Actress Anushka Sharma is married to the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, arguably one of the most successful cricketers India has ever had. She’s often seen cheering her husband from inside the ground both during his international commitments and the IPL matches.
But that doesn’t mean that the famous Bollywood actress has also become knowledgeable in a game, which has been India’s national obsession for many years now. She was tested on Sony TV’s famous reality show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday night.
Anushka had appeared with a social worker Sudha on the reality show, where Bachchan asked her, “Which of these four was introduced for the first time in IPL in 2018?” The options included runner, Duckworth Lewis, DRS and Led Stumps.
One would have expected Anushka to at least know about all these cricketing terminologies. But she shocked everyone by publicly confessing that she had never heard of the term runner in cricket. She said, “Sir, I don’t even know what the first option (runner) is all about. We should use our lifeline.” She then took the audience poll, which said that the correct answer was the DRS also known as Decision Review System.
Later, Bachchan informed her that a runner was needed when a batsman sustains injuries and is unable to run between the wickets during the course of a game.
Her embarrassment did not end here. Just when Bachchan was asking the question on cricket, Anushka confidently told the social worker, who she was accompanying on the show, that her husband was a cricketer and she had to watch the match to see him. To which Bachchan said, “Just to see him (Virat Kohli)?” “No sir, for the country,” replied Anushka.
Bachchan continued, “I’ve been watching everything that happens on the TV. I also see how you give flying kisses.” This left Anushka blushing.
After social worker Sudha won Rs 25 lakh, Bachchan informed her that he was now going to transfer the money using the electronic transfer system. While typing the amount, Bachchan asked Anushka how many zeroes were there in Rs 25 lakh. To which, the Sui Dhaaga actor expressed her ignorance by shaking her head.