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A Lot Of People Blamed Anushka Sharma For India's Defeat Against Australia In The Cricket World Cup

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On Thursday, India played Australia in the second semi-final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Australia won by 95 runs.
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Australia won by 95 runs.

Producer and actress Anushka Sharma was in the live audience, supporting her country and her boyfriend Virat Kohli.

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And a lot of people online are blaming Sharma for the Indian team's performance.

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@bhogleharsha No Anushka Sharma on air after spoiling everything.

100 % correct that anushka Sharma is big panauti

Dear indians, its anushka sharma not overconfidence.

Anushka Sharma waved her fans for her fans at the SCG, and Virat Kohli thought it was for him! xD :P #IndvsAus

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What did Anushka Sharma tell Virat Kohli before he went out to bat today? "Virat, I want you here in 5 minutes." :D #CWC15 #AUSvsIND

Anushka is jinxed...throw her out and we will win.

Why @AnushkaSharma... why? why you came down to Sydney!! #IndvsAus

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So much so that "Anushka" remained in India's top 10 Twitter trends for hours after the end of the match.

C'mon guys, not cool.

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Thankfully, several people flew to Anushka Sharma's defense soon after the trend picked up.

#AnushkaSharma came to support #ViratKohli and not to PLAY instead of him! Why blame her always? Can't @imVkohli have a bad cricket day?

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Well India you have show the world how sexist & misogynistic you are by blaming #AnushkaSharma for a game loss she was not even a part of!!

How is #Anushkasharma to blame????#IndvsAus

A team of 11 men lost, but hey let's blame a woman. Because... India. #AnushkaSharma

This #Anushka bashing on India's world cup loss shows our society's mindset. No matter what happens the woman is always wrong. #IndvsAus

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What has #Anushka got to do with this ? Like really guys ? Grow up !!! 😐 #AUSvIND

Two things I am hating more than possibility of losing is criticizing #Virat just coz he din play today and worst is blaming #Anushka

#AnushkaSharma came to support #ViratKohli and not to PLAY instead of him! Why blame her always? Can't @imVkohli have a bad cricket day?

A team of 11 men lost, but hey let's blame a woman. Because... India. #AnushkaSharma

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Heard a 'news' channel blamed Anushka! Some of us in the media plunge new depths every day. #WeGaveItBack

Two weeks ago, in an NDTV interview, Sharma criticised the way hers and Kohli's relationship is perceived.

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You do you, Anushka.