Virat Kohli slammed trolls targeting his former girlfriend Anushka Sharma on social media on Monday.
The cricket star, who has been having a storied innings in the ongoing World T20 tournament, took to both Instagram and Twitter to ask people to stop harassing Anushka.
Virat said that people who were having a go at the actress should feel ashamed of themselves, and that those speaking negatively about Anushka needed to realise that she had no control over his game on the pitch.
On Monday, Virat posted on Instagram:
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
He followed it up with a tweet, which said:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 28, 2016
The image of a stark wall with the word “shame” written on it in giant letters, which accompanied Virat’s tweet, probably said it all.
On social media, Virat also said that Anushka had been nothing but supportive of his endeavours, and had been a motivating force in his life.
In March last year, Anushka was subjected to a barrage of negative tweets after Virat was dismissed after just one run in the semi-final match against Australia during the ICC Cricket World Cup. The actress had travelled to Australia and was in the stands during the match.