Team India’s frontline pacer Jasprit Bumrah found himself in a social media storm on Friday after photos from the dreamy reception following his wedding with sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan went viral across social media platforms. Expressing gratitude for the love and wishes the couple received after they got hitched in a private affair at Goa, Bumrah took to Twitter and wrote: “The last few days have been nothing short of absolutely magical! We are so grateful for all the love & wishes we’ve received. Thank you.”
While warm wishes continued to pour online, some Twitter users weren’t happy at all to see the attendees at Bumrah and Ganesan’s reception holding sparklers in their hands.
The last few days have been nothing short of absolutely magical! We are so grateful for all the love & wishes we’ve received. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/dhWH918Ytu— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) March 19, 2021
Pointing out Bumrah’s “hypocrisy”, several irked fans dug up pacer’s old tweet from 2017 on the occasion of the Diwali festival where he had urged his fans and followers to celebrate the festivities without bursting crackers.
“Practise what you preach,” was the common sentiment among Twitterati who expressed their displeasure through tweets.
Jaspreet Bumrah says no to crackers on Diwali and meanwhile his wedding is celebrated with crackers. Knock it off buddy. @Jaspritbumrah93#jaspritbumrahmarriage pic.twitter.com/FEutDsKpbg— (@jayeshnekadi) March 19, 2021
Congratulations but say No to Crackers Bumrah.. Practice what you Preach..!— Param Dubey (@ParamDubey6) March 19, 2021
For personal enjoyment crackers are fine to Jasprit Bumrah – to preach others "say no to crackers" – this is his level of mind – preach but no practice – @laxmikomalaThese guys are a bunch of hypocrites @Jaspritbumrah93 – @Tivary pic.twitter.com/GEss5sTKM1
— Kripu (@kripu_vijaywada) March 20, 2021
Meanwhile, one particular picture from the couple’s Mehndi ceremony has gone viral.
Ganesan’s mehndi design has World Cup 2019’s logo drawn on her backhand. And fans couldn’t help but speculate if the couple’s love story began during the CWC 2019 tournament. Ganesan who is a TV broadcaster was a part of the CWC 2019 tournament hosted in England and Wales. Bumrah took 18 wickets in 9 games in the whole tournament.