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WPL 2023: Dane Van Niekerk calls out Fox Sports activities for ‘physique shaming’ headline



Former South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk was perplexed after Australian broadcaster ‘Fox Sports activities’ wrote a narrative about her with a controversial headline. Van Niekerk took to her official Twitter deal with to name the publication out for referring to her as a ‘fat-shamed star’ within the headline concerning the all-rounder’s retirement from worldwide cricket.

The publication wrote the article with the controversial title, “Meant to remain damaged’: Fats-shamed cricket star to retire after 2km cut-off controversy.”

This naturally didn’t go down effectively with Van Niekerk as she questioned the publication on their bizarre headline. She took to Twitter and wrote, “Excuse me?? Fats shamed?? Are u critical??”

Notably, Van Niekerk had shared a cryptic put up on her Instagram story just a few days in the past, which hinted that she had determined to hold her boots. Later, her teammate and spouse, Marizanne Kapp, confirmed the development.

“You must settle for that some chapters in our lives have to shut with out closure. There is no such thing as a level in dropping your self by attempting to repair what’s meant to remain damaged,” Van Niekerk had written on Instagram.

“Typically it appears like I’m the one who’s retiring, simply so heartbreaking. We’ve grown up within the South Africa staff. It was troublesome to listen to the choice. She appears in a greater place mentally, and that’s what issues,” Kapp had mentioned.

Van Niekerk is presently plying her commerce within the Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) 2023, the place she is a part of the Smriti Mandhana-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), however she has but to make her debut within the 20-over showpiece occasion. The Bangaluru-based franchise will play their subsequent fixture in opposition to UP Warriorz on Wednesday, March 15. RCB have misplaced all their 5 video games to date, and their chances of qualifying in the playoffs are fairly troublesome. It is going to be fascinating to see if Van Niekerk will get the debut cap.


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