The high-voltage match between India and Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup saw an end to India's winning streak against its neighbour in the World Cups. Fans were left heartbroken at India's defeat on Sunday and although many of them agreed that it wasn't the best of days for the Indian cricket team, others retorted to trolling cricketers and their spouses.
While India's ace bowler Mohammed Shami was widely panned for his performance and that in vicious communal terms, angry fans took no time to direct their hate towards Anushka Sharma, captain Virat Kohli's actress wife. A section of netizens took to Twitter where they blamed and incessantly trolled the actress, blaming her for Kohli and Team India's poor performance. Some people dug up the couple's earlier appeal of not bursting crackers for Diwali.
And some even went a step further and questioned the actress about her "Karwa chauth vrat". A user wrote, "@AnushkaSharma Mam, aapne kal karwachauth ka vrat nahi rakha tha kya? #IndiaVsPak #T20WorldCup2021"
Another user posted, "@AnushkaSharma you a bad luck to Kohli. After you came to his life, his performance has gone down and your Leftist mindset (got from Khans to get movie). Please give him divorce for the sake of India..." (sic).
This is not the first time that the actress has been subjected to such massive trolling. In the past too, Anushka has found herself at the centre of hate after every key match of Team India. In 2016, Kohli had come out in support of Anushka when trolls spewed venom against her after Kohli's less than perfect performance in the T20 Internationals.