Sreesanth to Harbhajan Singh, here are some cricketers who featured in Indian movies
S. Sreesanth showed up on the song Dippam Dappam from Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, so we look at other crickets who featured in movies.
Known for his fiery attitude and impeccable seam position, Sreesanth made an impression among cricket fans. The pacer later decided to also step into the entertainment industry. He was earlier seen in the Malayalam movie, Team 5 and will now play Samantha’s boyfriend in the upcoming Kaathuvakula Rendu Kadhal.
The Turbenator has swiftly made the transition to acting from cricket, and was most recently seen in the Tamil sports comedy Friendship. A remake of the Malayalam movie Queen, Friendship also stars Arjun Sarja, and Losliya Mariyanesan.
Popularly known as Siva to the cricketing world, this spinner is now a popular commentator and analyst. However, Siva made an appearance in a comedy scene in Raja Kaiya Vacha, starring Prabhu, Revathi and Gautami.
An important figure in Indian cricket even after his playing days, Srikanth also made time to appear as himself in the popular Tamil film, Priyamana Thozhi. With Madhavan taking the lead as an aspiring cricketer, Srikanth is seen in a cameo, playing himself on screen.
Varun Chakravarthy is a figure, cricket fans can easily understand today, having broken through the Indian Premier League. However, the leg spinner appeared in Vishnu Vishal’s 2014 hit Jeeva, before he made his debut on the field.
Irfan Pathan was a popular all-rounder during his playing days, and was an important medium pacer for India. The sportsman will now soon be seen in Chiyaan Vikram’s upcoming movie, Cobra.
One of Indian cricket’s most prominent captains, Kapil Dev led the nation to the holy grail in 1983. While the actor has appeared in movies such as Iqbal and Mujhse Shaadi Karogii, his cameo as himself in Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii is one to remember.
What cricket fan can forget Yuvraj smashing Stuart Broad with 6 sixes in an over. However, many may not know this. Way before he became a cricketing icon, Yuvraj played a role in the 1992 Punjabi film, Mehndi Shagna Di as a child artist.
Last Updated: 04.37 PM, Apr 22, 2022