There has always been a strong connection between Bollywood and Cricket, right from the old days to the modern era of the game.
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), Bollywood actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta are the owners of the teams which has given Cricket and the film industry a whole new link-up.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who made her debut back in 2007 with Om Shanti Om also has had a good rapport with the cricketers. Infact, the gorgeous diva has been the ardent follower of the game and has been seen supporting Team India during International matches.
She was once also the Brand Ambassador of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) frachise in the IPL.
Recently during a shoot, Deepika also revealed the name of her favourite cricketer.
According to an entertainment portal, Deepika spoke about it when she was shooting for an episode of Vogue BFF’s with her sister Anisha.
And Deepika’s favourite cricketer is…
Deepika has revealed that the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is her favourite cricketer. She admitted that she is a big fan of Mahi.
Also, Dhoni and Deepika were earlier rumoured to be dating each other. There were even reports that Dhoni, who got popular for his long hairstyle had cut his tresses just because of Deepika. In the inaugural IPL opening ceremony, the Badshah Shah Rukh Khan was also seen teasing Dhoni about this. Dhoni had a wide smile on his face back then.
However, neither the charismatic Dhoni nor the stunning Deepika has ever accepted it.