Cricket and Bollywood are two of the most popular sources of entertainment in India and they have time and again been linked to each other. Be it love affairs or admiration, they have come together many times to give rise to topics of gossip for the masses. While the cricket-enthusiasts are currently immersed in Indian Premier League (IPL) fever, Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif has revealed her favourite cricketer. Most of the current day actresses are known to have a soft-corner for MS Dhoni or India captain Virat Kohli in their hearts but surprising all, Katrina took the name of Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) predecessor, Rahul Dravid, as her most favourite cricketer. READ: Rahul Dravid is easy to chat to, says Sam Billings
Katrina told MensXP, “I like Rahul Dravid, who I believe is a true gentleman… He never seems to get upset, angry or hyper and having said that I have never spoken more than three words with him. He is very shy.” Earlier, Katrina was the face of RCB for a long time since the inaugural season. She was among those celebrities who would regularly turn up for the matches of the franchises they were a part of. Later, she was also linked to Vijay Mallya’s son Siddharth Mallya, rumoured to be in a love relationship with him.
Rahul Dravid, lovingly called ‘The Wall’, led RCB in the inaugural season. Though the team could win only four matches in the tournament, Dravid performed well, scoring over 300 runs. Later, he joined Rajasthan Royals (RR) in 2011 and led the side to the final of Champions League T20 in 2013.