Mitchell Johnson's Facebook page is filled with abusive comments
Mitchell Johnson's Facebook page is filled with abusive commentsScreenshot/Mitchell Johnson

Within a day of repealing the Section 66A of the Information Technology Act by the Supreme Court of India, Malayalis are in a full swing expressing their freedom of speech on the Internet.

Many have posted abusive comments on the Facebook page (not verified) of Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson, who had vowed to "sledge" India in the World Cup semi-final, to be held on Thursday, 26 March, in Sydney.

Johnson had said that as "part of the game", he will be the sledger-in-chief during the semi-finals against India.

Reacting to this, many have posted abusive comments in Malayalam along with superhit dialogues of the "Mollywood" superstars.

However, Johnson thanked Indians for their advice and comments and said he enjoyed the banter on social media.

Meanwhile, Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has reportedly said the team will not mind the sledging by their opposing team and added that he is confident of India's victory in the match.

Malayalam director Jude Anthany Joseph, who is quite active on social media, has also commented on the matter by saying that these type of comments won't affect the foreign players in any way.

എന്തോ കഷണം നിയമത്തില്‍ നിന്നും എടുത്ത് മാറ്റി എന്ന് പറഞ്ഞ് ആര്‍ത്ത് അട്ടഹസിച്ച് മലയാളം വായിക്കാന്‍ പോലും അറിയാത്ത വിദേശ ...

Posted by Jude Anthany Joseph on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Similarly, in July last year, Tennis player Maria Sharapova, who asked "Who is Sachin Tendulkar?", was also attacked by hurt, hammered and humiliated Malayali fans of the cricket legend.