The most happening couple in town, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma had a little moment of limelight off camera on Wednesday. The Indian cricketer’s tweet supporting his ladylove Anushka was declared the ‘Golden Tweet of the Year’.
But what seriously is this Golden Tweet and why is it so special?
The Virat and Anushka story isn’t something that has been hush-hush or kept under wraps for the longest time. The couple has openly admitted to it and has been pretty much okay with all the media attention and people going gaga over it.
However, like all relationships, not everything was blissful and pristine in the Virat-Anushka connection. Though they were touted to be the best match that Cricket and Bollywood have seen in a while, things started falling apart.
The Virat-Anushka Split
In spite of all those Facebook prayers and Twitter loves requesting them to stay together for life, the split happened!
It happened at a time when Kohli was criticized for his regular poor performances on the cricket field. Anushka Sharma was at the receiving end of most of the criticisms which said Kohli should concentrate more on cricket and playing for the country than on Anushka and endorsements.
Eventually, things became a little too much to handle for the Cric-Bolly couple who decided to part ways in 2015.
The ‘SHAME’ Story
If Virat and Anushka thought that their split had put the media attention to rest, nah they were wrong!
Following a brilliant run of form by Virat in the 2016 ICC World Cup T20 where he single-handedly took Australia out in the Quarterfinals, Twitter was replete with tweets congratulating the Indian vice-captain for his exploits on the field.
While there were many appreciations for the flamboyant player, a few also crept in with sarcastic messages thanking Anushka for giving back the real Virat to Indian cricket. This didn’t go well with the star batsman who took to Instagram to ‘SHAME’ the people who were targeting Anushka.
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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
Virat also posted the same on Twitter which saw a flurry of replies, retweets, and likes in a very short while. Though the couple has reunited again and has begun from where they left off, that one tweet that Virat made defending his ladylove and giving it back to trollers was loved by all.
The GOLDEN Tweet
Turns out that Virat’s protective tweet for Anushka Sharma was the most happening tweet made in the year 2016.
The tweet has got precedence over some of the top tweets from leading Bollywood celebrities and even epic tweets from the Prime Minister’s official handle (@narendramodi).
At a time when Virat and Anushka have got back together again, there can be no big gift for the couple than this throwback tweet from Virat expressing his care and love for Anushka.
Guess it’s Virushka all the way again! 😉