There are two things Indians swear by - cricket and Bollywood. With each enjoying its dedicated fandom, followers often find common ground through sports dramas or biopics. But what happens when cricket and entertainment overlap in real-life?
While it seems almost impossible for that to have a memorable outcome, some people have tapped into the unexplored territory and given way to a whole new world. When sportsmen step into the world of entertainment by lip-syncing to popular songs and recreate memorable Bollywood scenes, the level of excitement is unreal.
Check out these 5 Indian cricketers who've now become popular TikTokers as well and know how to entertain their fans both on and off the field:
1. Manoj Tiwary
TikTok ID - @swagstarmanojtiwary
Who would have thought that apart from wielding the bat, Manoj Tiwary could also crack us up with his antics in front of the camera? We must say, the dude isnât so bad when it comes to lip-syncing or lending an ear to his wife, so whole-heartedly.@swagstarmanojtiwary â¬ Genda Phool - Badshah
2. Yuzvendra Chahal
TikTok ID - @yuzvendrachahal
Well, who isnât aware of Chahalâs hilarious TikTok videos which get him brutally trolled by his fellow teammates on multiple occasions?
But no matter how hilarious his videos may be, we have to admit that Chahal manages to get a good laugh out of us every time.@yuzvendrachahal â¬ original sound - SOHAIL SHAIKH
3. Irfan Pathan
TikTok ID - @irfanpathan_official
Irfan Pathan is definitely nailing his TikTok game with some really fun videos, which often feature his brother and former cricketer Yusuf Pathan.
He is pretty active with his posts and definitely knows how to pack a punch in his videos.@irfanpathan_official â¬ Main to sirf password baata raha tha - sirajkhan1933 4. Mohammed Shami
TikTok ID - @mdshami11
One look at Shami and no one would think this demure-looking fast-bowler can be so easy-going and confident in front of the camera.
Shamiâs TikTok feed is a mix of music videos, funny lip-syncing videos and even some personal videos for his followers.@mdshami11 â¬ original sound - Viren
5. Aakash Chopra
TikTok ID - @aakashchopra
We know that the former cricketer is a fine commentator, but who would have expected him to be so artsy when it came to acting with his wife and lip-syncing to iconic Bollywood dialogues?
Aakash surely knows how to make the best use of the platform and weâre not complaining.@aakashchopra
##mrandmrschopra Ek machchar Aadmi ki zindagi bana sakta hai ï¸ð¤£â¬ original sound - Suravi