England vs India: Anushka Sharma spotted in team photograph, Twitterati goes crazy (Photo: BCCI Twitter)
India’s power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have yet again grabbed the attention of social media. The High Commision of India in London, UK, hosted the Indian team on Tuesday ahead of the second Test match against England at the Lord’s.
However, along with skipper Virat Kohli, wife Anushka Sharma was also spotted in attendance at the meet. It is also unclear how the Sui Dhaaga actress is traveling with Kohli as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had prohibited the wives and girlfriends of the team players from being with their respective partners until the end of the third Test match.
Meanwhile, the Netizens had a divided opinion regarding the incident as some criticised her for getting special treatment, while others didn’t see anything wrong with it.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the photograph:
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
They have a life outside cricket. You have to understand that.— Abhishek (@AbhishekKirsten) 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
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
Ye Anushka BCCI ki chairman bangai kya🤔😂— abdullahkunda🇮🇳 (@abdullahkunda) August 7, 2018
That's their problem. Anyway what I'm saying is, if you're the vice captain of your team, you have to man up & take some responsibility while batting. Not just leave everything on Kohli. Since 2016 he hasn't performed according to his standards.— SwingAndSeam (@swing_seam) August 8, 2018
Sir, The problem here is that bcci has banned family members after the test series started. Why special privileges to someone?— Suyash Swaroop🏏 (@sscomp32) August 8, 2018
She looks odd one out..😆😆— Vani (@Vani66100016) August 7, 2018
I just realise of Anushka Sharma being a part of #TeamIndia as well or Captain's Captain😏few days ago #BCCI were like no wives no girlfriend or family bt surly all these rules doesn't apply to Captain n his wife🙄Hypocrites😐 #ViratKohli #AnushkaSharma— P a l l a v i (@pallzie) August 8, 2018
Anushka ko troll toh karenge, if the team loses a match, as if she played the match & lost.— inder (@AnushkaDevotee) August 8, 2018
But noway we can accept her posing amongst indian team members.#MySickMentality
Now as we know that Anushka Sharma is also part of 19 member touring party Anushka Sharma can open with Murali Vijay in the next match as Dhawan is OUT OF FORM— Cricket Guru (@cricbuzz_india) August 8, 2018
No pun intended !