Mumbai: India’s dream of winning a third ICC World Cup title ended in tears after an 18-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the semifinals.
The Black Caps’ lethal pace attack completely shattered the Indian top-order after dismissing openers Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and skipper Virat Kohli in quick succession.
After India lost its top order very quickly, netizens trolled cricketers for their poor performance. And facing the brunt of the criticism were Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma.
As usual, trolls on social media pointed all their guns at Anushka for Team India and Virat’s poor performance on the pitch. A barrage of memes and abuses could be seen doing the rounds on Twitter.
Take a look:
— Suleman / سلیمان (@SulemanSays) July 10, 2019
— SHAHABUDDIN (@A8VCYUGH852W) July 10, 2019
— ZaigHam Abbas Toori (حیدر زین) (@toori_zaigham) July 10, 2019
@ICC @BCCI @TheRealPCB @MajorPoonia @peaceforchange @PMOIndia @AnushkaSharma Sui dhaaga kaha say lao @imVkohli @SarfarazA_54 said after India loss semifinal
Jali naa Teri bhi jali naa haha lOl pic.twitter.com/22QirefDX4
— Ateham Rao Bukhari (@AtehamB) July 10, 2019
This is not the first time that fans directed their frustration at Anushka. There have been countless instances where she has faced the brunt of spoilt Team India supporters.