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Is Rohit Sharma disrespecting India’s flag? Indian skipper’s new profile picture draws fans’ ire

Is Rohit Sharma disrespecting India’s flag? Indian skipper’s new profile picture draws fans’ ire

In the picture, the Tricolour was seen touching the ground, which has drawn the wrath of Indians fans.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma played a huge role in helping India end their ICC trophy drought. His team beat South Africa in the final to lift the T20 World Cup 2024. Since then, Rohit Sharma has been the apple of the eye of the whole nation. Fans have been showering their love on the Indian captain from every corner of the country.

Rohit Sharma lands in trouble

However, he has landed himself in hot water when he changed his profile picture on social media on July 8. Rohit has been accused of disrespecting the national flag by fans on social media, with many demanding an apology from the Indian skipper.

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Rohit Sharma changed his profile picture to a moment where he is seen planting the Indian flag at Kensington Oval in Barbados. In the picture, The Tricolour was seen touching the ground in the photo, which has drawn the ire of Indians fans.

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Many even cited clause from the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971: “The flag shall not be allowed intentionally to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water”.

Social users tear into Rohit

Some even compared his act with a gesture from MS Dhoni during his playing days. Here’s what the social media users said about Rohit’s new profile picture.

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