Former Indian wicket keeper Farokh Engineer has recently reveals that he saw Indian World Cup selectors serving tea to skipper Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma.
In a conversation with TOI, the 82-year-old, who is known for being vocal about his opinions, told, “We have got a Mickey Mouse selection committee. Virat Kohli has a major impact (in the process) which is very good. But how are the selectors qualified? Between them, have they played about 10-12 Test matches.”
Further, he elaborated on the tea incident by adding, “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 cups of tea,” Engineer added.
Farokh Engineer claims Indian team selectors were serving tea to Anushka
However, Anushka, this time chose to break her silence and blasted Farokh and said she chooses to speak this time because her silence shouldn’t be treated as her weakness.
She wrote, “I have always been of the opinion that maintaining silence on false & fabricated news and stories against one is the best way to deal with your detractors. This is how I have handled my career for 11 years now. I always saw dignity & truth embedded in the shadow of my silence.”
She added, “They say, say a lie so many times repeatedly that it starts to look like the truth and I am afraid this is what has been happening with me. My silence has made the lies spitted against me seem true but that ends today.”
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) October 31, 2019
After this letter went viral, Farokh Engineer apologized to Anushka and told Republic Tv that his comment came out in a jest and it is blown out of proportion, “I just said it in a jest and it’s being made a mountain out of a molehill. 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.”
Anushka has been trolled on numerous occasions on social media in the past with some even blaming her for India’s losses and Virat Kohli’s poor performances whenever he hasn’t been able to fire with the bat.