The Hush Post | 21:58 pm |one-minute-read
None other than the famous author Jeffrey Archer is the fan of cricketer Rahul Dravid more than Sachin Tendulkar. And this news broke on the sidelines of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.
And the tete-a-tete began a little after noon as Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare took the stage at the press terrace of the Literature Festival.
On a Saturday afternoon, many time zones away from his home in England, the popular novelist and former Mayor of London, is deftly dispatching questions from the 40-odd journalists on a wide variety of topics, ranging from his favourite authors to his intuitive style of writing to cricket, with quick wit and repartee.
It seems that Jeffery Archer’s love for all things Indian began with cricket — in his heydays the Nawab of Pataudi (for the cricket uneducates — India’s famous captain through most of 1960s and for millennials -Saif Ali Khan’s father) was a friend and the affair continues to this day.
“What do I love about India? CRICKET. Fabulous. You best the Australians in Australia.” Now there’s a die-hard POM…
He confesses what a huge fan of the current Indian skipper he is: “ I’m a huge fan of Virat Kohli. Who’s not? I think he is currently the best batsman in the world. I think you have two of the best batsmen in the world. Pujara’s three centuries in Australia were great, weren’t they!”