Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is set to feature in a web series alongside wife Hazel Keech and brother Zoravar. Their mother Shabman Singh is also associated with the project and the web series is backed by Assam-based Dream House Productionz.
This is not the first time when a cricketer is making a screen debut. While a number of cricketers have been featured in TV advertisements, many have been seen in films as well as web series.
Former India cricketer Salil Ankola turned actor few years back while fast bowler S Sreesanth too has acted in Aksar 2 and in a Malayalam film, Team 5. Former players Chetan Sharma, Atul Wassan and Rohan Gavaskar too made an appearance in the cricketing-web series “Inside Edge 2” as a commentator.
Even ex-captains of the Indian team Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have made appearances in movies. Gavaskar played a lead role in the Marathi movie “Savli Premachi” while Kapil made a small appearance in Bollywood flicks like “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” and “Iqbal”.