Anushka Sharma, whose name was dragged in by former India player, Farokh Engineer, recently while slamming the current BCCI selectors questioning their credentials and stature as selectors, has finally given a befitting reply via her social media accounts.
"All they were doing was getting Anushka Sharma (Kohli’s wife) cups of tea. I feel people with the stature of Dilip Vengsarkar should be in the selection committee," said Engineer in his interview
Anushka in an open letter calling the entire incident 'false and fabricated' the actress mentioned that her silence which had earlier made 'lies spitted against' her true 'ends today'.
"All they were doing was getting Anushka Sharma (Kohli’s wife) cups of tea. I feel people with the stature of Dilip Vengsarkar should be in the selection committee," said Engineer
Addressing all the criticism she has faced so far from standing in a group photo to BCCi sponsoring her trip to the matches she attended and now the recent claim made by Engineer that she was being served tea by the selectors that she thinks was done to 'sensationalise his opinion', Anushka taking a stern stand for her herself said that she 'refuses to allow anyone from using her name in such conversations.
Calling the entire instance, 'Regressive, horrible and malicious and vicious' Anushka added that her silence should not be considered her 'weakness' anymore. In the end, asking 'detractors' to come up with 'facts and the proof's the next time they want to discredit someone, the board of her husband Virat Kohli, she concluded the letter saying that she has built her career with utmost dignity and is not going to let anyone compromise that for anything.
Read full letter here:
Engineer in an interview to Times of India recently hailed the influence of Virat Kohli on the Indian team and team selection. However, he did not share the same attitude towards the selectors.
"We have got a Mickey Mouse selection committee," Engineer told TOI, “Virat Kohli has a major impact which is very good. But how are the selectors qualified? Between them, have they played about 10-12 Test matches. 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." said Engineer.