Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma has finally spoken about the claims made by former India wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer that BCCI selectors were serving tea during a match of ICC World Cup in England earlier this year. Engineer commented in a recent interview while bashing the Indian selectors, but Anushka Sharma, who is India captain Virat Kohli’s wife, made the point very clear that she had attended just one match during the World Cup and she was seated in the family box as well.
“The latest version of these ill intended lies is that I was being served tea by selectors at matches during the World Cup! I came to one game during the World Cup and sat in the family box and not the selectors box as reported but when has the truth mattered when it’s about convenience!,” Anushka Sharma wrote.
“If you want to have a comment on the selection committee and their qualifications please do so as it’s your opinion but don’t drag my name into it to substantiate your claim or sensationalise your opinion. I refuse to allow anyone from using my name in such conversations,” Anushka added.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) October 31, 2019
Anushka has been faced criticisms a lot of times on social media in the past where some even blaming her for Virat Kohli’s poor performances whenever he hasn’t been able to score well with the bat. In her post, Anushka also talked about the backlash she received from the fans on social media.
“My name was used for false stories to make it look like the board was being bothered for my tickets or security, etc when in reality I bought my own tickets for matches and flights and I still kept quiet. I was asked to stand in a group photo by the High Commissioner’s wife despite my hesitation to be in it, and a huge issue was created over this blaming me for intentionally wanting to be part of it and the said event, even though I was invited for it. An official clarification was issued by the board on the same and I still kept quiet,” Anushka Sharma concluded in the post on Thursday.