Anushka Sharma on being served tea by team selectors at world cup
New Delhi : Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma slammed former Indian wicket keeper-batsman Farokh Engineer for making claims that she was served tea by selectors during the ICC World Cup 2019 in England.
In a report by The Times Of India, Engineer made an outrageous claim against the MSK Prasad-led Indian selection panel.
“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 (Kohli’s wife) cups of tea. I feel people with the stature of Dilip Vengsarkar should be in the selection committee,” he said.
Reacting sharply on the matter, Anushka Sharma said that she has remained quite over the matters where she was dragged over Team India's poor performance. Pari actress made it clear that she never received a preferential treatment and always paid for her tickets whenever she went to watch the match.
“The latest version of these ill intended lies is that I was being served tea by selectors at matches during the World Cup! I came to one game during the World Cup and sat in the family box and not the selectors box as reported but when has the truth mattered when it’s about convenience!” Anushka wrote in her statement she posted on her social media accounts on Thursday.
“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,” she explained.