Here’s the reason why Anushka Sharma joined Team India for a photograph
A picture of Anushka Sharma posing with the Indian Cricket Team at the High Commission of India in London went viral yesterday. Not only that, Anushka was also mercilessly trolled for being a part of the picture and BCCI faced flak for sharing it on their official Twitter account.
For those who don’t know, Team India is currently in London playing their series with Team England. After the T20 matches and One day series, India and England are playing their test series. For the ongoing matches, the no WAGS (wives and girlfriends of sportsperson) rule was applied. So Anushka being a part of the photo surprised the Twitteratis.
You can check the post below:
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 7, 2018
Though Anushka was trolled for the picture, as per a source close to BCCI, there was no breaching of any protocol. The source told Hindustan Times said, “This is the norm wherever the team travels. The High Commission invites the players with their relatives and it is eventually the decision of the individuals. Even in London the players were invited along with their partners. There has been no breach of any protocol.”
The source at the Indian High Commission also told HT, “Anushka Sharma came to the reception for the Indian cricket team at the invitation of the high commissioner and his wife. The reception was hosted by the high Commissioner and his wife and not the High Commission.”
“The group photo was taken as the team were entering the house. Ajinkya Rahane may have stood at the back on his own He wasn’t asked to stand there. The reception was at the high commissioner’s residence and not at the high commission,” the source added.
So Anushka posing with the men in blue was absolutely fine.