Recently, Farokh Engineer claimed that the BCCI selectors were serving cups of tea to Anushka Sharma during the World Cup. During World Cup 2019, the actress had accompanied her husband and Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli.
Yesterday, the actress took to her social media pages and slammed Engineer’s claims. She called his statements “ill-intended lies”. Anushka wrote, “If you want to have a comment on the selection committee and their qualifications please do so as it’s your opinion but don’t drag my name into it to substantiate your claim or sensationalise your opinion. I refuse to allow anyone from using my name in such conversations.”
After Anushka Sharma’s statement, Farokh Engineer has reacted saying he said it in a jest. He told Republic TV, “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.”
Well, we wonder what Anushka Sharma and even Virat Kohli have to say about Farokh’s new statement.
Meanwhile, after the actress shared the post on Twitter, a lot of Bollywood celebs and her fans applauded her. Actors like Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and others lauded her for her powerful response.