There have been a number of instances where the cricketers have either turned into actors or played a specific role in the films. From Salil Ankola to S Sreesanth, the examples come in a huge number. But there have been some celebrities who left began to play cricket but eventually became actors and artists later in their life.
Popularly known for his tracks like Naah Goriye, Tequila Shot, Dance Like, Harrdy Sandhu who hails from Punjab began as a cricketer. He used to be a fast bowler until he had to quit the game after sustaining an injury in 2007. Well, cricket’s loss has been the industry’s gain as he has been composing some brilliant tracks. He will be making his Bollywood debut with the film ‘83 based on India’s triumph in the World Cup 1983 starring Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev and Deepika Padukone as his wife. Sandhu will play the role of Madan Lal.
You would be shocked to know that this popular face in the film and TV industry once played for the Delhi U19 team at the domestic level. To add to this, he was also selected alongside Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan for the U19 team Delhi team in 2003 but a major injury forced him to leave the game.
The actor later made his screen debut with the TV show Remix. Wahi made his Bollywood debut with Daawat-e-Ishq starring Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor while was seen in Hate Story 4 alongside Urvashi Rautela.
Bishan Singh Bedi’s son Angad Bedi too played cricket for the Delhi U19 team before shifting his focus to the acting and entertainment industry. Angad’s noted roles came in the movie Pink also starring Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari, Soorma starring Diljit and Taapsee, Tiger Zinda Hai starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif while he has been part of cricket-based web series Inside Edge 1 & 2.