When contacted Shilpa explained, “I was just not prepared. It was an international platform, not some village nautanki. I had to be fully ready. And I just didn"t get time to rehearse. So I regretfully had to say no. But I"d rather not give anything less than my best when I"m representing my country."
Shilpa said she was happy to be just a spectator at the finals. “So what if my team wasn"t playing. I think I"m sporting enough to enjoy the game as just a part of the audience."