Tags: IPL, Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty

Published on: Jan 31, 2020

With the IPL just around the corner we are having a look at some of the Bollywood celebrities who enjoy cricket and the teams they support.

Shah Rukh Kahn

Shah Rukh Kahn is one of the most well-known actors in the world. The popular Bollywood actor is a big fan of cricket. King Khan has loved cricket since he was in School and throughout college. He was gifted in different sports like cricket, football and hockey.

However, his undying love for Cricket stood out. He currently owns the IPL team Kolkota Knight Riders together with Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla. He is always present during games involving his team or any of India’s matches. Shah Khan is a die-hard cricket fan.

Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz Khan is another Bollywood celebrity who is a die-hard cricket fan. He is well known for being one of the Bollywood celebrities who have been bet on the IPL. Other famous Bollywood celebrities involved in the betting have included Parag Sanghvi and others.

Well, we know they are definitely not the only ones who have been betting, considering there are millions of Indians who place bets via IPL betting sites online. And it’s legal too!

Salman Khan

Salman Khan is a very huge cricket fan, although he does not come out as a die-hard. You could catch a glimpse of him cheering for Mumbai Heroes, a team his younger brother owns in the CCL. Salman Khan also purchased the Pune franchise to show his love for the game. Salman Khan’s father always wanted him to become a cricket player, however, things didn't work out.

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta is a known cricket lover. She currently co-owns the Cricket team Kings XI Punjab who play in the Indian Premier League. The Kings XI Punjab have never won the Championship. Just like other cricket lovers, you would see Preity Zinta cheering and enjoying matches on the ground.

Last year, she made the headlines for openly advocating to legalize betting in India.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty is one Bollywood actress who is known for her die-hard attitude towards cricket. Like some of her peers in Bollywood, she owns a team in the Indian Premier League. She possesses a 12% stake in the Rajasthan Royals. In 2015, the Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the IPL for betting allegations.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kalif is the brand ambassador for the Royal Challengers Bangalore Team in the Indian Premier League. That tells you what you need to know about her love for cricket. She loves cricket so much and you can see her watching matches involving India. In one of her films, Bharat, you could see her showing off some of her cricket skills.

Sohail Khan

It looks like the love for cricket runs in the Khan bloodline. Sohail is the younger brother of Salman Khan and used to own a team called Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League. Just like his brother, he wanted to become a Cricket player, unfortunately, that did not happen, so he bought a team instead. Sohail Khan is very passionate about cricket

Related News