous Studies, the project evoked a number of emotions.“We all sat in a circle and spoke about what each piece of the blanket meant to us — how we were representing Tina, speaking for her and making sure she’s not forgotten,” he said. “It was very meaningful.”Burke, who also self-identifies as Indigenous, filled his square with a Tree of Peace to represent the peaceful place Fontaine has now hopefully found herself, while also symbolizing change that is on the horizon for future generations of Indigenous people.Thomas said she was inspired to introduce her class to the project after seeing the Blankets for Tina campaign pick up steam on social media.“It was very moving,” she said, “and helped to give people a sense of responsibility of what they can do to create change, whether they are Indigenous or not.”Thomas said her students put a lot of thought and effort into their contributions to the project, expressing how Fontaine’s story personally impacted them and what their hopes are for the future.“I think it was really inspiring for them,” she said. “They understand that it’s important that we remember these stories. We can’t sweep it under the rug; those days are over.”Upon its completion, the blanket was presented to the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, where it will eventually be put up on display.Thomas hopes the blanket will inspire other Brock students to take an Indigenous Studies course to learn more about Canada’s history.“We are always looking for allies,” she said. “We all need to come together, learn that common history and figure out how we’re going to move forward.” read more