As a writer covering a specific beat, it becomes quite difficult to filter out apt news story for the readers of that particular beat. Cricket and Bollywood have always been linked together. Be it due to glamour that comes up with both the worlds or the romantic alliances that bind these two industries.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s marriage to actress Anushka Sharma was no less than a fairytale for the fans and their relationship has always been in limelight.
Anushka has been blamed for Kohli’s bad form in the game and has been considered responsible for the team’s loss many times. All this being ridiculous the woman has taken everything very easily and has not let any of these baseless rumours affect her work and wellbeing.
What exactly happened?
“I didn’t even know one of the selectors during the World Cup and I asked him who the hell he was because he was wearing the India blazer and he said he was one of the selectors. All they were doing was getting Anushka Sharma cups of tea,”Farokh Engineer on Indian selectors
Former Indian wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer made this statement while he also went on to say that the team selectors are not capable enough to decide on what players should play or not.
“We have got a Mickey Mouse selection committee. Virat Kohli has a major impact (in the process) which is very good. But how are the selectors qualified? Between them, have they played about 10-12 Test matches,”
What did Anushka do?
The strong woman she is, Anushka made sure that her name was not dragged with all these allegations and gave out a public statement on these social media platforms.
Dragging her name is irrelevant and the worst part is that this all blurs the focus on the betterment of the game. Questioning the selection committee is not wrong but there needs to be a way to do it without making false accusations so as to be taken seriously in future. Farokh Engineer had spoken against the selection of Vijay Shankar over Ambati Rayudu during the world cup too, which indeed made sense as Shankar was not able to make much of a difference.
According to us what Anushka said was absolutely right and we hope that the game becomes the focus of attention once again rather than a faultless actress who just happens to be a cricketer’s wife, as she herself said.