“It’s been really distressing for all of us. It is a sensitive issue so we can’t really talk much about it. It’s been heartbreaking because we treat the team like our family, so it comes as a shock,” says Shilpa. The three players accused of spot-fixing so far — S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — all belong to Shetty’s team.
The actor also spoke up on why her team preferred to stay away from expressing their opinions publicly. “None of us have spoken because we’re still recovering from it. There is a lot of work that is underway. But as a franchise, we have zero tolerance for corruption, and anything that takes away from the sanctity of the team will not be tolerated by us. We always went to the field with the intention of wanting to win. We were in it to win it,” she added.