Showbiz and the entertainment industry have their own perks of being popular and successful. The passion to act and connect with this glamour world is a driving factor in a lot of celebrities, who come from other walks of life and professional backgrounds. We have seen many cricketers from India as well as international players being bitten by the bug of acting.
We at IWMBuzz.com list out the popular cricketers who have not only made their countries proud on the cricketing field but also have tried their hands at acting. The best example of this is the cricketer and all-rounder Salil Ankola. After he retired from the game, he went on to be part of many TV shows and films.
Now we move on to many cricketers who followed the same path!!
Shikhar Dhawan: Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is making his Bollywood debut with Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha’s upcoming film ‘Double XL’.
Irfan Pathan: Cricketer Irfan Pathan was recently seen in the Vikram starrer web series Cobra on Sony LIV. He played a cop who is on a mission to nab a serial killer.
Harbhajan Singh: The ace spinner has had many achievements as an actor in films. He has featured in films Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Bhaji in Problem, Second Hand Husband, Dikkilona, and Friendship.
Sreesanth: Sreesanth the talented Indian bowler has had his lion’s share as an actor. He has been seen in films Team 5, Aksar, Cabaret and many more.
Mohsin Khan: The ace Pakistani cricketer was one good-looking man on the cricketing field. He later cashed in on his looks and dashing persona by being part of films like Saathi, Madam X, Laat Saab and many more.
Brett Lee: This Australian bowler made his debut in acting with the Hindi film Unindian. It was a romcom starring Tannishtha Chatterjee.
Dwayne Bravo: The West Indian pacer has acted in films Tum Bin II, Chithiram Pesuthadi etc. His smart looks and dashing persona made him well-known as a performer too.
Kapil Dev: The ace Indian all-rounder who has won a lot of laurels for the country with his efforts on the cricketing field has got many opportunities as an actor. He has acted in Kala Coat, Paap Pet Ka, Miss Himmatwali 88 and many more.
Mohinder Amarnath: Mohinder Amarnath, the legendary Indian cricketer was recently seen in Ranveer Singh starrer 83. He played the role of his own father Lala Amarnath.
Ajay Jadeja: The ace all-rounder and brilliant fielder has seen his passion drive him to act. Jadeja acted in Hindi films Khel, Pal Pal Dil Ke Saath. He also made a cameo appearance in the film Kai Po Che.
Well, this is not the end of the list as many cricketers have turned actors. A few more names that we have come across are Sandeep Patil and Syed Kirmani (Kabhi Ajnabi The), Vinod Kambli (Annarth), Yuvraj Singh (Putt Saradaran De), Anil Kumble (Meerabai Not Out), Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin: A Billion Dreams).
If you get to know more names please find free to add them.