Cricketers Acted In Serials And Movies In Hindi: There is a special kind of relationship between cricket and Bollywood in our country, many films and documentaries have been made by Bollywood on many great players in the country. Which has left an indelible mark inside the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike during its theatrical release. A gathering of sportspersons and Bollywood stars is seen on many occasions.
The most perfect example of this phenomenon is seen in the IPL (Indian Premier League), where most of the franchise owners are Bollywood actors or actresses. Undoubtedly, Bollywood and cricket are the biggest sources of entertainment for the Indian public. The craze of Bollywood movies among the cricketers is such that some of the legendary players had made up their mind to try their hand in Bollywood after showing their mettle in the cricket field. In today’s article too, we are going to tell you about some such Indian cricketers who have also worked in films and TV serials after their cricketing career.
1.Sunil Gavaskar :-
First in the history of world cricket, Sunil Gavaskar (Sunil Gavaskar), famous all over the world by the name of Little Master, who crossed the magical figure of 10,000 runs, does not need any introduction. This great batsman, who was the biggest star of the Indian team inside Test cricket, entered the world of acting in the year 1980 with a Marathi film named Savil Premachi and in the year 1988 with Naseeruddin Shah, 8 years after the release of this film. He also appeared in Malamaal. Known for wreaking havoc on fast bowlers without a helmet, Gavaskar failed to show his magic in the film world. Apart from the two films mentioned above, Gavaskar has not acted in any other film. However, even after this, Gavaskar appears from time to time on television as a cricket expert, commentator and also in some commercials.
2.Ajay Jadeja :-
Talented batsman Ajay Jadeja was a mainstay of the Indian batting line-up in the 90s. But the match-fixing scandal did not allow his career to take off. Ajay Jadeja was one of those players who were adept at scoring runs at a fast pace. Ajay Jadeja is still remembered by cricket fans for his 25 runs in an over against Waqar Younis in the 1996 World Cup match against Pakistan.
After saying goodbye to cricket, Ajay Jadeja had turned his attention to films since the early 2000s. Ajay Jadeja made his acting debut with the film Khel opposite Bollywood stars Sunil Shetty and Celina Jaitley, which did not perform well at the box office. Although Ajay Jadeja is still seen playing minor roles in films.
3.Vinod Kambli :-
Vinod Kambli, a childhood friend of Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of cricket, started aggressively in international cricket but his cricketing career ended soon due to not being able to use the form correctly.
After leaving cricket, Vinod Kambli also tried his hand in the acting world, in the year 2000, Vinod Kambli acted in a “B grade” film opposite Sunil Shetty and the film failed to attract the audience. However, after films flopped, Kambli started appearing in news channels as a cricket analyst.
4. Kapil Dev :-
Former Indian captain and one of the best all-rounders of his time, Kapil Dev needs no introduction. It was under the captaincy of Kapil Dev that the Indian team was successful in winning the Cricket World Cup for the first time in the year 1983. After making a name for himself in the cricket field, Kapil Dev turned to Bollywood and started his film journey in the year 2004 with the film “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” directed by David Dhawan. Even after this film, in the year 2006, he also acted as a selector in the film “Iqbal” directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. Kapil Dev’s performance in both these films was highly appreciated.
5.Navjot Singh “Sidhu” :-
Former opening batsman Navjot Singh “Sidhu” was famous all over the world for his aggressive batting style inside the field. According to cricket pundits, it was Sidhu who introduced the batsmen to the art of hitting sixes. After retiring from cricket, Navjot Singh “Sidhu” made his film debut in the year 2004 with the film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi directed by David Dhawan and after that he appeared in television shows like Laughter Challenge, The Kapil Sharma Show, Comedy Night Has appeared as a judge in famous shows.
Apart from all these cricketers
7. Shikhar Dhawan
8. Harbhajan Singh
9. Irfan Pathan
10. Kiran More
Like popular cricketers have also tried their hand in films and television serials.
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