Team India have impressed so far in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, and fan-favourite Virat Kohli has been at the heart of the performances. But, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has heaped praise for veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying the former Indian skipper is his most favourite cricketer.
“My mother and I, we like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. I feel he is a very good teacher, he is a great thinker. My mom will be very happy that I have taken his name, I think he is very inspiring, sorted and a planner,” Hrithik said while promoting his upcoming film “Super 30” on Star Sports Philips Hue Cricket Live.
Hrithik, who made his Bollywood debut back in 2000 with ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’, also shared some memories from the India-England match in the 2011 World Cup. The match was played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore where both teams ended on 338 to yield a tie.
“I remember I had planned to go and watch the game in the stadium but due to some last minute work I could not make it, but after finishing my work I watched the last over in my house with my family and we really enjoyed the great victory,” he mentioned.
Hrithik also went down the memory lane when he was shooting for ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, and an India-England match was underway. To his delight, India came out victorious that time and he also sounded confident about the Men in Blue’s win at Edgbaston. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as Eoin Morgan-led England defeated Virat Kohli & Co. by 31 runs in their must-win game.
“During Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Shahrukh and I were in a car. We were hearing the commentary of a match, and co-incidence was, it was an India-England match. That match India had won, and today also India will win,” the veteran actor added.
India is currently competing with Bangladesh in Birmingham and has posted 314/9 on the board, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s fourth century in the tournament.