He said she was spotted being served tea in the box during the 2019 ICC World Cup.
It was last month when Engineer made a comment about Anushka that she was seen getting preferential treatment from the selectors. Now her husband has finally opened up about the controversy for the first time.
Kohli asked Shastri's critics to face the fast bowlers with "courage" and "without helmet" like the former cricketer and then come for a debate.
Kohli brushed aside the allegations and said that Anushka is someone who has achieved success on her own and it is not her nature to break professional protocols. "So Basu sir (Shanker Basu) told me, 'tonight, you can afford to eat anything you like, ' but even then I ordered - and I was eating meat that time - I ordered a chicken burger, I took off the top bun - I couldn't stop myself - I said, okay, one piece of bread is okay, not two, but then I had a big plate of fries and then I had a chocolate shake along with that, because I knew, my body needs it", Virat Kohli said during the interview. "Either of us doesn't interfere in it".
Anushka was also accused of interfering in team meetings that allegedly impacted the selection process of players in the national team.
"When the lies are spoken so much all around, they start becoming truths. So, you need to speak up at some stage and that's exactly what happened recently", Kohli continued. My friend, My confidante, My one true love. As I said, she is known, she's been successful at a very high level so when people take her name, it gets noticed.
"You want to mention something about the selectors do that, but why join her name with it".