5 Actors who began their careers as cricketers

Former India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi's son Angad Bedi also played professional cricket before starting his acting career.

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2. Salil Ankola

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Salil Ankola, a tall, alluring, and athletic pace bowler, made a memorable debut for Bombay in 1988–1989, scoring 43 runs and grabbing three wickets in a hat-trick against Gujarat before taking six wickets against Baroda. The impressive performances got him a place on the Indian national side.

He was almost immediately selected for the Indian team, having taken 6/77 in the tour opener against Pakistan in Pakistan in 1989–1990. He then played his first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi, where he took 2/128.

He didn’t play again in that series, and the game in Karachi was his final Test appearance due to injuries that had taken their impact due to the extremely long run-up. He then became irregular in the side. He played a few matches in between but was soon out of the scenario and went on to build a career in the film line.

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