Anushka Sharma has found herself on the receiving end of vitriolic trolling once again. The reason? Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore’s poor showing in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League.
The team has won only 2 of the 7 games it has played so far, and is languishing at the bottom of the table. But, of course, instead of focussing on the team’s poor bowling, especially in the death overs, or the fact there is no depth in the batting or that there are no real all-rounders in the team, irate fans have automatically deemed that Anushka is the reason behind this dismal performance.
While one tweet suggested she sit out the rest of the games, one even went as far as suggesting Kohli divorce Anushka for being a ‘jinx’ on the team!
Dropping Anushka to her mother's house so that he can focus on cricket! pic.twitter.com/NRheGgSi16— Rahul Mathur (@Mathurisms) April 28, 2018
HAppy Birthday Anushka G.— Sonu Kumar Muwal (@SonuKumarMuwal1) May 1, 2018
Please you don't come in stadium for watching the match. RCB is loss the match when you come in stadium. We can't see virat as a loosing captain in post match presentation
#RCBvCSK I think the reason behind consecutive losses of RCB is the presence of Anushka Sharma...!!!— Shahzaib Sheeba (@szbtq) April 25, 2018
What these trolls wouldn’t care about, of course, is that this incredibly successful actress took time off her busy schedule to come cheer for her husband’s team.
This isn’t the first time that Anushka has been trolled by ‘disappointed’ fans. When the actor had just started dating the cricketer, whose form had dipped in the 2014 series against England, vicious Twitter users had squarely placed the blame on her, telling her that she was ‘distracting him’.
The couple broke off shortly after. Kohli, however, lambasted trolls saying that she had given him nothing but positivity. The duo reunited, and eventually got married last year.
Anushka is just an easy scapegoat for fans to attack, while RCB only has itself to blame for its abysmal performance so far.