Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin, Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh and most recently Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli – The bond between Bollywood and cricket is very old in India. And now India’s women team’s star opener Smriti Mandhana has also revealed the Bollywood actor she would like to go on a date with.
‘Want to date Hrithik Roshan:
The 20-year old has revealed she would like to date none other than Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan. The left-handed batswoman, who had hogged the limelight after her stunning performance in the first two games of this year’s World Cup, revealed her pick during an event organised by India Today. Mandhana also revealed Arijit Singh is her favourite singer.
Jhulan and Krishnamurthy also reveal their choice:
The event was also attended by Mandhana’s teammate Veda Krishnamurthy and Jhulan Goswami.
Jhulan, who is the leading wicket-taker in ODIs, said that she would like to date a Hollywood actor than a Bollywood actor.
Krishnamurthy, on the other hand, revealed that she would like to date Bollywood star Ranveer Singh.
Meanwhile, Jhulan and Mandhana further hailed BCCI’s attempt to promote women’s cricket in the last few years and hoped that the board would start an IPL-like tournament for the women also.
“BCCI has been promoting cricket in a much better way over the last four-five years. When I started playing cricket, there was nothing but now they have done a lot even in the grassroots level,” Jhulan said at India Today Mind Rocks.
“Women’s IPL will be a great thing. The domestic players will get to play with the international stars. I’m sure BCCI will think about it,” said Mandhana.