India is a land of diversity consisting of various religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and much more. Cricket is nothing less than a religion in India. We Indians are die-hard fans of cricket. During our childhood, everybody wanted to be a cricketer and everybody wants to bat first. We followed batting style, bowling style, hairstyle of cricketers passionately. We have our personal favorites cricketers. For some, it may be
, for some it may be
or Saurabh Ganguly or
. Our cricketers are multi-talented. Apart from playing cricket, few of our cricketers also tried their hands in movies.
Let's have a look at them:
Mumbai Opening Batsman Ajay Jadeja represented India from 1992 to 2000. He was famous for his pace of scoring runs. He has few movies in front of his name too. In 2003, he had a supporting actor role in ‘
’ film. He also acted in “Kai Po Che” (Cameo Role) and “Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaath”.
’s father Yograj Singh is a well-known cricketer-turned-actor who has acted in Punjabi and Bollywood movies. In “
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
”, he played the role of Milkha's coach and gained a lot of appreciation.
Salil Ankola retired from cricket at an early age of 28. He played 20
internationals and 1 test match. After his retirement from cricket, he tried his destiny in Indian television and film industry. His debut movie was ‘
. He also did ‘Pitaah’ and “Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne”. Other than films he appeared in various daily soap "
Karam Apnaa Apnaa
4. Sachin Tendulkar
Master Blaster is opening his innings in Hindi cinema too through his biopic movie "
Sachin A Billion Dreams
". We hope Master Blaster scores a double hundred at the box office also.
Vinod Kambli started his domestic cricket career on a higher note and soon made his way into the Indian cricket team. He created many records. After retirement, he acted in a movie named ‘Annarth’ followed by Pal Pal Dil Ke Pass and ‘Bettanagare’ (Kannada film).
Kapil Dev lead the Indian Cricket Team which won the Wold Cup in 1983. He was a well-known all-rounder. He owns various records. He has few cameos in Bollywood film as in Iqbal,
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
, and ‘Stumped’.
Indian opener has also opened his innings in Bollywood from the Marathi movie Savli Premachi. We also witnessed his Cameo role in ‘Maalamaal’ (1988).
Syed Kirmani is among one of the best wicket-keepers of India who was part of 1983 World Cup winning team. He performed as villain in Kabhie Ajnabi The. He also appeared in a Malayali film, Mazhavillinattam Vare.
Another Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil acted opposite Syed Kirmani in Kabhie Ajnabi The.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu is the Indian Laughing Buddha. He is famous for his style of laughing. This Cricketer turned politician had a cameo in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.