Indian batting star Virat Kohli on Monday lashed out at Twitter trolls for targetting Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, saying that those who blame her for anything negative in his cricket career should be ashamed of themselves.
Kohli, who single-handedly powered India into the World Twenty20 semifinal with a hurricane 82-run knock against Australia, took to Twitter to hit out at the trolls who take digs at his former girlfriend after every India match. Here's what he had to say:
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Kohli also took to Instagram to share a longer strongly-worded message for the haters!
Shame on those people who have been having a go at anushka for the longest time and connecting every negative thing to her. Shame on those people calling themselves educated. Shame on blaming and making fun of her when she has no control over what i do with my sport. If anything she has only motivated and given me more positivity. This was long time coming. Shame on these people that hide and take a dig. And i dont need any respect for this post. Have some compassion and respect her. Think of how your sister or girlfriend or wife would feel if someone trolled them and very conveniently rubbished them in public. #nocompassion#nocommonsense
Kohli is not the only one to have hit back at trolls. We look at other celebrities who shot back at their detractors and won the internet!
Abhishek's response to a troll on Twitter created waves on social media in June last year. When a Twitter user shared a meme that joked about how Aaradhya would not like Abhishek's movies and wonder why her mother, Aishwarya, married him, here's what the Junior Bachchan had to say:
Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan was miffed with his fans in June last year for bad-mouthing Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, and had threatened to quit Twitter if they don't stop trolling them.
Remember the dress that Sonam Kapoor wore to Cannes that was panned by Twitterati? Here's what she had to say about it:
In November 2014, Kamaal R Khan faced Sonakshi Sinha's ire when he posted inappropriate tweets about Bollywood actresses, including one on Sonakshi. She gave a kickass reply to him and KRK was quick to apologise.
Twinkle Khanna, who has gained popularity on Twitter for her witty tweets, got embroiled in a controversy in May last year when she said the saffron brigade was good for nothing. When the offended saffron supporters started trolling her, she hit back saying:
In one of the episodes of Karan Johar's chat show 'Koffee With Karan', Priyanka Chopra was invited as a guest and was made to read a mean tweet, a la Jimmy Kimmel. The tweet read, "Priyanka Chopra's lips are visible from the moon." Here's how Priyanka took on her haters:
Memes on Alia Bhatt spread like wildfire after she gave some bizarre answers to general knowledge questions asked by Karan Johar on his chat show 'Koffee With Karan'. But the young actress didn't mind any of the Twitter trolls.
When Rishi Kapoor voiced his opinion on Twitter against Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, he received backlash from Hindu fundamentalists. But, undeterred, he replied to his trolls saying they need to "think".
Pop star Lady Gaga was furious for being criticised for gaining weight. She hit back at her Twitter trolls saying she is “proud at any size”.
Singer-actress Demi Lovato hit back at her haters after she received mean comments on her weight gain on undergoing treatment for bulimia and self-harm.
'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling revealed the sexuality of Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, in 2007 to much controversy at the time. Some fans on Twitter are still having difficulty coming to terms with the revelation. Rowling gave a withering response to a fan who couldn't see how Albus Dumbledore was gay.
(Courtesy for pictures: mid-day and Santa Banta)