Shoaib Akhtar says marriage with Anushka Sharma affected Virat Kohli's career, netizens slam him for misogynistic comment


Anushka Sharma has often been targetted for her husband, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli's poor performance. Nasty trolls blame the actress and pass unsavoury comments whenever they are not happy with the cricketer's scores during matches. Recently, Virat announced his retirement as the Test Captain of India. Days after the announcement came in, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, in an interview, said Virat should not have gotten married. Indicating that his poor performance on the field was because of his marriage with Anushka, Akhtar sparked off a controversy. 

In the interview, Akhtar said, "I would have not even married if I were in his place. I had just scored runs and enjoyed cricket, these 10-12 years of cricket are different time and doesn't come again, I am not saying getting married is wrong but If you are playing for India, you would have enjoyed the time a little." He added, "There is pressure from the children, of the family. As the responsibility increases, so does the pressure. Cricketers have a short career span of 14-15 years in which you stay at the peak for five-six years. Those years of Virat have passed, now he has to struggle."

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Netizens were unimpressed and criticised Akhtar for his remarks. One user wrote, "I think it's high time people mind their own buisness. You can have an opinion about him as a player, but have NO right to comment on his personal life. Everyone must know their limits." Another said, "Lol... They are in Relationship since 2013 and got married in 2017. Check his Stats of Year 2017, 2018, 2019 His Highest Peak in his Carrier Came in Year 2018."

(Source: Twitter/Dainik Bhaskar/Twitter)