The first lady of Indian cricket seems to be fast losing fans, even as hubby dear earns more by the day. The reason: her deteriorating style sense.
Twenty-four-year-old Sakshi, who married Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on July 4, 2010, was touted as India’s answer to international WAGs (wives and girlfriends of sport stars, known for their style quotient), but her recent dressing disasters have spoilt that status for her.
At a public event in Ranchi last week, Sakshi wore a green sari with a broad colour-block border. The outfit, designed by Masaba Gupta, and Sakshi’s unkempt hair, together drew a lot of flak. In another appearance at a BCCI function earlier this month, Sakshi wore a pink-and-white sari paired with a shimmery Nineties’ style halter neck blouse. The look was widely slammed. That’s not all. She also sported animal prints and shocking pinks and reds at several other events.
Designers say her fashion experiments are going from bad to worse. “Her dressing has sadly taken the aunty route,” says designer Preeti Kapoor. The halter neck blouse look can only be called kitty party cool,” says designer Anupama Dayal. Dev from designer duo Dev r Nil says, “Being the Indian cricket captain’s wife, Sakshi should dress in a classic way and avoid wannabe animal prints.” Another bummer is her weight gain, feel style experts. “Extra kilos, a jarring new style — it’s too much too soon,” adds Dayal. Fans, too, are disapproving. “Why does she have to wear these atrocities?” posts Usha on style blog highheelconfidential.com. “She needs a hairstylist, pronto,” writes Dipti.