Team India Manager: 'Our Culture Does Not Allow Girlfriends on Tour'

Taking the moral police route to explain Virat Kohli's slump in form in England, manager of the team for the Test series, Sunil Dev, says he could not object to the Anushka Sharma's presence as Kohli had got permission from BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel.

updated: August 22, 2014 23:53 IST
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Anushka and Virat were spotted together during India's tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

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Defeat is never a pleasant experience and quite predictably blame games have begun after India's humiliation in the five-Test series against England. (Also read: BCCI in no hurry to sack Fletcher)

In a swift move a couple of days ago, the BCCI appointed Ravi Shastri as the Team Director for the remainder of the tour and sent the fielding and bowling coaches on leave. This decision has virtually put chief coach Duncan Fletcher on notice. Thereafter, the focus has now shifted to players and all those, who accompanied them during the series. (When Dhoni chose to skip practice)

It has emerged that actress Anushka Sharma giving company to Virat Kohli did not go down too well with the manager of the Indian Test side, Sunil Dev. On returning to his hometown Delhi yesterday, Dev told mid-day that he wasn't too happy with the actress' presence.

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