Actress Divyanka Tripathi, who is currently seen in television series Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, is a big cricket fan and says that she likes to keep herself updated with the happenings of the game.
The 29-year-old is one of the brand ambassadors of Kolkata Baabu Moshayes – a cricket franchise representing Kolkata in Box Cricket League (BCL).
She feels “embarrassed” that she has played the game just once in her childhood days, but she tries to follow the game in her grandfather’s memory.
“I don’t really enjoy playing cricket… much rather I enjoy watching the game. I follow cricket matches only when India or my friends play. I have watched all the world cup matches where the Indian team was involved, however the last world cup was a rocking one.”
“My grandfather, who recently passed away, was an all-time follower of cricket. He used to follow all the cricket matches and only for my grandfather I decided to be brand ambassador for Kolkata Baabu Moshayes,” Divyanka said in a statement.
And her favourite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar.
“Sachin is my favourite. However, it’s pretty embarrassing to say that I have played cricket just once in my childhood days. And that’s because I was playing the game for the first time I was batting and I hit my best friend’s eye and she was bleeding badly and because of this incident I’ve never touched the bat again.
Apart from her cricket connection, Divyanka, who considers herself “fit”, says that her other passion includes “decoration”.
“My other passion is home decoration. I love visiting home decor stores and flea markets to pick up knick knacks for my home. I also make decorative items. Once my mom picked up a number of sea shells from a river bank in Bhopal. She brought them to Mumbai and I painted them with golden-coloured oil paint. I have placed them in a row on my mantelpiece. They look lovely and people often ask me which store I picked them up from,” she said.