No matter how bizarre it may sound but it is actually true that if you search for Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan’s wife on Google, actress Anushka Sharma’s name will appear.
This is a known fact to everyone that Anushka Sharma is cricketer Virat Kohli’s wife. So, why does her name appear if you look for Rashid Khan’s wife on Google? Here are the details.
Who is Rashid Khan? And why his wife names appear to be Anushka Sharma
Rashid Khan is an Afghan cricketer and the current vice-captain of his team. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Afghanistan’s first-ever Test match against India in June 2018. Rashid, a year later, led the team in the one-off Test against Bangladesh. Also, he became the youngest cricketer to captain a Test match side at the age of 20.
If you type ‘Rashid Khan wife’ on the Google search bar, Anushka Sharma’s name appears first in the results page. After her name on the page, a short bio of Rashid is written followed by his marital status that reads, ‘Married’. Wife’s name is written as Anushka Sharma. As for the Marriage Date column, her wedding date with Virat Kohli is mentioned on December 11, 2017.
It so happened that Rashid was asked to name his favourite Bollywood actresses during an Instagram chat session with his fans and followers in 2018. In response to the question, Rashid named Anushka Sharma and Preity Zinta. Thereafter, Rashid Khan trended furiously as news outlets reported Anushka Sharma as his favourite actress, as mentioned by him. That’s the connection between Rashid Khan and Anushka Sharma. That’s it. Ever since those incessant headlines of Anushka being Rashid Khan’s favourite actress, Google has been showing Anushka Sharma as Rashid Khan’s wife.
However, Anushka Sharma is not Rashid Khan’s wife as depicted by Google. In fact, Rashid Khan is not married and asked about it, said during an interview in July, that he will “get engaged and married once Afghanistan wins the cricket World Cup”.