BJP MLA calls Virat Kohli 'unpatriotic' for marrying Anushka Sharma abroad

The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on December 21 which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on December 26

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s marriage in Italy has been in the news for since the day it happened and it looks like the craze isn’t dying down soon considering everyone has a say in it. However, someone has found a reason to get offended. BJP leader Pannalal Shakya — an MLA from Guna in Madhya Pradesh has been irked by Virat and Anushka’s decision to get married abroad.

Shakya on Tuesday called the Indian cricket team captain “unpatriotic” for marrying the Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi actress and splurging money in a foreign country. In a video report by Republic TV, the BJP MLA is seen bringing up the topic and spewing venom at Virat while addressing a public rally in Pune.

He said great men like Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and King Yudhisthira from Mahabharata got married in their homeland but Virat and Anushka chose to abandon their motherland and got married in Italy, as reported by IBT.

And what was more surprising was that these words found support from a lot of people. A large crowd that had gathered at the rally was seen applauding the MLA while he was speaking on the matter. The couple took their wedding vows as per the traditional Hindu rituals, in a ceremony attended by their close friends and family members. The ceremony took place in a luxurious hamlet-turned-villa called the Borgo Finocchieto in the Tuscan region in Milan, Italy.

New Year in South Africa

The couple, who went to Rome for their honeymoon, will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on December 21 which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on December 26. The newlyweds will most likely be moving into their new residence in Worli, Mumbai, in December once they return from Delhi. Anushka will be accompanying her husband for Team India’s tour to South Africa early next year.