Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on March 26th lashed out at the people who attacked Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli’s failure with the bat in the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup against Australia at SCG, saying that it showed their stupidity in doing such things.
“What wrong Anushka has done? She had only gone to see a cricket match like the families of other players. It is unfair to blame her for Kohli’s performance. It is the immaturity of people (criticising Anushka).
“When two people are in love, there is nothing wrong in that,” Ganguly added.
Kohli scored just one run off 13 balls as India were decimated by Australia by 95 runs in the second semi-final of the 2015 cricket World Cup.
Ganguly also talked about Indian team’s weakness and came down hard on the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, who failed to live up to the expectations in the tournament.
“We have some holes in the Indian team and we need to work on them. You can cover up things but all these are issues for the Indian team to be a better side so that they can do better in the next World Cup. We have to fix these weaknesses,” Ganguly said.
“To be frank, Mohit Sharma does not look the class of Umesh Yadav or Mohammed Shami though many think he is a great potential. And Ravindra Jadeja has to either get the wickets and scored runs at number seven and he has not done either.
“That is the difference of India as compared to other countries. You see Australia has the likes of Glenn Maxwell or Mitchell Johnson who can take wickets and scored runs at the tail of the batting order. We don’t have them,” he added.
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza also came out in support of Anushka and trolled the trollers instead. Here are their tweets:
The idiots abusing @AnushkaSharma…How would u feel if someone abused your wives and girlfriends if u had a bad day at work?
— Anirban Blah (@anirbanblah) March 26, 2015
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) March 26, 2015
Blaming and joking bout Anushka??cz a woman can ONLY be a distraction and not a strength? Wht bout d other times we won or Virat made a 100?
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) March 26, 2015