Bollywood and Cricket are the two different things which are inseparable in India.
From teenagers to senior citizens, cricket is the main course for any gossip or discourse. And the one favourite topic is “the favourite cricketer of a celebrity”.
Days after Bollywood actress Sunny Leone named MS Dhoni as her favourite, it is reported that Alia Bhatt too has a favourite cricketer.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Alia was quoted as saying, “I may not know the ‘B’ of bowling or batting, but I understand that if an India’s match is on, everyone has to sit in front of a television, not change the [seating] position [if the match is at a critical stage] and just keep cheering on. I didn’t follow the entire season of IPL but when Mumbai Indians won, I was really happy and felt great. So, I am the best cheerleader (smiles).”
At the same time, the diva also shared that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is her favourite and she also likes the batting of Shikhar Dhawan.
“I might not know a lot [about cricket] but I am not that clueless too. Virat is a favourite as he is the captain too. I guess we all love him. I also like Shikhar Dhawan,” Alia added.
It is not the first time that Alia has heaped praises for Virat, earlier during an interview with India Today in September 2015, when she was asked about the best looking Indian sportsman she then said, “Is that even a question? Virat Kohli! With his bat speaking volumes of his ability, this 24-year-old, 5’9” outstanding performer has outnumbered a lot of rivals with his looks. The bad boy charm has cast a spell on the womenfolk, and he certainly features in the list of the top 10 most handsome cricketers.”