Ever since Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma started dating, Indian cricket fans have been kind of cold to the actress. They attributed any poor performance of Kohli’s to Anushka’s presence and have harassed her on social media relentlessly for the same. So much so, that Virat has had to time and again come in defence of his lady love.
The couple is happily married now and while they are hailed as one of the best celeb couples in town, Anushka still gets her fair share of trolling from the bhakts.
Having the success they do in their chosen professions, we can imagine how difficult navigating their schedules might be. Yet, they find every opportunity they can to make sure they are always there for the other person. Like the time Anushka was cheering for Virat while getting ready for a shoot.
Also, whenever possible, Anushka becomes the perfect cricketer wife, travelling with Virat and team during their matches.
And this is one such case where she is with Virat in London for team India’s test series against England. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) barred other girlfriends and wives of the team from accompanying them until the end of the third test match, Anushka and Virat seem to have been exempted from this.
In fact, the official Twitter handle of the BCCI posted a pic of the team at the High Commission of India in London, where Anushka can be seen right at the centre.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 7, 2018
Her presence in the picture is bringing in a lot of mixed reactions from the Twitterati as some believe she is being given special treatment:
1. And it begins.
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
2. Every day is a honeymoon if you are in love, my friend.
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
3. You never know, she just might be.
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
4. Fair point.
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
5. Oooh… Congrats?
Ye Anushka BCCI ki chairman bangai kya🤔😂
— abdullahkunda🇮🇳 (@abdullahkunda) August 7, 2018
6. Calm down, people.
Who is this new team india squad member in green? The actual players arent to be even seen properly but an actress who has nothing to do with criket is in the front! Wow.
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) August 8, 2018
7. And the mystery is solved. I guess…
— VIRAT KOHLI 😍FANGIRL 😍 (@prakathiram) August 8, 2018
8. Well said.
Because unlike the others, Anushka Sharma's only identity is not "Virat Kohli's wife", she is an ambassador for Indian Cinema in the foreign countries his hubby travels to play Cricket, you guys seem to forget that. It's not a BCCI team meeting anyway.
— Mamta Ka Sagar (@SastaLoha) August 8, 2018
So what do you think? Is it really as such big a deal?