Anushka Sharma: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is being trolled for the poor performance of former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. Now the debate is going on social media why the girlfriends or wives of cricketers are trolled if they fail to perform. But in support of Anushka Sharma Veteran actor Mumtaz spoke about how the advent of social media has added to the culture of people abusing the wives and girlfriends of cricketers.
Mumtaz Speaks up for Anushka Sharma
She further remembered how her contemporaries, actresses Sharmila Tagore and Reena Roy they never got trolled or received hatred over the poor performances of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Mohsin Khan. Mumtaz in an interview and said that this culture has emerged not only because Twitter, Facebook and Instagram did not exist, but also because the time was different, everything has changed, how different the atmosphere is today.” She also questioned That’s why none of these actresses are praised when their cricketer husband and boyfriend do well on the field.
Anushka Sharma Also Takes Up Her Stand
She called it “a reflection of the sexism prevailing in our society”. Anushka Sharma has also not sat silent on this abuse. When former cricketer and commentator Sunil Gavaskar, referring to a viral video of Anushka and Virat playing the game in their spare time, said that Kohli’s practice during the covid-19 lockdown was facing Anushka Sharma’s bowling. Anushka dismissed Gavaskar’s “sexist” comments, she asked him, “When will I stop being dragged into cricket?”