“Jayalalithaa liked my husband’s batting very much. I have also heard that she used to go for the matches armed with binoculars just to watch him play. We used to meet frequently during the late ’60s when she was studying in Madras’ Church Park School, but I never met her with my husband” said Sharmila Tagore in one of the interview. Jayalaithaa was also a fan of former captain Nari Contractor and she had disclosed it in an interview with actress and TV show host Simi Garewal. Nari Contractor said in one of media interview “I have never met her personally but heard in one of her interviews that she used to come to watch Pataudi and me batting”.