BY ANUJ RADIA

Ankit Tiwari’s father RK Tiwari has filed a complaint against cricketer Vinod Kambli’s wife for getting allegedly punched by her at a mall yesterday.

ANI tweeted it stating, “Mumbai: Singer Ankit Tiwari’s father RK Tiwari filed a police complaint at Bangur Nagar Police Station yesterday alleging he was punched by the wife of cricketer Vinod Kambli in a mall.”

When Vinod Kambli was asked about it by a Mumbai-based tabloid, he said, “We were at the Game Zone in the mall around 3 pm when my wife caught hold of an old man’s hand.

He had deliberately brushed his hand against her and when she caught him in the act, he pushed her away. Minutes later when we were at the food court, two men, who we assume were the man’s sons, tried to attack my wife. When I told them to back off, they told me, ‘You don’t know who we are’.”

While Andrea recalled the incident and shared, “I was playing with my children when this guy took the opportunity to rub his hand against me. Maybe he thought nothing would happen because it was crowded.

When I caught his hand, I was surprised to see this old man. He appeared embarrassed because I had caught him red-handed. He appeared scared, and said something in Hindi, on the lines that ‘I cannot do something like this’.”

She further said, “The inappropriate touching ka zamaana is over. Such things should be dealt with strictly.”

While Ankur Tiwari shared their side of the story, “My father, a retired bank employee, had accompanied my daughter to the Game Zone. My father told me he spotted Vinod Kambli there, and as he was walking past a woman, he blacked out.”

He further said, “My father was disoriented after the attack. He couldn’t believe he had been punched, and that a woman was screaming, accusing him of brushing his hand against her. I asked my father to identify the woman, and we realised she was Kambli’s wife.”

Ankur added, “I told them I wanted to speak with them, but they pushed me and hurled abuses. Kambli’s wife removed her sandal and threatened to hit me with it.”