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10 Bollywood superstars who have played sports at a noteworthy level

  • How many of these actors did you know who played the sport?
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#9 Saqib Saleem - cricket

Saqeeb in action during the CCL
Saqib in action during the CCL

The 'Hawaa Hawaai' star opened up about his love for cricket in a recent interview where he also mentioned that during his childhood, he and Virat Kohli played cricket together.

Prior to taking up acting, Saleem had opted for a career in cricket and even started off well, representing Jammu & Kashmir in the early stages. He then had a short stint for Delhi before moving to Mumbai in search of modeling opportunities.

Once he found a good footing in the film industry, Saleem experience of playing cricket at the state level saw him being chosen as part of the 'Mumbai Heroes' team in the now-defunct Celebrity Cricket League.

Saleem has also played a role in the cricket-centric movie titled 'Dishoom'.

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Published 19 Sep 2017, 14:52 IST
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