5 Cricketers who have acted on screen

5 Cricketers who have acted on screen

5 Cricketers who have acted on screen: In India, two things rule the roost, Cricket and Bollywood. Most men and women have definitely thought about joining Indian film industry or cricket team at least once in their teens. However, it is easier said than done. To be honest, out of million dreams, only a handful of them are accomplished, especially in the context of cricket and Bollywood.

Cricket is a game where you don’t get a single chance for a re-take. Once a bowl is bowled, it’s done. Similarly, once you play a shot with the bat, the rest is unpredictable. Contrarily, you can get the facility of multiple retakes on the small screen as well as silver screen, but again it is a different side of the pitch. TRP and Box office collection is all that matters. Many cricketers have jumped into this profession in the past, but very few of them succeed in maintaining success in both the roles.

Here is the list of 5 Cricketers who have acted on screen:

1. Salil Ankola:


Every time you talk of a cricketer-turned-actor, the name of Salil Ankola would top the list. Though, he announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 28, but he has been successful on the silver screen. He did a number of popular TV shows and acted in several films as well. In an informal chat with a writer a few days back, former cricketer explained that anyone can become whatever he wants if the will is there and is backed up by hard work and dedication in the right direction.