Anushka - Virat under fire in India

Anushka - Virat under fire in India

NEW DELHI - Twitter has lashed out over cricketer Virat Kohli's recent viral video in which wife Anushka Sharma can be seen schooling a man for throwing garbage on the road.

Many have stated the couple's main motive was to just put the video out on social media, DNA has reported.

"But seriously though, more than Anushka Sharma's concern for throwing plastics, shooting a video and posting on SM seemed like the main purpose. Aise samay mein video shoot karna kisko yaad ata hai bhai? Same like sachin tendulkar - helmet pehenlo," tweeted one user.

*Here's what the others posted*

"Anushka Sharma's video is pointless. You can't enforce positive behavior in someone by screaming at them."

"Anushka Sharma scolded someone for throwing garbage and the recording is doing the rounds. I wish the face of the person would not have been shared as even though he made a mistake, he need not be made infamous through the clip."

"Why are you recording your wife's heroics and publishing it in social media?.. is this the first time you saw someone threw a plastic cover from a car? If your intention was to advice him, first be friendly instead of being bossy.. this kinda attention seeking is so cheap."

In the 17-second-long clip, the actor can be seen scolding the man in a chauffeur-driven dark sedan for littering the streets. The video, however, did not capture the man in the act.

"Why are you throwing garbage on the road, you cannot just throw plastic on the streets just like that," Sharma can be heard as saying in the video shared by Kohli on Twitter She then asks the man to use a dustbin instead of throwing garbage on the streets.

Kohli captioned the clip as: "Saw these people throwing garbage on the road & pulled them up rightfully. Travelling in a luxury car and brains gone for a toss. These people will keep our country clean? Yeah right! If you see something wrong happening like this, do the same & spread awareness. @AnushkaSharma."

He further called out people for turning everything on social media into a meme. "Lot of people who don't have the courage to do something like this find it funny. Everything for people nowadays is meme content. Shame," he wrote in another tweet.

The person, who was admonished by Sharma, went on to criticise the actor for "ranting and yelling" at him "like a crazy roadside person". The man who identified himself as Arhhan Singh shared a post on Facebook, saying though he is "apologetic" for his carelessness, the actor could use some etiquette in her speech.

"Horrible! So I happened to carelessly litter a square millimetre of plastic while driving! A car passing by rolls their window down and there we have our wonderful Anushka Sharma ranting and yelling like a crazy roadside person!

"While I'm apologetic for my carelessness, Mrs Anushka Sharma Kohli a little etiquette and politeness in your dialogue wouldn't have made you a lesser star! There are all kinds of manners and hygiene... verbal etiquette is one of them!" he wrote.

Singh added the garbage mistakenly went out of the window of his luxury car. "(It) was way less then the garbage that came out from your mouth... From your luxury car's window... Or the trashy mind Virat Kohli to shoot and post this online... For whatever gains..." he said.

Sharma is yet to publicly respond to the incident.