London: The Indian cricket team, which is currently in England, visited the high commission of India in London on Tuesday.

Led by Virat Kohli, Team India posed for a photograph with the Indian diplomats in the UK. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted the photo on their official Twitter account on Wednesday, only to invite the wrath of millions of netizens.

The photograph shows the Indian cricket team posing with members of the support staff and Indian diplomats. From the captain to the coach, everyone is seen neatly dressed in matching attire.

What evoked fury among people was the presence of Anushka Sharma, leading Bollywood actress and Virat Kohli’s wife. Sharma stood in the middle of the photograph, looking stunning in Indian attire – yet sticking out like a sore thumb among the team.

Twitterati exploded as they questioned Sharma’s presence in the photograph – which was supposed to be a formal meet-and-greet involving the cricket team and the officials. People also wondered why she was the only spouse present in the photograph and many deemed it unfair.

Here's what a few Twitter users had to say: 


It may be noted that the BCCI had asked the wives and girlfriends of the Indian cricketers to stay away till the first two Tests. According to the board's new rule,  a 14-day window was provided to the WAGs to stay with their star husbands and boyfriends, after the start of a tour. But the captain's wife seems to be an exception! 

India will play the second Test of the series against England, starting from on Thursday at the Lord's.