Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now

You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Not the perfect photo-op! Some frames that kicked up a storm like Anushka's Team India pic

A picture can speak a thousand words, & then the internet can add a couple more.

, ET Bureau|
Aug 17, 2018, 12.50 PM IST
The BCCI was stumped after facing a backlash over actress Anushka Sharma posing for an official photo with Team India. A look at other pictures that hit everyone for a six.

A picture can speak a thousand words — and then the internet can add a couple thousand more. These are the pictures that have created a storm in the recent past:

Sunil Gavaskar and Vijay Mallya
Last year, a picture of Sunil Gavaskar with disgraced businessman Vijay Mallya during the Champions Trophy in England started to do the rounds.


While social media was abuzz, the former cricketer brushed off the incident saying, “Vijay is a friend, so if a picture of me with him was circulated, it didn’t bother me at all.”

Satya Nadella and Narendra Modi
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was caught brushing his hands after a handshake with PM Narendra Modi at a Digital India dinner during the PM’s visit to Silicon Valley.


While many on the internet jumped to the conclusion that Nadella was wiping his hands after the handshake, others put it down to sweaty palms — a sign of social anxiety.

Mesut Ozil and President Erdogan
When German footballer of Turkish descent Mesut Ozil posted a picture with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, little did he know the drama it would cause. The picture caused outrage during the World Cup, with many questioning Ozil’s loyalty to Germany.


The noise surrounding this picture was so strong, that Ozil released a statement where he said that he had two hearts — one German and one Turkish — and insisted that the picture had “no political intentions”. Ozil has since quit the German national side.

Sophie Trudeau and Jaspal Atwal
At first, one thought the biggest problem about the Trudeaus’ India trip in February was their overthe-top attire. But it turns out that taking a picture with a man convicted of attempted murderer can top that.


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie, was clicked with Jaspal Atwal, who was convicted of trying to kill an Indian cabinet minister in 1986. Sophie addressed the issue by saying, “So I stand there with all my presence and I take a picture with pleasure, then something shocking comes along. That’s life, right?"

Narendra Modi and Nirav Modi
Earlier in the year, a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) photo op at Davos created quite a stir. The picture had PM Narendra Modi sharing frame with on-the-run diamantaire Nirav Modi.


Also present was CII President Shobana Kamineni (also, EVC, Apollo Hospitals). When asked about the infamous picture, Kamineni told ETPanache, “I don’t even know him [Nirav]. He is not even a CII member. He is a Davos member and was present in the picture.

It is unfortunate that the picture got highlighted for all the wrong reasons, and not the good work that the Indian industry is doing.”

BCCI Awards: Virat Bags Polly Umrigar Trophy As Anushka Cheers On, Harmanpreet Kaur Wins Bi...

of 7
Play Slideshow

Winners Take It All

13 Jun, 2018
The annual BCCI awards night was a star-studded one, seeing crickerts from generation get together for the event. Kohli, Jalaj Saxena, Parvez Rasool, Krunal Pandya, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana were among the sports stars feted for their consistent performances. Former players Anshuman Gaekwad and Sudha Shah received the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award. The function was also attended by the Afghanistan national team which will take on India in their first ever Test match.

Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also Read

Cricket: Team India needs a new approach in T20s

Gavaskar not happy with Team India's treatment of Ashwin

Oppo to be replaced by Byju's on Team India jersey

Mayank Agarwal to join Team India in Leeds on Wednesday

BCCI retains Ravi Shastri as team India's head coach

Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Popular Categories

Other useful Links

Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service