Actor Geeta Basra has praised Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for raising awareness of the concept of paternity leave in India. Virat, who is married to actress Anushka Sharma, took paternity leave in 2020 and missed test matches for the birth of their daughter Vamika. Geeta is married to Virat’s former teammate, cricketer Harbhajan Singh. The couple has two children – daughter Hinaya and son Jovan. Geeta made these comments in a recent conversation about parenting. Also read: Virat Kohli is praised by Geeta Basra for keeping Anushka Sharma close during the 100th test ceremony: “Never seen it”
Virat took paternity leave when he was captain of the Indian cricket team. While some fans criticized him for putting his family before national duty, most applauded him for taking the time to be there for his wife.
While Geeta talked about being raised by a working mother, Geeta told the Times of India, “A working mother raised my two siblings and me. I want to be like that. Raising a child is as much a responsibility of a father as it is. of a mother.In the UK (Geeta was born and raised there) paternity leave is a common thing.In India many people are not even aware that such a thing exists.It is amazing that Virat Kohli sheds light on this issue.That awareness must be there . “
The actress went on to talk about how parenting is cooperative, she talked about her husband Harbhajan’s parenting. “Parenting is a partnership. Bhajji changes our son’s diaper while we talk. He’s a practical father, but I’ve seen men who’s not as involved in raising their children as if it were not their responsibility and that’s wrong,” she added. .
Geeta has also previously praised Virat. Last month, cricketer Mrs Anushka was on the pitch during his congratulatory ceremony for his 100th Test match. When Geeta spoke to Bollywood Life then, Geeta had said: “It’s so amazing that she’s there with him through it all. I think it’s the first time I saw pictures where in the 100th Test match a woman stands next to him for “to receive the award. I think it’s fantastic. He (Virat) changes standards, he changes rules, because for him it’s his family, his wife is his family.”
Geeta made his Bollywood debut with the 2006 film Dil Diya Hai and was successful with 2007’s Emraan Hashmi star The Train. She was last seen on screen in the 2016 Punjabi movie Lock.