My dad wanted me to play cricket : Salman Khan

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan revealed that his father Salim Khan wanted him to play cricket for the country.

Salman Khan, who portrayed the life of a wrestler in his new movie “Sultan” said that former Indian cricketer Salim Durani was his coach and he told his father that the actor had a bright future in the field.


As per The Times of India, Salman said, “My dad wanted me to play cricket. That could have happened easily but I just didn’t see myself going for cricket practice at 5:30 in the morning. This life is as it is difficult for me; cricket would have been very difficult.”

He said, “Reaching school used to be a big problem itself. At 9, I used to attend my first lecture. So I used to wake up at about 8:30 AM and barely manage to reach school on time. Now before school, it was this… I actually wanted to be a director.”

“Salim Durani was hired to be my coach. The first day, he saw me play, I played very well. The second day, I did really well so he called my father the third day and said your son has got a very bright future. That is the day I realized, my father came to see me play. so I should play really badly.”


The actor was speaking at the autobiography launch of India’s Tennis sensation Sania Mirza ‘Ace Against Odds’.

Sania Mirza shared the picture with the superstar on her twitter :

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