Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was just lately purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
- DNA Internet Staff
- Mar 5, 2021, 11:48 AM IST
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took followers and the web by storm after he unveiled the primary teaser of his upcoming film ‘Friendship’ on Monday. The trilingual sports activities drama is directed by John Paul Raj and Sham Surya.
The 40-year previous cricketer, who had beforehand appeared in movies like ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and ‘Second Hand Husband’ as particular appearances, had made his full-fledged debut with Karthik Yogi’s Tamil movie Dikkiloona.
The spinner who was just lately purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), was seen in a badass avatar within the ‘Friendship’ film teaser.
He was seen combating the dangerous guys, beating up the goons and dancing in a lungi. The film will launch concurrently in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and can get a theatrical launch within the summers this yr.
So whereas talks in regards to the teaser are on, a have a look at different Indian cricketers who had been seen on huge screens.
1. Ajay Jadeja
Ajay Jadeja was once an important member of the Indian crew within the 90s. He even captained the aspect in just a few matches in ODI cricket. Nevertheless, the match-fixing scandal in 2000 overshadowed his achievements and ruined his profession.
After the tip of his cricketing profession, Jadeja entered the movie business and within the yr 2003, acted within the film ‘Khel – No Unusual Sport‘ co-starring the likes of Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty and Celina Jaitley. Sadly, the film bombed on the box-office. He additionally starred within the 2009 film, ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Saat‘.
Nevertheless, his Bollywood profession ended as nicely, and he now devotes his time to cricket evaluation and commentary.
2. Sunil Gavaskar
Recognized for being some of the profitable batsmen in India, Sunil Gavaskar had his tryst with the film business as nicely. He acted in a Marathi film ‘Savli Premachi‘ in 1980 and later starred in a cameo position in ‘Malamaal‘, in 1988.
Nevertheless, he wasn’t seen on the silver display screen anymore. He now commentates for India be it at residence or away.
3. Sandeep Patil
Former Indian batsman and chief selector Sandeep Patil in 1985, starred together with his teammate Syed Kirmani within the film ‘Kabhi Ajnabi The‘.
The film was a lot hyped on the time as the 2 gamers had been nonetheless basking within the glory of the 1983 World Cup victory. Nevertheless, it did not dwell as much as the expectations and turned out to be a flop on the box-office.
4. Syed Kirmani
Starring with former Indian batsman and chief selector Sandeep Patil, Syed Kirmani made his debut within the 1985 flick ‘Kabhi Ajnabi The‘.
He portrayed the position of a villain and although the film tanked, Kirmani’s performing capacity, particularly, earned him some excessive reward.
5. Salil Ankola
Making his debut together with Sachin Tendulkar, Salil Ankola didn’t have an extended profession in cricket. Nevertheless, his attractiveness obtained him to enter the performing enterprise on a full-time foundation.
He acted in motion pictures like ‘Kurukshetra‘, ‘Pitaah‘ and ‘Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne‘ with blended success. He additionally acted within the tv serial ‘Karam Apna Apna‘ and likewise appeared within the widespread actuality tv present Huge Boss.
He, nonetheless, greater than 20 years after he had hung his cricket boots up, is lastly again within the sport. On his Fb wall, he posted an replace that thrilled many individuals who comply with cricket.
Within the submit, he said, “Again to the place I belong. Proud to be again to Cricket as Chairman of selectors Mumbai senior Ranji trophy crew. Again to my past love. Due to my affiliation and fellow cricketers for having religion and belief in me. Wanting ahead. Thanks for all the time being there for me kiddos and Ria Banerjee Ankola.”
6. Vinod Kambli
Vinod Kambli was within the 90s rated one of many highest prospects for Indian cricket after his exploits within the Mumbai circuit alongside together with his good good friend Sachin Tendulkar.
His profession, nonetheless, quickly fizzled out after a promising begin and he then turned his consideration to performing. One in all his notable movies is ‘Annarth‘ wherein he co-starred together with Sunil Shetty and Sanjay Dutt in 2002.
It was a catastrophe and tanked on the field workplace and he hasn’t been seen in every other film ever since.
7. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev, who received the 1983 World Cup for India had tried his luck with Bollywood as nicely.
Fondly generally known as ‘Haryana Hurricane’, the all-rounder starred in a number of flicks together with ‘Stumped‘, ‘Mujhe Shaadi Karogi‘, ‘Iqbal‘ and ‘Chain Kulii Ki Fundamental Kulii‘. All the films carried out reasonably on the box-office.
8. S SreesanthAfter his lifetime ban by the BCCI, S Sreesanth tried his luck within the business. He acted within the Hindi movie ‘Aksar 2’,
After his lifetime ban by the BCCI, S Sreesanth tried his luck within the business. He acted within the Hindi movie ‘Aksar 2‘, which didn’t earn him any accolades. The movie carried out averagely on the box-office.
He later acted within the sports activities/romance Malayalam film ‘Staff 5‘, which tanked on the field workplace and he was later seen on ‘Bigg Boss’.