The much-awaited marriage of Virat and Anushka finally took place on December 11, 2017. The couple decided to tie the knot away from the crowd of the fans and the media. It was completely their choice and everyone respected their decision. Virushka soon announced their marriage on Twitter and shared the happy news with their fans. They chose to do a destination wedding just like any other Indian and have planned some celebration with their family and friends in India as well.
However, their decision to marry in Italy stirred a controversy when Pannalal, a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, questioned the couple’s patriotism and slammed them for not marrying on the land where Lord Rama got married.
In his insane allegations, Pannalal said that Virat and Anushka don’t deserve the respect that they have got all these years for representing India.
“In this country, Ram, Krishna, Vikramaditya, and Yudhisthira got married. And you people might have also married in this country or would get married. But no one among us goes abroad like he has gone. He earned his money and fame in India and took all of it abroad, said Pannalal.”
BJP MLA Pannalal Sakya questions Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s patriotism for marrying outside India pic.twitter.com/wJOSN2jgKn
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) December 19, 2017
Another BJP leader, Rafiq Wani, decided to come into the limelight by questioning Virushka’s choice of honeymoon destination, he said:
“We have such a huge country of 125 crores citizen, if he wanted to get married he could have got married here. There is no issue that he has got married in abroad, it is his choice but for a honeymoon the most beautiful place which is called ‘Heaven on Earth’ is Kashmir. So they should have had their honeymoon here. Then our tourism would have gotten a boost also.”
Well, all this just because they chose a destination to tie the knot. The senseless comments received a huge backlash. People trolled him on Twitter for commenting on the couple’s personal choice and making it a national issue.
Idiot, kam karo jiske liye janta ne chuna hai
— PROUD INDIAN (@aashishmital8) December 19, 2017
BJP MLA question Virat and Anushka’s patriotism for marring outside India .
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) December 19, 2017
BJP MLA Pannalal Sakya??? 🤔🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/SZ6SLZqhu3
— Rofl Republic (@i_theindian) December 19, 2017
And now Gautam Gambhir has come out in the couple’s support. Gambhir has always been vocal about his opinions. He has never minced a word and has always stood in support of the nation. However, Pannalal’s bizarre statement left him baffled and the cricketer straightforwardly said that politicians should stay careful before making such statements.
When asked to comment on the burning issue, Gambhir said,
“It is completely their personal matter and choice and nobody should comment on this. Politicians should be more careful while making such comments.”
Neither Anushka nor Virat has come out to comment on this issue. This completely proves that just like others even Virushka laughed over such bizarre allegations. Do you support such allegations against Virushka? Do share your views in the comments below.