Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers left the cricketing fraternity shell-shocked when he announced his retirement from international cricket. Even it was difficult for the fans to digest it, as nobody saw it coming. But soon after the announcement, everyone showered him with best wishes and congratulated for the illustrious international career which lasted for around 15 years. However, his actions have now come under scrutiny for using an Indian flag while promoting a wine brand.
After being regarded as one of the best batsmen of the modern generation, De Villiers is enjoying his life away from the game and has already decided that he will still be available to play for his domestic team Titans and also guide the youngsters in the team. Moreover, he will continue playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a few more years.
During his retirement announcement, ABD confessed that he was tired after playing cricket continuously. Recently, he promoted the Infinity wines brand which is now also available in India. He posted an update about the same on his official Instagram handle. But his ardent fans in India got frustrated for using Indian flag in wine promotion.
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The caption of the post read: “Exciting times! A taste of our very own wines in Incredible India. If u get your hands on a bottle please let us know what u think @firstxiwines”. Here’s his post:
De Villiers has immense fan-following in India and expectedly they weren’t pleased with him. They lashed out at the former South African cricketer for disrespecting the Indian flag. While few termed him as the role model of the young generation and he shouldn’t spoil his image by promoting wine brands, some thrashed him saying that they didn’t expect this from him.
Here are some of the hate comments: