The man in question himself posted a response to Virat's video criticising the cricketer and his celebrity wife for a perceived lack of etiquette.

Social media divided as Virat Kohli films Anushka Sharma call out man for litteringPTI
news Social Media Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 19:43

A man in Mumbai got an unexpected lesson on keeping streets clean when actor Anushka Sharma called him out for littering the road from his car. 

The incident, which was filmed and uploaded on Twitter by Anushka's husband and cricketer Virat Kohli on Saturday, garnered divisive reaction from social media users.

In the tweet, Virat wrote, "“Saw these people throwing garbage on the road & pulled them up rightfully. Travelling in a luxury car and brains gone for a toss. These people will keep our country clean? Yeah right! If you see something wrong happening like this, do the same & spread awareness."  The message was tweeted along with a video in which actor Anushka Sharma can be seen calling out two men in a luxury car. 

"Why are you throwing garbage on the road?" Anushka was heard asking in the video. The man, visibly taken aback by the sudden encounter, did not reply. "Please be careful, you can't just throw plastic around on the streets," she added 

The video however received a mixed reaction from social media users. While many users came out in support of the 29-year-old cricketer, there was plenty of backlash, especially for posting the video without blurring the identity of the man. 

The man in question himself posted a response to Virat's video criticising the cricketer and his celebrity wife for a perceived lack of etiquette. He further added that the trash that fell out of the car was less than the 'trash' that came out of the actor's mouth and criticised Virat Kohli for posting the video online. 

Arhann's mother also reacted to the video.


@anushkasharma @virat.kohli The last thing we would want is to get publicity out of your cheap STUNT in the name of CLEANLINESS! You both posted a video for your fans n followers by VIOLATING Basic Rights to privacy &you shamed my son in the video as well in your post content you both may be who you are in your fields, with millions of followers & all the PR backing you... you may be payed for your campaigning or maybe doing it for sheer publicity As a mother,I would like to state that you have not only shamed my son @arhhansingh on social media by not blurring his face, but youve also exposed him to unwanted hostility.... and danger from fanatics for such a small thing that you claim he has done but have no proof of anyways ? I am concerned about my sons SAFTEY !!! how dare you crush somebody’s image/and morale and reputation and expose him to public hate, a boy who is on the verge of starting his ventures, ..just to prove what good citizens you both are to increase your fan following ?How dare you?? If you both really cared or bothered about cleanliness , then you would actively do something about all the garbage in your own lane.. you would make a noise and use your VOICE to urge the municipal authorities to take action atleast in the lane where you live,to start with, which you haven’t . Posting videos of fake bravado just to fool your followers. If your intention was genuine then you would pull over and politely correct the person for littering IF THEY DID in a decent and real manner... and not by displaying such a rude and arrogant attitude, and then posting it for the world to see! You have caused a lot of grief with your post & this is morally and humanitarianly very wrong. You may be #AnushkaSharma or #viraatkohli in your house or on screen & the field...but on the streets you are just a citizen trying to correct another... DO IT WITH KINDNESS ....fear karma . And just FYI , he did not react badly, not coz of who you both are.. we couldnt care less,but only because he has a decent upbringing ! Unlike people like you, who seem to think that you are the empowered ones to talk and treat people as you wish !

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