IPL has made it inevitable to watch it, let alone talk about it. It is not only because of the crazy amount of talent and for the favourite team, but also for the entertainment industry intertwined with it. Actors such as Shah Rukh Khan and Preeti Zinta are often seen cheering from the stands for their own teams.
Actress Anushka Sharma, being the wife of RCB skipper Virat Kohli is also seen cheering for the team. Apart from these big names, many actors, if not present in the stands, support their team through social media and via their occasional mentions of them in the interviews. One such popular South Indian actress revealed the name of her favourite team and player and it has created quite a buzz.
Actress quotes the team’s famous IPL tagline:
Rashmika Mandanna is a popular South Indian actress who has done quite a number of films in Tollywood and also is famous in Kollywood for her terrific skills and ravishing looks. During one of her recent interactions with her fans through her instagram handle, she was posed with some interesting questions on cricket and IPL. When asked about her favourite team in IPL, Rashmika did not quote the name exactly but rather uttered the famous tagline of “Ee sala cup namde”.
By this, it was evident that her favourite team was Royal Challengers Bangalore. Though many expected her to say MI, CSK or even SRH for her association with Tollywood industry, one shouldn’t forget that the actress hails from Karnataka! Also, she named her favourite cricket player during the same live session. She said that she was a big fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “Dhoni batting, captaincy, wicket keeping … that means he will fall and die … he is a master class player. Dhoni is my hero”, said Mandanna.