Gautam Gambhir came out in support of Kohli    AFP
Gautam Gambhir came out in support of Kohli AFP

After BJP MLA Panna Lal Shakya criticised Virat Kohli for getting married outside India, fellow Delhi cricketer Gautam Gambhir turned up in the cricketer’s support. Kohli married Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in a grand wedding in Tuscany, Italy to escape media and keep it private which Shakya criticised, saying the cricketer is unpatriotic and has no respect for India. Gambhir commented on the matter saying it is his personal choice where he wants to get married.

It is completely their personal matter and choice and nobody should comment on this. Politicians should be more careful while making such comments. Gambhir told Times Now.

Virat earned money in India But he didn t find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable? Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Vikramaditya, Yudhishthir got married on this land. You all must have got married here. None of us goes to a foreign country to get married [Kohli] earned money here and spent billions there [Italy] [he] doesn t have any respect for the country. This proves he is not a patriot, Shakya was earlier reported as saying by Indian Express.

Virat Kohli does not respect India: BJP MLA criticises captain for getting married in Italy
Virat Kohli does not respect India: BJP MLA criticises captain for getting married in Italy

He had also said, After getting trained, you all should work here in the country. This would be the biggest national service. Otherwise, earn money and go to Italy to marry like Virat, enjoy picnic and come back. If you think minutely, then you will know that the dancers of Italy become millionaires here and you are taking country s money there. Then what will you give to the country? Howsoever big one may be, he can t become our ideal person. Our ideal person is one who is honest to the country and earns money through hard work.