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By Prathap

That provocative title notwithstanding, cricket and cinema have always remained bed buddies. Although the fame from the game has brought successful cricketers to movies, the tide has never flown in the opposite direction. Our actors have to be contended by forming cricket leagues in their own fraternity. Try as much as the cricketers can with their charm, success has always been elusive for them in tinsel town.

With the T20 becoming the flavor of the season, here's a look at the cricketer-turned actors.

Tamil's own legendary Srikanth has appeared in cameos in Priyamana Thozhi and Ullam Ketkume but its Sadagopan Ramesh who has serious interests in pursuing his acting interests. After a character role in Santosh Subramaniam he also donned the lead role in Potta Potti.

The firebrand cricketer L Sivaramakrishnan was seen in Raja Kaiya Vechcha.

Kapil Dev was seen in movies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Iqbal, largely playing himself.

Sandeep Patil who was a great heartthrob of many women of his times was also seen in Kabhi Ajnabee The with Poonam Dhillon and Debashree Roy.

He has always been a ladies’ man and it's no wonder that Ajay Jadeja's good looks earned him a lead role in the Hindi movie Khel.

Salil Ankola was seen in movies like Chura Liya Hai Tumne and Kurukshetra.

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