Anushka Sharma Says She Is Not Crazy For Cricket
Bollywood starlet Anushka Sharma openly admits that she is not a cricket fan. The actress who will be seen playing a key role in new movie Patiala House which is based around the game maintains that she watched the cricket world cup when she was in class 10.
Anushka was quoted as saying, "I know nothing about cricket.”
“I still don’t know why I was watching it. But there was something that had me hooked on to it. I watched every match and read up all the details. And after that World Cup, I didn’t ever switch on the TV to watch a cricket match. But I wouldn’t run in the opposite direction if my father or brother were watching it.”
The hottie also added that she is not sure if she will watch the upcoming world cup in stadium or not.
She said, “Any sport becomes fascinating when you watch it live, in a packed stadium with hundreds and thousands of spectators cheering for different teams and players. I don’t mind watching any game for that matter, even if I know very little about it.”
Talking about her father and brother’s fascination for the game, the actress added, “They won’t move from their seats, sometimes keeping their postures constant because they think if they change it, a key player will get out. My brother and his friends don’t entertain anyone in the room if team India goes through a grim situation during the match.”
Meanwhile, Anushka had a difficult time recognising the cricketers on the sets of Patiala House. “Herschelle Gibbs and Andrew Symonds were in the news then. So, I recalled their faces clearly. But I couldn’t identify the others,” recalls Sharma.
“But I didn’t let anyone know that I was poor with cricket. If Akshay (co-star Kumar) introduced me to one of them, I would smile and nod as if I had their match statistics running at the back of my mind. The minute Akshay turned around; I would ask Nikhil (director Advani) to tell me who had I spoken to or shaken hands with just then.”