Azharuddin denies affair with Jwala Gutta

Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin called a press conference and reportedly denies link-up with 26 yr old badminton champ Jwala Gutta. Azhar in his defense said, “She is a good friend”. Jwala’s father Kranti also denied the rumor, he said, “It is all baseless allegations. The media is interested in her personal life but not about her achievements even if she made remarkable progress in the mixed and women’s doubles ranking”.

Jwala’s husband Chetan Anand who is also a badminton star was not available for any comments. According to reports, Jwala and Anand were not staying together for the last six months. Jwala was even missing from Anand's 30th birthday celebration.

It was also rumored that Azhar is all set to divorce his wife Sangeeta Bijlani. But the cricketer refuted the rumor saying that it was all false and fabricated, “These reports are completely rubbish, baseless and are in bad taste,” said Azhar.

Azhar said he was deeply hurt by all those false allegations. “I know Jwala, she is a good friend of mine and to write such reports which are completely false and fabricated is disgusting,”he said.

He blamed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for spreading such rumors. “These are planted stories and motivated by people, who are against me in the Badminton Association of India,” he added.