Cricket is a religion in India. I mean, who doesn’t know this? The stadium-filling games, the nail-biting finishes, and the fan frenzy that surrounds each match are enough to get anyone hooked. But hey, it’s not just us regular folks who are bitten by the cricket bug. As my observations show, our beloved Bollywood celebrities also share this passionate love for the gentleman’s game. So, who exactly are these cricket-crazy stars? Well, let’s delve into the glamorous world of Bollywood and discover the 10 Famous Bollywood Stars Who Are Crazy about Cricket!
1. Shah Rukh Khan
Known as the ‘King of Bollywood’, Shah Rukh Khan is no stranger to the thrilling world of cricket. Owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), SRK is often seen cheering his team from the stands, draped in the team’s colors. His commitment to the sport is evident in how he passionately supports his team, win or lose. I bet you could see him living every ball, every run on the pitch!
2. Preity Zinta
Our ‘Dimple Queen’, Preity Zinta, is another Bollywood icon who has a significant stake in cricket. Co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab, Zinta is renowned for her lively presence during the matches. With her undying enthusiasm for the game, she’s truly a cricket fanatic in the truest sense of the term.
3. Amitabh Bachchan
The legendary Amitabh Bachchan may not own a cricket team, but his love for cricket is well known. Based on my personal experience watching his interviews, his knowledge about the sport is commendable, reflecting his deep interest in the game. He is often seen posting about various cricket matches on his social media accounts, engaging with fellow cricket fans.
4. Akshay Kumar
A self-confessed cricket enthusiast, Akshay Kumar is known to play friendly matches with his film crew on sets. Akshay’s love for the game is evident, not only from his participation in charity matches but also from his on-screen portrayals of cricketing scenarios.
5. Ranveer Singh
Our flamboyant star, Ranveer Singh, is a big cricket fan. His recent portrayal of cricket legend Kapil Dev in ’83 only underscores his love for the game. What’s more, he is often spotted at IPL matches, cheering for his favorite teams and players.
6. Anushka Sharma
While Anushka Sharma became more publicly involved with cricket after marrying Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, she has confessed her love for the sport goes way back. She enjoys watching cricket matches and supports her husband at various games, showcasing her enthusiasm for the sport.
7. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, is also a cricket aficionado. He is known to host cricket screenings at his residence and has played in numerous charity cricket matches. His love for cricket is a classic example of the enduring bond between Bollywood and cricket.
8. Riteish Deshmukh
Our very own Riteish Deshmukh is an avid cricket fan. His active participation in celebrity cricket leagues and his regular tweets during important matches clearly show his love for the game.
9. Sushant Singh Rajput
The late Sushant Singh Rajput was well-known for his love for cricket. His portrayal of Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni in the biopic ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ not only won him accolades but also showed his deep understanding and love for the game.
10. Hrithik Roshan
Known for his stunning dance moves and intense acting, Hrithik Roshan is also a big fan of cricket. He has expressed his passion for the game multiple times in interviews and is often seen at cricket events.
Here’s a quick table summarizing these cricket-crazy Bollywood stars and their connection with cricket:
|Connection with Cricket
|Shah Rukh Khan
|IPL Team Owner
|IPL Team Owner
|Loves Playing Cricket
|Portrayed a Cricketer
|Actively Participates in Cricket Events
|Sushant Singh Rajput
|Played Cricketer in a Film
To Wrap It Up
After we fully explored the topic, it’s clear that the world of cricket has not only captivated millions of fans around the globe, but also Bollywood’s biggest stars. From owning teams to actively participating in cricketing events, these celebrities are proving that the love for cricket goes beyond the boundaries of profession or stature. So next time you tune into a cricket match, keep an eye out for these familiar faces. You never know who might be cheering right alongside you!