Suspended Rajasthan Royals co-owner expresses gratitude to his actor-wife while stressing her sorry state
Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra, while pleading innocence over betting allegations in the Indian Premier League, has revealed that he feels sorry for his actor-wife Shilpa Shetty.
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Raj Kundra with wife Shilpa Shetty
Alongwith Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals were suspended for two years by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee.
Kundra has been banned for life from taking part in any form of cricketing activity under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) banner.
In a chat with Rajdeep Sardesai on India Today channel yesterday, Kundra said: "She (Shilpa) is a hardcore, passionate Rajasthan Royals fan. If you have ever watched any of the matches, or when the camera is on her, you see her jumping up and down and dancing when we win. It (the two-year suspension) is heartbreaking for her.
Kundra married Shetty on November 22, 2009 and they have a three-year-old son. "It's been really difficult for us. Yet, she is a great pillar of strength and a support for me. I feel very sorry for what she is going through as well," said Kundra.
He elaborated on his upheavals: "She always says, 'Raj, I got you to live in India, you've moved here and look what you've gone through..."