Why Twitter Is Congratulating Anushka Sharma For India's Win Against Sri Lanka

02/09/2015 10:49 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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KOLKATA, INDIA - APRIL 6: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli arrive at NSCBIA, Dum Dum Airport on April 6, 2015 in Kolkata, India. Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan, Anushka Sharma and Shahid Kapoor are set to enthrall spectators at the opening ceremony of IPL season at the Salt Lake Stadium on April 7, 2015. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

On Monday, the Indian cricket team created a history of sorts by winning a Test series on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years, and their first under the new captain Virat Kohli.

While many, including Prime Minister Modi to Sachin Tendulkar congratulated the young team on the 'rare' and 'historic' win, some pointed on Twitter that it's Bollywood Anushka Sharma who should be congratulated.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably remember how the actress was 'blamed' during India's semi-final match against Australia in the World Cup earlier this year.

As soon as Virat Kohli got out after making just one run in the match, Anushka Sharma became easy bait for mean-spirited jokes.

Soon after, tweets started directly blaming the actress for not just Kohli's poor performance, but all of Team India's loss to the hosts.

Later, defending his girlfriend Anushka Sharma, Kohli had said, "At a human level, I would say I was hurt and the people who said those things and the way they said should be ashamed of themselves."

So, this time many on Twitter are pointing out that Anushka should win accolades too. If she gets brickbats, why not bouquets too, right?

While many including Kohli praised Ishant Sharma for his 'fierceness' and in helping the team win, Twitter pointed out that it's the other Sharma who should be praised. Read: Anushka. Who else?

We'd say Twitter is only being fair.

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