Chandigarh, March 30: Days after the Team India's defeat in the semi-final match of ICC World Cup 2015, controversy over Virat Kohli and his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma continues in the country.
While a group of people continue to blame Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's disappointing performance in the tournament, especially in the semi-final against Australia, many others displayed their support to the couple.
While senior cricketers such as Sourav Ganguly and other celebrities openly slammed Anushka-Virat haters, many others chose to remain silent. But Yuvraj Singh finally broke his silence and asked people to show more respect to Virat and Anushka. [Unfair to blame Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's poor form: Sourav Ganguly]
Writing on micro-blogging site Twitter, Yuvraj on Sunday, March 29 tweeted, "To all our real Indian fans who support us in our wins and loses ! Let's respect @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma personal life." [Shame: Indians abuse Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's bad performance, actress bullied on Twitter]
Someone who's scored 5 hundreds on Aus tour deserves much more respect and support from his fans !— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 29, 2015
I'm sure in the coming times he will shine for his country again and again— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 29, 2015
Earlier on March 26, Australia defeated Team India to reach final of ICC World Cup 2015. Virat, who against Pakistan hit a century, failed to secure a good score in the remaining tournament.
During the match against the host country, Virat got out to Mitchell Johnson of a short delivery and scored 1. His failure irked people who abused the cricketer and his girlfriend. [Ind vs Aus: This is what happened to Anushka Sharma before & after Virat Kohli's wicket (Pics)]
People on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites had blamed Anushka for Virat's poor performance. Many hurled sexist remark at the actress.