London: Virat Kohli is winning more fans following his batting heroics in the first Test against England in Birmingham. The Indian cricket team skipper notched up his first Test ton in England as he scored 149 runs in the first innings of the first Test and followed it up by 51 in the second innings. While India lost the Test, Kohli, the batsman, earned plaudits.
However, Anushka Sharma, Bollywood superstar and Kohli’s wife, who is currently in England, has faced a lot of Twitter fury after Indian cricket team’s visit to Indian High Commission in London ahead of the second Test at Lord’s.
The Twitter users lashed out after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a photo of team’s visit where Anushka accompanied Virat and a part of the team photo.
The Twitterati was 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.
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
Why @BCCI allows someones wife at official tour.... Please confirm Is your team mens are at work or on honeymoon— Nishant (@NishNishantkr) August 7, 2018
Why is Anushka here lmao?— Od (@odshek) August 8, 2018
She is at the center while the vice captain is at the end lol whatta joke
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
No Hard feelings but I heard recently BCCI denied players from having their wives around when on tour in England. WTH is Anushka doing among Indian team?? Rules are meant for Team and captain should lead from front in every aspect. Just saying— The Cricket Guy (@ambade_akash) 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
@bcci has lost the little credibility it had after posting this picture!— Ruchi Pradhan (@RuchiLee) August 7, 2018
Cause they aren’t Bollywood stars 🤧— Od (@odshek) August 8, 2018