Former Indian cricket skipper Md Azharuddin appears to have been embroiled in another romantic controversy. He is now being linked to Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta, ranked No.7 in the world in mixed doubles.There have been reports that she and Azhar have been often spotted together and were also seen coming out together from Indian coach Pullela Gopichand’s academy. To make matters worse, Sangeeta Bijlani walked out of her 14-year-old marriage to Azharuddin
Twenty-six-year-old Jwala Gutta is angry. “I am disgusted by the reports,” she told TOI in a phone interview from Hyderabad. “It possibly makes a good story but everything about it is false and baseless. How am I involved if Sangeeta has gone back to Mumbai? How does it matter to me?”
Azharuddin, now an MP from Moradabad, also pooh-poohed the reports, saying his bid for the badminton body was being given an unhealthy twist. He described Jwala as a “good friend” and the reports as “disgusting and in bad taste”.