Ex-cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin may have hit headlines recently for expressing a desire to coach Team India, but gossip mills are also abuzz with the former Indian skipper’s close friendship with Delhi-based American expat, Shannon Marie Talwar.
Celebrity news blog fashionscandal.com has published these undated photos of Azhar holidaying in Paris with the woman who, besides being a certified teacher of ‘transformational yoga’, also runs a clothing brand in Noida and is frequently seen in the Delhi social circuit.
A sitting MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Mohammad Azharuddin did not respond to our messages for a comment on the rumours about his friendship with Shannon Marie. The latter, when contacted, said, “Yes I’m friends with Azhar. I have lots of friends, and I don’t have to explain the nature of my friendship to you.” However, she called back again and claimed that the photos are morphed and that the two never went on a holiday. HT City could not independently verify the authenticity of the photos.
(With inputs from Neha Sharma)