‘Said it in jest’: Farokh Engineer does U-turn over Anushka Sharma comment - Report

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Author 2019-11-01 01:20:39

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Former India cricketer Farokh Engineer made a U-turn after his comments regarding national selectors and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma created huge uproar in the country. Engineer, in an interview to Times of India, had slammed the current Indian selection committee and went on to say that he had seen them serve tea to Anushka during the 2019 ICC World Cup.

After Anushka and chief selector MSK Prasad hit out at Engineer for his remarks, the former India wicket-keeper tried to douse the fire by retracting his comments. In an interview to a TV news channel, Engineer said he made those comment in the jest of moment.

“I just said it in a jest and it’s being made a mountain out of a molehill,” Engineer was quoted as saying by Republic TV. “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.”

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