27/03/2015 4:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Anushka Sharma Gets Massive Support After Twitter Attack On Virat Kohli's World Cup Performance

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Actor Anushka Sharma has received overwhelming support after being unfairly bashed on Twitter for Virat Kohli's dismal performance in the World Cup semifinal against Australia on Thursday. Kohli, her boyfriend, made one run in the crucial match which ended in India's ouster from the cricket tournament.

Twitter users including fellow actors have slammed the hateful messages posted against Sharma, who was sitting in the audience in Sydney. A stunned expression registered on her face as Kohli was caught out by Brad Haddin off Mitchell Johnson's bowling.

Sharma's effigy was reportedly burned in Gwalior. One particularly disturbing Twitter message called for Sharma's house to be stoned.

"I request to all the people to go n throw stones at the house of Anushka Sharma who is the main reason for the defeat of India." #AUSvIND— Kamaal R Khan-KRK (@kamaalrkhan) March 26, 2015

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Here are some messages expressing support for Sharma, who has previously said that it is "primitive to call me his distraction and blame me for his performance."

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