Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli on June 16 posted a video of wife Anushka Sharma scolding a man for littering the streets. As per the video, it looks like the couple was traveling early in the morning when they saw the man, who was sitting at the back of a car, throwing plastic on the road from the car. The man looks like a well-to-do one as he was traveling in a luxury car.
In the video, Anushka Sharma asked him to stop the car. And when he did, Anushka put her head out of the car and asked the man why he was throwing garbage on the road. She asked him not to throw plastic on the streets and to put them in the dustbin.
While the cricketer must have captured and posted this as a way to support his wife as well as to spread awareness about cleanliness, the video has received a mixed reaction from people on social media.
This is what Virat Kohli posted and wrote on his Twitter account:
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. @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/p8flrmcnba
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 16, 2018
However, while the post had many reactions that support and appreciate Anushka for being brave enough to stand up and say what is wrong, there were many who termed the video as a cheap publicity stunt by the cricketer-actress couple.
Here are some of the reactions the tweet garnered:
Virushka, really a publicity stunt?
Cheap and crass level language by Anushka Sharma. And who recorded this video? Cheap publicity stunt.
— Akshat Mathur (@MathurSpeaks) June 17, 2018
But what’s the point to face shaming someone on social media !! You should teach a lesson off the camera with less attitude 🙂
— ❥ ਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ (@Deep_Kaur_) June 17, 2018
Dude, you hate them doing that?
_|_ U 1st stop promoting unhealthy corporate products (like cool drinking) for money… then u both com nd talk lik this _|_
— Weirdo😎 (@nightmare8838) June 16, 2018
Is Anushka Sharma really likes to shout on the road and is disrespecting others?
Hello ma’am could u please make movie on this.. u taking up the lead role and spread awareness through it.. media has lot of power .. but not shouting on the road and disrespecting others.. please no posting is required on this.. we know how to talk..
— Akash Rao (@AkashRao7766) June 17, 2018
Oops! By the way, Virushka never do that!
you also dont throw condom and pads on the roads
— Raju Saha (@rajusaha7493) June 16, 2018
Is it so, Virushka?
they follow swach bharat only on social media 😐?
— अमित शाह (@itsamitshah) June 17, 2018
Anushka’s mouth turned into a garbage?
Traveling in a luxury car N @AnushkaSharma mouth turned into a garbage. How can u shout at a person just like that? Before teaching someone about cleanliness, pls u learn how to talk with common ppl.. If this had happened in a different way, it would be appreciated… @imVkohli
— Aruna (@arunakumar3) June 17, 2018
— DicapOReo (@NauuMad) June 16, 2018
So, our skipper made a terrible mistake this time?
Why are you recording your wife’s heroics and publishing it in social media??.. is this the first time you saw someone threw a plastic cover from a car?? If your intention was to advice him, first be friendly instead of being bossy.. this kinda attention seeking is so cheap😬
— Achilles (@D_Conjurer) June 16, 2018
What do you say? Have Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli done the right thing? Tell us in comments.