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The way I and Anushka were criticised after WC semi-final loss, has hurt me: Virat Kohli
Team India's vice-captain Virat Kohli had been criticized heavily due to his so called poor performance in the semi final of the World Cup against Australia. Apparently feeling hurt, Kohli has finally broken his silence on his poor performance in World Cup semi-final, where he had to go back to the pavilion after scoring only one run.

This instigated a very ugly social media outburst, blaming Virat Kohli's girlfriend and actor Anushka Sharma for the loss. Expressing his despair, Virat Kohli said he was very disappointed and hurt at the way public and media reacted against his failure in the semi-final match.

He said those who attacked him on social media with offensive messages should be ashamed of themselves.

It is important to highlight that owing to the dismal performance of Kohli resulting him in scoring just a run, Team India got thrashed by Australia by 95 runs in the second semi-final of the cricket World Cup at Sydney last month. Australia later won the cup after defeating New Zealand.

A lot of people from Bollywood as well as India's cricketing family had come out in support of the Kohli and Anushka, after the loss to Australia generated a series of memes and jokes on social media. In a strange development even an attack on Anushka's house took place in Mumbai.

It is true that even before the crucial semi final of World Cup, the 26-year-old Indian vice captain - known for displaying his fire brand batting in a bold manner - had a low-key tournament, with only a century in India's opening game against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval.

But we must not forget his 4 centuries that he scored in the Test Matches against Australia. Also, we must not forget his excellent ODI batting average of 51.47, along with 22 centuries and 33 half centuries written in the record books against his name.

Also, a hell lot of supporters of this flamboyant cricketer strongly believe that this media backlash might be a side effect of an unfortunate run-in with a media person in the middle of the World Cup when Kohli indulged in abusing a journalist of a leading English daily. Kohli had mistaken him to be another scribe who had written adversely against Kohli during his failures in India's tour of England.

However, on a personal note, I believe that it appears high time for both the parties, that is Kohli and the media, to adopt let it go attitude so as to normalize the situation as both cannot avoid contribution of the other. Tolerance might prove to be the keyword.

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