Indian people celebrate cricket and cinema like a religion. They go crazy for these two genres of entertainment. A few Bollywood actors also have passion for cricket and they are damn good cricket players. So, let's know who these actors are:
The actor is a sports lover and before stepping into Bollywood, he had been playing cricket. Suniel is now the captain of the Celebrity Cricket League's Mumbai Heroes team. He has also joined hands with Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan and launched India's first nationwide cricket league for amateur cricketers under the name Ferit Cricket Bash (FCB).
Son of Indian cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi has cricket in his blood. Angad has played cricket on a professional level just like his father. The actor played for Delhi in Under-16 and Under-19 level. He even played with Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh. Angad's father had captained Indian team for more than four years. He had stated, ''If Angad had worked as hard on cricket as he did on films, he'd be playing for the country."
Saqib has bagged the role of Indian cricketer Mohinder Amarnath in the Ranveer Singh starrer 83. Saqib opted for a career in cricket before entering Bollywood. He played from the team of his state Jammu and Kashmir. As per the actor, in his childhood, he and Virat Kohli played cricket together. Today, he plays for Celebrity Cricket League's Mumbai Heroes.
The actor who appeared in films like Dangal, Stree, Luka Chuppi and Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Aparshakti Khurana is making his place in the Hindi film industry. He impresses everyone with his acting. The actor has confessed many times that he wanted to be a cricketer. He also had captained the Haryana Under-19 cricket team.
Before trying for singing, Hardy Sandhu wanted to be a cricketer. He began his career as a cricketer, but he suffered an elbow injury and his career as cricketer ended. He has played with Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara.
The actor who worked in Student of the Year also wanted to be a cricketer. He had revealed that at times, he feels more confident as a cricketer than as an actor.