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People Passing ‘Nasty Comments’ About Sister Of Viral Kanpur ‘Gutka Man’ Should Be Ashamed


The visuals of a cricket fan talking on a phone with his mouth full of ‘Gutka’ on the opening day of the first Test between India and New Zealand went viral on social media. 

His viral image was turned into hilarious memes and was widely circulated on various social networking sites as people laughed at his expense and trolled him for the next two days. 

#INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/JpRSwzk8RQ

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 25, 2021

The name of the viral cricket fan is Shobit Pandey and he is not embarrassed that people are making fun of him online because for him he didn’t do anything wrong. 

He returned to the stands the next day carrying a placard which had “Eating tobacco is a bad habit”, written in Hindi. 

But don’t be misled by his placard, as he is not planning to distance himself from Gutka. He only wanted to clarify that he was eating betel nut, not tobacco as reported by multiple media platforms. 

Things you’ll only see in Kanpur stadium#IndiaVsNewZealand #INDvNZ #ShreyasIyer #Jadeja @cricketaakash @IrfanPathan @VVSLaxman281 @StarSportsIndia pic.twitter.com/R0XKQlbzp3

— Aishwarya (@AishIdiot) November 25, 2021

“First of all, I would like to clarify that I wasn’t eating tobacco. I was eating betel nut and was on call in with my friend, who was also watching the match in the same stadium but in a different stand,” Pandey told news agency ANI. 

“It was just a call of almost ten seconds and it went viral. My friend whom I was talking to was the one who broke the news to me that the video has gone viral. It went like a fire,” he added. 

But, the only thing that he has a problem with is some morons who are needlessly targeting his sister and “passing nasty comments” about her, who had accompanied him to the stadium on the opening day and was seen sitting next to him in the viral video. 

#INDvsNZTestSeries #IndvsNz pic.twitter.com/fhGwHcxjsH

— Valdimiputin (@valdimiputin) November 25, 2021

“I didn’t do anything wrong, that is why I am not scared or embarrassed about this. I am just concerned that some people are passing nasty comments about my sister. And on the other hand, I am getting numerous calls from media houses and other people regarding the whole scenario and now I am getting irritated,” he added. 

*Scene from Phir Hera Pheri

अबे मेला बीस लात रुपिया मिल जाना चाहिए मेलेको: pic.twitter.com/HQM6MNLSvD

— Naman Singh Rajput (@_itzz_rajput_) November 25, 2021

One can understand that people found the visuals funny and shared a laugh but it was disgusting to know that some people just don’t know where to draw the line. 

It’s perhaps the biggest drawback of social media that people aren’t afraid and don’t think twice before saying nasty things about anyone because they think there will be no consequences whatsoever.

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