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Farokh Engineer apologises to Anushka Sharma after controversy erupts

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Edited by : VIRAJ SONI
Published Nov 1, 2019, 12:49 pm IST
Updated Nov 1, 2019, 12:55 pm IST
Upon reading comments made by the veteran cricketer, the Bollywood star shared an eruptive post on her social media accounts.
Farokh Engineer, in an interview to the Times of India had said that Indian captain Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma was being served cups of tea by the Indian selectors during the World Cup matches in England. (Photo: File)
 Farokh Engineer, in an interview to the Times of India had said that Indian captain Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma was being served cups of tea by the Indian selectors during the World Cup matches in England. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Farokh Engineer has apologised to Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma after his comments on her. Engineer, in an interview to the Times of India, had said that Indian captain Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma was being served cups of tea by the Indian selectors during the World Cup matches in England.

Upon reading these comments, the Bollywood star shared an eruptive post on her social media accounts which displayed her anger at such rumours spread about her during this instance and also previous instances.

 

She has written, “My name has been used in fabricated stories claiming that I am a part of closed-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 authorised time with my husband on foreign tours which if anyone really cared about finding out facts from the board, would know that I have always and always followed protocol but yet, I kept quiet."

This prompted a response from the 82-year-old former Indian wicketkeeper, Farokh Engineer. In an interview to Republic TV, he said, “I just said it in a jest and it's being made a mountain out of a molehill.”

 

He added, “Poor Anushka has been dragged into it, she is a lovely girl. Virat Kohli is a brilliant captain and coach Ravi Shastri is extremely good. The entire matter is being blown up unnecessarily. It turned out to be a selector as he was wearing an all India blazer.”

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