Picture-perfect Raashi Khanna, the popular Tamil and Telugu actress of Punjabi origin, has denied that she is in love with Indian pacer Jaspreet Bumrah, who did very well when he debuted in Tests during the just-concluded India-South Africa series.
Bumrah, who was an integral part of India’s ODI and T20 teams, appears to have cemented his place as one of the three seamers along with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami of the Test squad. Reports said that Bumrah and Raashi had been meeting each other frequently after the pacer’s return from South Africa after he was rested for the tri-nation T20 tournament in Sri Lanka.
Cricketers’ affairs with Bollywood actresses is a long-running story; Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi started it off by marrying Sharmil Tagore almost half-a-century back. Recently, India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli married frontline actress Anushka Sharma; former speedster Zakheer Khan married Sagarika Ghose, model-turned-actress while all-rounder Hardik Pandya is seeing actress Elli AvRam..
“I don’t miss any games Bumrah is playing and have been a great fan of his bowling style,” Raashi had earlier gone on record stating thus. She also recorded applauding messages on social networking sites. She, however, says now that she only knew that Bumrah was an Indian cricketer and didn’t know anything about him beyond this.
“I haven’t met him even once and it is not true that we are seeing each other; I don’t know where from these rumours emanate,” Raashi said.