Bollywood Actors and their cricketing counterparts

Bollywood stars and their cricketing counterparts

This is just my opinion
Other opinions are available
The comparisons are based on their box office performance, trajectory, longevity, iconism and influence on Bollywood and the collective Indian psyche

Dilip Kumar-Vijay Merchant
Amitabh Bachchan- SUNIL Gavaskar meets Sachin Tendulkar
SRK- Sourav Ganguly
Raj Kapoor- Kapil Dev
Dev Anand- G R VIshwanath
Dharmendra- D B Vengsarkar
Akshay/Jeetendra-Rahul Dravid
Aamir Khan-Anil Kumble meets Ajit Wadekar
Aayushmaan- Shikar Dhawan
Ranbir Kapoor- Rohit Sharma
Nasser/Irfan/Naseeruddin- VVS Laxman
Balraj Sahani-Vinoo Mankad
Rishi Kapoor- V Chandrashekhar
Rajendra Kumar- Bishen Singh Bedi
Feroze Khan-Saleem Durrani

Others’ lists welcome.

13 Responses to “Bollywood Actors and their cricketing counterparts”

  1. Aamir Khan -> Dravid?


  2. Forgot Salman Khan who would be MSD on a good day andJohnny Lever the rest of the days:-)


  3. Salman = Sehwag
    Aamir = SRT & Dravid
    Ranveer = Virat
    Dhoni = ??


  4. Amitabh has always been Kapil Dev for me. All rounder who could achieve anything.


  5. Ayushmann will be Shreyas Iyer, somebody who blossomed in 2019/2020


  6. Varun Dhawan = Rishabh Pant. promised a lot but turned out to be a Kalaank


    • It is quite well thought out.

      MSD equivalent would be quite tricky and would love to see

      Salman would be Tiger Pataudi.


  7. Srikanth = Rajnikanth
    Ashwin = Madhavan
    Jadeja= Sharman Joshi


  8. Ranveer Singh = Yuvraj Singh. someone pushed ahead by Ganguly (SRK/YRF)

    Amitabh = SRT/Sunil Gavaskar. All had relatively unsuccessful sons in same profession. Abhishek = Arjun Tendulkar/Rohan Gavaskar/Abhishek Bachchan


  9. Dhoni =,HR
    Virat = Tiger
    They created history with War, Virat became SOTY, Dhoni remained the Master


  10. Marlon Brando = Don Bradman?


  11. Brilliant list.


  12. Entertaining post! That image too is one I love..


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