Anushka is a lovely girl and both Kohli and she looked absolutely terrific together, says Sunil Gavaskar

Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has come in support of Virat Kohli over people trolling Anushka Sharma for his performance in social media. Recently, Kohli through a social media post bashed fans trolling Anushka on social media after every India match. Read: Furious Virat Kohli lashes out at fans for “trolling Anushka Sharma”

As reported by NDTV, Gavaskar lambasted all those people and termed them ‘frustros’ with no love in their lives and said, “All I can say is that they are frustros. I don’t have an idea of the status of their relationship. But she is a lovely girl and they looked absolutely terrific together. And she brought a lot of stability in him at a time when he was just emerging as a lynchpin of India’s batting. He himself has said that she has brought a lot of positivity in his life and career.”

As Kohli mentioned in his tweet that Anushka has always given him positivity, similarly, Gavaskar felt the same way and added further, “For people to say that she was sitting in the stands and he got out. What would he get? He doesn’t get to see her if he gets out on the first ball. He can’t go out from the dressing room and meet her up over there. So, all I can say is they are frustros and they have no love in their lives, and therefore, they are taking it out on the poor girl, who has been there, been a support and backed him. In my opinion, she has only helped him grow as a human being and as a cricketer.”

When asked about Kohli’s heroic batting performance against Australia, Gavaskar went on to praise the young lad and said, “He played cricketing shots (during his unbeaten 82 in India’s 161-run chase in a tense group encounter against Australia in Mohali to enter the last-four stage of World T20) and there was no wild slogging. The drives were absolutely breathtaking. Everything was so right about those shots. Also he has got the priceless gift of power and timing. And he plays correct cricket. He showed that you don’t have to play slam bang cricket in T20. You don’t have to look to hit the sixes. Four boundaries in an over he hit and then run brilliantly between the wickets and you got your 20 runs in an over.”

Talking about the comparison going on between Kohli and India’s greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar, Gavaskar quipped, “Yes, he is winning matches for India. He is pulling India out of tough situations. And the way he is playing the game…very attractively. So no surprise that he is getting the adulation and admiration of not just the Indian cricket loving public but just about everybody world around.”  Read: Cricket fraternity hails Virat Kohli and India’s win against Australia in ICC World T20 2016 on Twitter

Gavaskar also spoke about Kohli’s peak period and gave a funny advice to bowlers, “A batsman’s peak years is from the period between 26 to 33. And he is only 27, so for the next 7-8 years…my sincere advice to bowlers is either take up wicket-keeping or batting.”