Kanpur man 'irritated' after his video goes viral on social media
New Delhi : A Kanpur man's video went viral on social media after he was seen talking on the phone and supposedly chewing 'tobacco' during the first Test match between India and New Zealand at Green Park stadium.
The person has been identified as Shobit Pandey, he has gone viral on social media with the name – Gutkha Man, who is a resident of Maheshwari Mahol in Kanpur.
He came to see the Test match again on the second day and this time he was carrying a placard with slogan – 'Eating tobacco is a bad habit'.
Mr Pandey became a center of joke when a lot of memes were shared on him for allegedly chewing tobacco.
Speaking to ANI, Shobit Pandey said, "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."
"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.
He also noted that the major concern is for his sister who was there to watch the match and when the video went viral she started getting nasty comments.
"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," said Pandey.
India and New Zealand are playing their first Test Match in Kanpur.