So here we are again, with Anushka Sharma getting blamed – this time for altering the process of cricket. Former cricketer Farokh Engineer has accused the Band Baaja Baraat of meddling with the protocol and harmony of the gentleman’s game. Farokh has claimed that the members of cricket selector committee are all for getting in Anushka’s good books and are putting their real job on a side burner. Calling it a Mickey Mouse selection committee, he accused them of spending their time in getting tea cups to Anushka rather than doing what they should, that is, selecting.
And that’s not all. Anushka has been dragged more and is accused of some new things as well. Since Virat has a huge say in who gets selected, it’s a trusted rumour out there that how being a suck-up to the wifey can improve their chance of getting selected.
Anushka, in the past, hasn’t respond much to these rumours. But this time she decided to speak out against all the accusations hovering around her like flies. Here’s her Insta post…
They say, say a lie so many times repeatedly that it starts to look like the truth and I am afraid this is what has been happening with me. My silence has made the lies spitted against me seem true but that ends today.
My name has been used in fabricated stories claiming that I am part of close-door team meetings and influenced selection processes and I have kept silent. My name has been wrongfully used to say how I have been given preferential treatment or how I have overstayed my authorized time with my husband on foreign tours which if anyone really cared about finding facts from the board, would know that I have always and always followed protocol but yet. I kept quiet.
(Hmmm… Anushka uses but and yet together? It is either but or yet. But I won’t go much into that here cuz now is not the time.)
And whenever in the past a celeb is accused by the outside world, Bollywood jumped to support the ‘brethren’. This time was no exception either. Ranveer Singh was the first one to comment. He said:
Hahahaha! hard hard … Diyela hai.
Arjun Kapoor had his thought posted too, cheering sans pom poms!
She hits it out f the park. Massive strike huge hit it’s outta here !!!
What do you think? Does there lie some weight to these accusations?