Back in 2015, the Indian cricket team lost to Australia at the ICC Cricket World Cup. However, instead of the cricketers and the team’s then-coach Ravi Shastri, millions of cricket fans took their frustration and threw it at Virat’s then-girlfriend and now-wife, Anushka Sharma. The amount of hate and social media trolling that she had to go through was downright disgusting. She was blamed for the team’s loss and Virat’s poor performance. And since then, every time team India loses a match or Virat’s form is poor while she is present in the stadium, she is harassed online.
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Once again, Anushka Sharma was on the receiving end of social media trolling and hateful comments after India’s loss in the World Test Championship final against Australia on Sunday. Out of the many hateful comments, one comment really angered people online and that’s this one where a person named Pradipsinh Solanki requested her to no longer attend the matches.
The man was both slammed and schooled on Twitter after many came to Anushka’s defence. First, to blame a woman for a man’s performance and not hold the entire team accountable for the loss is downright sexist. Secondly, people felt sorry for the women in his life for even they might be blamed for the man’s incompetence.
Have a look at some of the responses here:
It seems like VK n team performs worst when creatures like you watch the match or even breath. What if you all leave the planet asap, it will be of great help to construct a better society then. Hoping for the best!! https://t.co/FDUYJ8pLAp
— Priyanshu (@priyanshu_3739) June 12, 2023
ya a team couldn’t play but lets blame the woman who was there supportive her husband coz we have to blame it on someone and we cant blame it on our players coz they are kids who started playing cricket just yesterday https://t.co/XDqhP2P7ka
— neha (@inlostworlld) June 12, 2023
Dear Pradipsinh Solanki, a true fan of the Indian Cricket Team, I’ve noticed a pattern whenevr you watch the match, it seems like neither the team achieve their goals nor do they win trophies. I kindly request you to consider not watching cricket. Hoping for best! https://t.co/Q2NGAZGTOy
— . (@deewanimedstani) June 11, 2023
I’m not against of anyone here but Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are soft target for trollers more than 8 years now. I believe Virat Kohli’s One day achievement is more than your whole life’s one.
— 𝙂𝘼𝙐𝙏𝘼𝙈 (@indiantweetrian) June 11, 2023
Dear Solanki, as a true fan of the sport, I’ve noticed a pattern where every time you watch the sport or tweet about it, we lose. I kindly request you to not tweet or watch the game. Hoping for the best.
Also, F off! 😂 https://t.co/Q4jGF1dMTw
— DosaConeAmma 😂 (@dapsakannamma) June 11, 2023
Maybe, just maybe it’s possible that you watching the game could also be a problem. Try not watching the game and maybe things might change for the better https://t.co/a4dcY8O0DH
— Chal Apne Baap Ko Mat Sikha (@madaddie24) June 12, 2023
not her fault the players cant win lol. the audacity to blame the loss on her all the damn time,, its getting lame. find a new excuse to ur chokes and leave the woman alone. https://t.co/Y5OuU8OJt8
— komal (@deewanikth) June 11, 2023
These pathetic losers don’t stop istg. A team of 11 players fumbling session after session whether it’s bowling or batting and this genius feels the issue is someone’s wife. Blame the player for his failures not his wife. Maybe you conveniently missed his Adelaide 2014 innings https://t.co/WWhUvcoLT9
— Sam Ackerman (@freejeager) June 11, 2023
Feeling sorry for that poor girl who’s going to be his wife or who is his wife right now. Ye khudki life ke failure ka blame bhi ussipe dalta hoga 😔 https://t.co/KDYAYdQs7K
— Tanu (@BornToConquerrr) June 11, 2023
This kind of harassment that Anushka has to endure every time team India performs poorly at a match needs to stop.