Cricketers, just like any other normal human beings, have similar kinds of feelings and sugar rushes. While it is true that Indians idolize their cricketing superstars as demigods but the truth is that they are as much humans as rest of us. Stumpsandbails brings out to you five Indian cricketers and their Hollywood crushes.
Kl Rahul- Scarlett Johansson
This newly designated Indian white-ball vice-captain, KL Rahul is surely on a roll. He has aced all the roles which have been assigned to him. He was the chosen number 4 batsman for India in the Cricket World Cup in 2019. He later took on the mantle of opening the innings in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence. While at the start of the year he assumed the role of a finisher along with taking up the wicket-keeping duties. There is nothing that KL Rahul can’t do nowadays. So it quite interesting to know the choice which he has off-field. His admiration for Hollywood beauty, Scarlett Johansson hasn’t gone unnoticed. We must say this black widow has cast her spell on one of India’s most eligible bachelors.
Rohit Sharma- Megan Fox and Blake Lively
Rohit “Hitman” Sharma is known to score big on the field. He has a penchant for delivering on big stages. He is the only captain in the history of IPL to have won 5 IPL titles. His choices have defined the man he is. Be it on the field, be it off-field, Rohit Sharma is a man for all seasons. He wears his talent light on his sleeves. Rohit Sharma just like many of us has an eye for beauty too. His taste reflects in his choice of Hollywood crushes. And just as you would have thought it to be, Rohit has had a crush on two Hollywood divas- Megan Fox and Blake Lively
Suresh Raina- Jessica Alba
Southpaw Suresh Raina retired from all forms of international cricket recently. Tributes poured in up, close, and personal for this pocket-sized dynamo. He was one of the unsung heroes of India’s World Cup-winning campaign in 2011. He combined forces with Mahendra Singh Dhoni to either chase down a total or post a sizeable score on board. Not to forget that he has a charming personality too. Suresh Raina once candidly confessed that he had a crush on Jessica Alba for the longest time.
Shreyas Iyer- Scarlett Johansson
Shreyas Iyer is one of those new generation cricketers who has made all the right moves in the past 2 years. He has showcased style and panache in equal measure. His cool demeanour and attitude make the girls go weak on their knees. But there is one lady who has caught Shreyas Iyer’s attention. And she is none other than Avengers superwoman Scarlett Johansson. She surely has got the “Men in Blue” fixated.
Virat Kohli- Penelope Cruz
Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli is probably the busiest and in-demand player in the world. He is a fine ambassador for the game whose every move is dissected closely by the media and fans alike. But credit to Kohli that he still keeps his interviews candid and lets his personality flow through. In one of his early interviews, Virat Kohli admitted that he once had a huge crush on Penelope Cruz.