A photo recently posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of the Indian cricket team visiting the Indian High Commission in London, created a huge uproar on social media with Aunushka Sharma being the centre of the controversy.
Team India, who are currently in the middle of their Test series against England, posed with the members of the High Commission a couple of days before their second Test against England at Lord's. While the photo had the all Indian cricket team players and support staff, as well as the members of the High Commission, skipper Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma was also seen posing for the team picture, as he stood near Kohli in the centre of the picture.
This controversy comes in the wake of BCCI recently banning WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of players during the ongoing England tour. BCCI before the start of the Test series confirmed that the WAGs of any of the players will be given only 14 days to accompany their partners and that will be after the first three Tests.
Given the situation, Anushka Sharma's presence didn't go down well with the fans and it caused many Netizen's to question the national body's indifferent treatment towards WAGs of other players'. Rohit Sharma, who was left out from the Test squad after his poor run of form, was seen liking a tweet where a user took a dig at the BCCI.
However, as per BCCI’s latest rule, WAGs will only be allowed to be with the cricketers for 14 days during the entire UK tour. While it’s up to the couple on how they decide to choose it.
Interestingly, Rohit's next like is a tweet calling for his inclusion in the Test squad. "Rohit Sharma averages 58.19, batting at no 6 in tests. That is more than any batsman playing currently in the world," the tweet read.
After so much the anticipation and build-up, the incessant rains forced an entire opening day of the Lord's Test to get washed out. The venue hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the visitors. If India are to win the second Test, then skipper Virat Kohli will have to do what only two Indians managed before him. India have played 17 matches so far at the legendary stadium, winning two, drawing four and losing 13. But in the past, only Kapil Dev (1986) and MS Dhoni (2014) have guided the team to success at Lord's.
In order for Kohli to become the third Indian skipper to win a Test at Lord's, he must get his team selection right. He and the Indian team management dropped Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara for the first Test, and paid heavy price as his replacement, KL Rahul, and other batters struggled