Slamming a player when he fails is one thing, but going after a loved one or family member is just not on.
Sadly, that is just what happened to Anushka Sharma when Virat Kohli departed for just 5 in the first Test against South Africa. This was the first time Kohli was batting after they tied the knot in December last year.
What is even more pathetic is the fact that this kind of reaction was expected. Yes, it has happened before. When India lost in the 2015 World Cup semifinal, many people blamed Anushka for being a distraction. By that logic, she must be given credit when he does play well, but that is never the case.
Many might argue that it is just in good humour and should not be taken seriously, but the truth is, this is indeed serious. Calling someone a bad omen or a bad luck charm, especially if she happens to be the wife of our captain, is not acceptable.
Back in 2016, Kohli had come out in defence of Anushka when the couple was going through a rough patch. They were separated and whenever Kohli failed to score, they would attribute his failure to Anushka leaving him. The man could not take it anymore and lashed out at those trying to pull her down and said they should be ashamed of themselves. He has not commented on the issue till now, but if things get out of hand, don’t expect him to hold back.
Shame on those people who have been having a go at anushka for the longest time and connecting every negative thing to her. Shame on those people calling themselves educated. Shame on blaming and making fun of her when she has no control over what i do with my sport. If anything she has only motivated and given me more positivity. This was long time coming. Shame on these people that hide and take a dig. And i dont need any respect for this post. Have some compassion and respect her. Think of how your sister or girlfriend or wife would feel if someone trolled them and very conveniently rubbished them in public. #nocompassion#nocommonsense
Here are what some people had to say on Twitter when our skipper departed cheaply:
— Paddy (@Paddyyar) January 5, 2018
— kashish joshi (@kashishjoshi867) January 5, 2018
— THE ROCK (@Nanocar1990) January 5, 2018
Maano yaa naa maano India in Overseas is flop.🙏#SAvIND
— Khooni (@KhooniBhai) January 5, 2018
— Akshay Jain (@AkshayKatariyaa) January 5, 2018
Virat Kohli gets out on 5 runs only. This is what happened when u forced an employee to come office during his honeymoon days. 😋#SAvIND
— Khurram (@IKB77) January 5, 2018
That edge had ‘sorry Anushka’ written over it.
— Silly Point 🏏 (@FarziCricketer) January 5, 2018
Kolhi should go back to become selfie stick of Anushka Sharma.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 5, 2018
Kohli was better at chasing before marriage.
— Rameez (@Sychlops) January 5, 2018