Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha has fired back at the internet trolls, who recently took jibes at the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma.
Virat Kohli is all set to leave for India to be there with his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child. The decision was publicized the decision before the tour after he was allowed by the BCCI for his paternity leave.
However, ever since India’s humiliating defeat to Australia in the first day-night Test match, some of the cricket fans have been trolling Virat and his family. There are many who even questioned Virat’s dedication while others have been commenting on his integrity.
Talking about the same on Sports Today YouTube, Pragyan Ojha lashed out at the haters. He said:
“We have to respect somebody’s personal life. Whenever someone takes a decision, it is their call. He (Virat Kohli) was very clear that he wants to be there (for the birth of his child). His wife needs his support. And the message was sent to the BCCI before the tour started,”
Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma has been an easy target of the fans for years now. After India’s embarrassing defeat, hecklers were at it again as they blamed her for India’s defeat. Reacting to the same, Pragyan Ojha said:
“After losing the match, suddenly talking ill about the captain or anybody, and dragging their families in, is something very concerning. How can you drag anybody’s family into all this? Don’t drag their personal life into their professional one. These two things should be separated.”
“It is not like he wants to come back in the middle of the series, he had taken a call earlier. And the BCCI has rightfully given him that space. So, now why (the questioning)?
Ojha also talked about India’s defeat how he was in pain after it. However, he claimed that it doesn’t give anyone the right to take potshots at a player’s family. He said:
“Just because we lost the game. Yes, we are all in pain, we are all upset that we lost the Test match. But that doesn’t give us a right or anybody who is trolling, to do what they are doing.”