Indian pacer Irfan Pathan, who is always on the radar of trolls, is again in news and this time for celebrating Raksha Bandhan. The former all-rounder on Monday wished his fans ‘Happy Rakshabandhan’ with a photo. But it seems the trolls didn’t like it and soon started posting hate messages for the cricketer.

Irfan received a backlash for having defied the rules of Islam. However, he chose not to react this time.

In an exclusive interview with a news agency, the Baroda cricketer said he doesn’t get carried away with the reactions of the haters. He said there are always going to be some people who will say negative about you and that his reaction is not for them.

“I always believe there are lots of friends and fans who love and respect me and that is the most important thing for me. There are always going to be haters. There are always going to be some people who will say negative about you. And my reaction is not for them. I don’t even tag them when I reply to them because I don’t want to give anything to them. I will always react with love,” Pathan told ANI.

“I always manage social media very carefully. You need to be careful because there are a lot of fake accounts. Using those fake accounts, there are lots of people who say things which they cannot say from their own profile. And yes, there are people with real accounts as well and they express their opinions in terms of talking negative about certain things,” he added.

This comes weeks after Irfan Pathan was slammed on social media for sharing a picture of his wife Safa Baig. The photograph he shared was termed un-Islamic many of his fans.