We bet you remember the viral picture of cricketer Virat Kohli staring at IPL anchor Archana Vijaya’s legs that took the internet by storm. And even though, much was said about the same, Vijaya did not react to it. But now, one of the most celebrated female cricket presenters in India has finally reacted on the picture. Here’s what she said.
While derogatory things were being said about the Indian Captain on social media, Archana Vijaya has finally reacted on the picture, saying that she is very angry at how the picture has been projected. The 28-year-old anchor said that the cricketer was only trying to cheat from the cue card during the rapid fire. She said –
‘My first thought was: Oh my God, are people trying that hard to make headlines? Are people so starved to bring people down?… We were playing a round of rapid fire and the poor guy was just trying to cheat by looking at the cue card. It was the cue card he was looking at.’
According to a report by India Today, Archana said that Virat Kohli had such a remarkable growth as a cricketer, and that everybody admires his discipline. She said that she was there when Virat made his debut and they share a very comfortable rapport. She said –
‘I was there when Virat made his debut. And we share that rapport, that camaraderie. When he saw me, he asked, ‘Dude, where were you last year? Welcome back!’ That’s the sort of ease we have.’
She took a step back from the T20 coverage to oversee her growing business, and returned after a year to the same world. And Twitter was abuzz with her comeback. But media surrounded her after the delightful moment with the cricketer turned sour.