On Thursday, several Indians blamed Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's poor performance and India's loss at the semi-final match against Australia.
Anushka was in Sydney to support her boyfriend and to cheer for the Indian cricket team, but in turn several blamed her for "bringing bad luck" and called her "panauti" (unlucky) for the team.
Social media platforms Twitter and Facebook were flooded with negative comments blaming Anushka. But Bollywood celebrities including Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan among others supported the "NH10" actress and instead slammed viewers who targeted Anushka.
Celebs said that its not only shocking to blame Anushka for her boyfriend's performance, but also disgusting.
Here is what Bollywood celebs said:
Priyanka Chopra: So horrible to c a supportive girlfriend being lynched for a game she just watched!!Stop with the disrespect! #StillBleedBlue @AnushkaSharma
Sushmita Sen: So happy 2 C @AnushkaSharma b there 2 support her man n her country!!Those mocking her,pick another sport..IND's spirit n Cricket not 4 U
Arjun Kapoor: Let's give the Australian Team credit for playing well on the day instead of finding lame reasons,excuses & blaming individuals for our loss
Abhishek Bachchan: @anirbanblah @AnushkaSharma these are the type of people who will never have wives or girlfriends.
Dia Mirza: It's ok to be disappointed or critical. BUT these comments about Anushka are DOWNRIGHT disgusting.
Bipasha Basu: Whole nation can support the team but a team member's girlfriend can't ?!?!?! Really!!!
Rishi Kapoor: With you my dear Anushka! Bunch of uneducated idiots who target you. Been through this dam thing. Jakho rakhe sanyaan maar sake na koi!
Sid Mallya: These reports of @AnushkaSharma being abused due to @imVkohli not scoring big are DISGUSTING. Appalling to think ppl can behave like that.
Ram Gopal Varma: I personally like Anushka Sharma's performance much much More than the performance of whoever and whatever her boyfriend is?
Madhur Bhandarkar: The venom with which Anushka Sharma is being targeted after India's defeat is not only shocking but also disgusting. Guys, get a life #shame
Vishal Dadlani: If you call yourself an Indian Cricket fan, and you disrespect a woman because our team lost, YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY!