Indian cricket team visited the High Commission of India in London ahead of the 2nd Test against England.
The Twitter users lashed out after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a photo of team’s visit where Bollywood actress (Kohli’s wife) Anushka accompanied Virat and a part of the team photo. They were not pleased as Anushka stood right in the centre of the photo while Indian Test team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane stood in the last row.
Twitter is not happy with her presence in the frame.
Many Twitter users asked BCCI what Anushka Sharma was doing in the picture which had only sportsperson and Indian High Commission in the frame. They also snarled at BCCI for allowing and wives to accompany their husband on an official tour. Another point they raised was Why Anushka was standing next to Virat while the Vice Captian of the team Ajinkya Rahane stood in the last row where his face was hidden by another player.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 7, 2018
Why is Anushka here lmao?
She is at the center while the vice captain is at the end lol whatta joke
— Od (@odshek) August 8, 2018
anushka sharma is also there in the squad so probably she will be included in the playing 11 too for the next match
— Mayank Sharma (@MSharma56483635) August 7, 2018
Is captain wife more important than vice captain? Where are other players wife’s? Don’t divide team for the sake of captain or Bollywood please
— Sanjay Tank (@SanjaySTank) August 8, 2018
Vice captain is in last row and First Lady of Indian cricket is in front row. These people giving lecture online few days back. @AnushkaSharma
— Ali MG (@aliasgarmg) August 7, 2018
However, some users supported Anushka!
So here’s why Anushka Sharma was with Team India at High Commission of India
Anushka Sharma was invited to reception by High Commissioner. “This is the norm wherever the team travels. The High Commission invites the players with their relatives and it is eventually the decision of the individuals. Even in London the players were invited along with their partners. There has been no breach of any protocol,” a source in the BCCI told Hindustan Times on conditions of anonymity.
The Board had recently asked the players to not get distracted by their wives and girlfriends while on tour. According to the guidelines laid down by the board, partners are allowed to stay with players for not more than two weeks on tours exceeding 45 days.
Does it make any sense to troll Anushka for posing with Virat in this picture?
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