Anushka has helped Kohli grow: Sunil Gavaskar
Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma is trolled after every match for her ex boyfriend Virat Kohli’s performance, and the actor wasn’t spared this time either, during the WT20 India v Australia match.
But it finally seems like cricketers have had enough of this and are standing up for the Bollywood actor. First Kohli shamed people for attacking her on social media, and now the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, former captain of the Indian cricket team, has done the same.
“All I can say is that they are frustros. I don’t have an idea of the status of their relationship. But she is a lovely girl and they looked absolutely terrific together. And she brought a lot of stability in him at a time when he was just emerging as a lynchpin of India’s batting. He himself has said that she has brought a lot of positivity in his life and career,” the former India captain told NDTV.
Virat Kohli defends Anushka Sharma against Twitter trolls
“For people to say that she was sitting in the stands and he got out. What would he get? He doesn’t get to see her if he gets out on the first ball. He can’t go out from the dressing room and meet her up over there. So, all I can say is they have no love in their lives, and therefore, they are taking it out on the poor girl, who has been there, been a support and backed him. In my opinion, she has only helped him grow as a human being and as a cricketer,” he added.
Apart from bashing the trolls, Gavaskar also gave his valued opinion on Kohli’s superb batting skills, saying, ”He played cricketing shots (during his unbeaten 82 in India’s 161-run chase against Australia in Mohali to enter the last-four stage of World T20) and there was no wild slogging.”
“The drives were absolutely breathtaking. Everything was so right about those shots. Also he has got the priceless gift of power and timing. And he plays correct cricket. He showed that you don’t have to play slam bang cricket in T20. You don’t have to look to hit the sixes. Four boundaries in an over he hit and then run brilliantly between the wickets and you got your 20 runs in an over,” he proudly stated.
Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli part ways
When asked if Kohli could get as much love as Tendulkar in India, Gavaskar replied, “Yes, he is winning matches for India. He is pulling India out of tough situations. And the way he is playing the game…very attractively. So no surprise that he is getting the adulation and admiration of not just the Indian cricket loving public but just about everybody world around.”
And the great cricketer believes that the young batsman can get even better!
“A batsman’s peak year is from the period between 26 to 33. And he is only 27, so for the next 7-8 years…my sincere advice to bowlers is either take up wicket keeping or batting,” he quipped.