In India, cricket is much more than just a sport; it’s more like a religion for the masses. The fans of Indian cricketers always keep track of their favourite players through the help of social media, but in the digital age, this tends to create a big problem.
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Along with players, their wives also come into the limelight sometimes, and that too for all the wrong reasons. In the past couple of years, people have been debating if the wives of Indian cricketers should travel with them on various tours.
There has been a big controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma when fans trolled her, called her back luck for the Indian team. Incidents such as these are not very pleasant, but it all happens. Apart from these, the wives of Indian cricketers have been creating headlines for some time now.
Here are three times when wives of Indian cricketers got embroiled in controversies:
3) Mohammed Shami’s wife, Hasin Jahan
The wife of Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, Hasin Jahan rocked the cricketing fraternity in March 2018 when she accused Shami of having an extra-marital affair.
Jahan subsequently filed an FIR in a police station in Kolkata against Shami and some of his family members, on the grounds of domestic violence, attempt to murder, and other serious claims. She later shared screenshots of Shami’s chats with other women on Facebook.
“You can ask the neighbours how they (Shami’s family) behaved with me. I was silent because he has been asking for a divorce for two years. He has been torturing me, he tried everything to make me leave him,” said Jahan in one of her interviews.
Shami later responded by saying that it was all a conspiracy against him, a plot to defame him. His wife got embroiled in controversy, and now the couple is currently engaged in a legal battle.