|Ashutosh Rana, Niharika Khan and Abhijeet Sawant
The flavour of the season is cricket and looks like television
actors have taken it up with a vengeance. Actors Ayub Khan and Faisal
Raza Khan with their cricket team, Actorletics, played a friendly Holi
Cup match against Boxy Boyz yesterday.
The Boxy Boyz played
more aggressively than the Actorletics and won the match with a score
of 214. Actorletics lost by 17 runs. Ashutosh Rana made a grand entry
on the pitch, post the first innings and so was not allowed to field,
but was allowed to bat.
Jay Bhanushali got terribly upset after
he got run out and made a quick exit. He even refused to stay back.
Karan Wahi was seen applying sun-block and changing his cricket gear in
front of the female crowd who were sitting quite close in order to
cheer the players.
Team Actorletics includes Ayub Khan, Faisal
Khan, Jay Bhanushali, Salil Acharya, Karan Wahi, Mohit Khan, Naveen
Saini, Mohsin Akhtar, Muzammil Akhtar and Ashish Sharma.
Boxy Boyz on the other hand has players like Vikas Sethi, Abhijeet
Sawant, Anand Suryavanshi, Anupam Bhattacharya, Kabir Sadanand, Manoj
Bidvai, Krishna Sonie, Manoj Hinduja, Dilip Agarwal and Mickey
|Kabir Sadanand with team mates
this was the first match for the Actorletics, Boxy Boyz has played for
several causes like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and BETI.
began at 9.30 am and went on till 4 pm. There were cheerleaders galore
including Ayub Khan's wife Niharika Khan, Shikha Verma and actors like
Nupur Joshi and Supriya Shukla.
Says Faisal, "A lot of actors
have played professional cricket at some level. Hence, we thought of
coming together to form our own team."
Ayub says, "We thought it
was be a great idea to combine sports with charity. Cricket is a
national passion and we can raise money for charity via these matches
whenever we manage to get time."