Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has come down heavily on “baseless” rumours of him claiming to be in love with actress Sonali Bendre. Releasing a lengthy video on YouTube, the former cricketer has slammed reports that claimed he was obsessed with the actress and carried around her photo in his wallet. He also crushed reports that stated that he wanted to kidnap and marry the star. Claiming that he never was a fan of the actress, he put an end to all rumours and said that he only saw a few of her films and admired her courage during her battle with cancer. He even went on to praise her and state that he considered her as a role model for many others in the world.
The sports star also denied harbouring any romantic interest for actress Dia Mirza and said that he has never met her.