In India, Cricket and Cinema go hand in hand. People celebrate these two professions like no other in India. People are curious to know what will be the next movie of their favorite actor and actress released so that they can easily plan out their weekend. At the same time, if there is any cricket match of India against any team; especially Pakistan; then again they are ready to miss out anything to watch it.
So Cricketers and actors stand on the same platform and they are better-paid professionals in India. There are quite a few cricketers who had tried their luck in movies as well.
Here is the list of these cricketer:
1.) Sunil Gavaskar:
The former Indian opener starred in a Marathi movie Savli Premachi. He also did a cameo in Naseeruddin Shah’s 1988 film Malaamaal.
2.) Ajay Jadeja:
Ajay Jadeja tried his luck in movies landing himself an important role in 2003 film Khel. He also played a role in film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’. However, the film bombed at the box-office making the former Indian batsman to switch to cricket commentary and analysis.
3.) Vinod Kambli:
Vinod Kambli was seen as one of the best talents that came out from Mumbai to play for India at that time. Due to some reason, his career was not that successful and eventually ended in 2000. After that he tried his luck in movies and got a role in a movie called ‘Aanarth’ alongside Sunil Shetty. Unfortunately, here also, Vinod Kambli didn’t perform very well.