Cricketer Virat Kohli on June 16 posted a video of wife Anushka Sharma in which she was seen stopping and calling out a man in the car and scolding him for alleged littering. As per the video, it looked the couple was traveling early in the morning when they noticed the man. However, later the man claimed that it was just an ‘sq mm of plastic’ which mistakenly went out of the window of his car.
In the video, Anushka put her head out of her car, stopped the man’s car and asked him 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.
You can watch the video below, as posted by Virat Kohli.
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
True, Virat Kohli not only posted the video but also wrote some harsh lines along with the video, which, in fact, can really hurt anyone in the matter. He also urged people to do the same if they see something wrong happening like that.
After posting the video, the Indian skipper also put out a tweet strongly supporting his wife and taking a dig at people who don’t have the courage to do something like Anushka.
Lot of people who don’t have the courage to do something like this find it funny. Everything for people nowadays is meme content. Shame.Advertisement
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 16, 2018
While the cricketer must have shot and posted the video as a way to support his wife as well as to spread awareness about cleanliness, the video didn’t go down well with many people on social media. He was brutally trolled and many termed the video as a cheap publicity stunt by the couple.
See some of the reactions the tweet garnered:
Maybe, our skipper and his wife have not learned that yet, LOL.
We pick & through it with smile without shouting to anybody but not with a camera in our front.
— v venkataramu (@vvenkataramu) June 18, 2018
True, he couldn’t be professional enough in this case, LOL.
It’s an absolute PR move by @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma They are celebrities who create awareness for good not by shaming others by recording and posting videos! Very unprofessional move by them. Disappointing #Kohli #Showoff
— Ajay Thakkar (@iajaythakkar) June 18, 2018
Really? Delhi guys good at that?
He is a delhi guy..he has to show off..thats what they r good at..showing off..
— Pankaj Kanade (@pankajulhas) June 18, 2018
Ummm! We never know if he did it to make people aware or to shame the guy.
Great! So you are telling,to change the world we need to post videos and shame them. Now imagine you were the one in that video!How much criticism you will face from the people, media etc. How miserable life will get.The point is to make people aware not to post video and showoff
— Ajay Thakkar (@iajaythakkar) June 19, 2018
Virat has deeply disappointed a great fan of his cricketing skills because of this, sad.
It applies to you guys too Virat. A great fan of your cricketing skills. However this time you guys went too far. When someone does a mistake and realize the same, they feel guilty which is a heavy change in itself. There is big difference between correcting and shaming someone.
— Sweta Samnwita (@Samnwita) June 18, 2018
You are right, courage is not shaming someone.
With due respect bro! Courage is not in shaming someone coz u r a celebrity but standing for something which u feel n indeed is really wrong. Stand for that. Fitness challenge is NO courage.
— Hussain Tasir (@hussain2577) June 19, 2018
Will Virat Kohli ever have the courage to ask that on the government?
Courage?? Pipe the f**k down! First, The dude in the video must be embarrassed enough, you didn’t have to put a video on twitter. Second, Ask the Govt of India on what are they doing about the whole IAS situation in your home state i.e. Delhi. THAT would be considered courageous.
— Sahil Zaidi (@syedsahilzaidi) June 18, 2018
Our skipper has disappointed another big fan of his, this time from Pakistan.
Kohli big fan of your cricket from Pak. But what you did can not be justified. At the very least you should have blurred the face of that man. Public humiliation is not the sane thing to do.
— Ali Raza Gillani (@GLgillani) June 18, 2018
Great work vanished when you put a video and marketed her work. “Neki kar aur Tweeter pe dal”
— Blogging ERA (@Bloggingera) June 18, 2018
And finally, Virat Kohli has lost one of his great Twitter followers, LOL.
will unfollow you Mr. Courageous.. carry on with your stunt
— MA Khan (@th_ak_ur) June 18, 2018
What about you? What do you say Virat Kohli has done a terrible mistake by shooting and posting the video?