It is no doubt that cricket is the most-followed sport in India. Countless people from every nook and corner of the country watch the sport. Almost everyone has their favourite players. Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra revealed her favourite cricketers. She has a connection with the bat-ball game and has been a massive fan of the sport.
While appearing on Nerolac Cricket Live, she opened up that her uncle had been a Ranji player and she would often go to the stands to watch games with her father. “My father used to love cricket. So, whenever there was a tournament, we would watch it together.
If I used to get up from my seat during the match, and an Indian player hit a six, I was made to keep standing for some time. Cricket was a big thing at my place. My uncle has played Ranji cricket so it’s kind of a mad cricket-loving family,” she said.
Speaking to Star Sports, Priyanka named Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as her current favourite cricketers. In fact, she knows both of them personally too.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone reveals her all-time favourite cricketer
Deepika Padukone’s love for cricket is known to everyone. She has turned up to the stadium to watch international, as well as, IPL fixtures in India. Earlier, in an interview, she was asked about her all-time favourite Indian cricketer. To which, she said: “Rahul Dravid”.
The Bollywood actress also explained the reason behind the same. “My all-time favourite cricketer is Rahul Dravid. A lot of my idols are not what they have done in the sport and the game, but how they have conducted themselves outside. For me, he is somebody I have admired and looked up to, and he is from Bangalore.”
“How much we focus on our physical strength — our mental strength and mental endurance — is equally important, if not more. At times you feel your body is not keeping up with the mind. I think sometimes it’s the mind that takes over — and nurturing that is very important.
A young athlete will figure that along the way, but they should pay attention to that — the grit, courage, determination and spirit is important,” said Deepika Padukone, on Star Sports’ pre-show Nerolac Cricket Live.
Bollywood star Sunny Leone reveals her favourite cricketer
During a question and answer session on Twitter, the actress was asked about her favourite team and cricketer. To which, she responded: “favourite team is obviously India and player – Dhoni #AskSunny”
Katrina Kaif reveals her favourite cricketer
Countless people across India and from other countries admire Katrina Kaif as an actor but only very few know about her favourite cricketer.
The Bollywood actress has been seen in a lot of international games in various stadiums. In fact, she used to support the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) earlier. She recently confessed that veteran cricketer Rahul Dravid is her favourite.
“I like Rahul Dravid, who I believe is a true gentleman… He never seems to get upset, angry or hyper. Having said that I have never spoken more than three words with him. He is very shy,” Cricket Country quoted Katrina Kaif as saying.
Rahul Dravid, one of India’s greatest batsmen of all time, is known not only for his batting but also for his composure in cricket. People run short of adjectives and superlatives to describe Rahul Dravid in one word, such is the greatness of the man, who unconditionally stayed as “The Wall” guarding Indian cricket.
Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed Rahul Dravid as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. Meanwhile, fans are hopeful that Team India would go on to win major titles in the future.