Anushka has helped Virat grow as a cricketer: Sunil Gavaskar


WEB DESK:  After Virat Kohli, legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has also supported Anushka Sharma and has raised the voice against all the trolling that fans do right after Virat’s every match.

“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.

“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.

anushkaApart 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.

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.”

Sunil 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.