Now when everyone is after the BCCI for allowing Anushka Sharma to accompany Virat Kohli In England, a BCCI official has made it clear on why BCCI allowed her. He stated that Kohli and Anhushka Sharma are going to marry soon and this is why Anushka was allowed. Earlier the team management was shocked after the BCCI granted the permission to Anushka Sharma to accompany Kohli. Wives of Indian cricketers have accompanied their husband in the past but Girl friends doing the same have been very rare in Indian cricket.
Also, the BCCI official stated that the team management were told about this. But the shocking part is why Sunil Dev made such a statement earlier in the day.
The board had earlier assumed that the media won’t come to know about her presence but BCCI also banked on Kohli to handle the situation perfectly if somehow media comes to know about this and not to behave in his normal agressive manner. The team management was also given the same logic when they asked about this.
But the BCCI official also added that cricket is much different from football and a match lasts longer and the off field activities do play a part. He added that when a player somewhere has on the back of his mind about picking and dropping friends, this will affect his on filed performance. This is what many of the cricketing world are trying to impress about Virat Kohli.
Kohli though has shown signs of returning back to form, or may be it’s a case of change of formats after he brought up his half century against Middlesex in a warm up game. He scored a fluent 71 of just 75 balls and apart from him only Ambati Rayudu could make a significant contribution , with him scoring 72 of 96 balls. India were bundled out for 230 runs.