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Top 6 Bollywood actors who have captained their state or club team in cricket

Top 6 Bollywood actors who have captained their state or club team in cricket

Cricket is an emotion in India and the craze is so much that it has also not spared the Bollywood industry. Many superstars from the film industry follow cricket on a regular basis, be it Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh or Suniel Shetty.

Here is a list of Bollywood actors who have played cricket
6- Angad Bedi

Angad is the son of former India cricketer and 2009 ICC Hall of Famer- Bishen Singh Bedi. The actor plied his trade for Delhi in Under-16 and Under-19 level. He even played against Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh.

5- Saqib Saleem

The handsome who made his Bollywood debut with “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge” in 2011 has played cricket on state level. The 31-year-old has mentioned that he and Virat have played cricket together in Delhi.

In his junior days, he represented Jammu and Kashmir before having a short playing stint in Delhi. He then move to Mumbai in search of modelling career.

He was also part of Mumbai Heroes in no longer functioning- Celebrity Cricket League(CCL). He will play the role of Indian cricketer Mohinder Amarnath in the Ranveer Singh starrer 83

4- Aparshakti Khurana

He is the younger brother of Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurana and has appeared in movies like “Dangal”. Besides his impressive acting skills, the 31-year-old has captained the Haryana Under-19 cricket team.

3- Manoj Tiwari

The Bhojpuri actor turned politician has played cricket during his college days and led the cricket team of Banaras Hindu University(BHU). His sharp in-swingers first fetched him a place in the Vizzy Trophy squad and later a contract with Calcutta’s Rajasthan Club. “I took the game seriously and wanted to play for India. I used to feel very disheartened when I couldn’t see myself breaking through. I was a poor fielder,” Manoj Tiwari said in an interview.

He has also led Bhojpuri Dabang in non-existing Celebrity Cricket League(CCL).

2- Suniel Shetty

The veteran Bollywood actor’s love for cricket is not a hidden secret. He follows cricket on a regular basis and tweets his congratulatory messages whenever India or Mumbai Indians triumph.

He has also captained Mumbai Heroes in now defunct Celebrity Cricket League.

1- Shah Rukh Khan

King Khan has represented his school team in cricket and hockey as well. The 53-year-old has also tried his hands at cricket during team owner’s match in IPL where he represented Kolkata Knight Rider against a defunct- Pune Warriors India led by Sushanto Roy.

He kept the wickets and opened the batting for his team.

(Pictures courtesy: Twitter)

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