Ever since India beat Pakistan in their high profile One Day International encounter in the opening round of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Bollywood has been following their national cricket side closely. As India won every match, scores of tweets from Indian film industry’s celebrated artists filled Twitter. However, yesterday’s loss to Australia was not well received but Bollywood celebs kept tweeting still, showing their support for Dhoni XI.
Well played Australia. Thank you to the Indian team for taking us to the semis. Hard luck and well played.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) March 26, 2015
Pk star Aamir Khan was thankful to the Indian team for qualifying for the last four and even felicitated the Australian squad for downing his team.
We win sum,we lose sum but the ones we Love always make us proud. Head held high by ur performance Team India in CWC. pic.twitter.com/1S17OKT4cy
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 26, 2015
Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet contained a picture of himself, his face held upwards in pride for the way his team played throughout the tournament (the semifinal excluded, of course)
Ok so i guess we’re giving it back. No problem, we’re still proud. Better luck next cup!
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) March 26, 2015
Dabang actress Sonakshi Sinha was smart enough to realize that the hashtag #WontGiveItBack will not come to fruition. Hence, the Bollywood beauty accepted the bitter reality and wished their team luck next time.
With you my dear Anushka! Bunch of uneducated idiots who target you. Been through this dam thing. Jakho rakhe sanyaan maar sake na koi!
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) March 27, 2015
Legendary Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor voiced his support for Anushka Sharma, who is being labelled as a ‘distraction’ for Indian batsman Virat Kohli. Rishi used quite strong words for the NH10 star’s detractors!
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 26, 2015
Priyanka also stepped up to defend Anushka and labelled her a ‘supportive girlfriend’.
T 1813 – Ok, so we lost, so .. tell me one team in the world that has not faced defeat !! Do not despair, we shall repair !! BUCK UP INDIA !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 26, 2015
Legend Amitabh also tweeted a message of hope and support for the Indian cricket team.