Bollywood superstar Salman Khan revealed that his father Salim Khan wanted him to play cricket for the country.
Salman Khan, who portrayed the life of a wrestler in his new movie “Sultan” said that former Indian cricketer Salim Durani was his coach and he told his father that the actor had a bright future in the field.
As per The Times of India, Salman said, “My dad wanted me to play cricket. That could have happened easily but I just didn’t see myself going for cricket practice at 5:30 in the morning. This life is as it is difficult for me; cricket would have been very difficult.”
He said, “Reaching school used to be a big problem itself. At 9, I used to attend my first lecture. So I used to wake up at about 8:30 AM and barely manage to reach school on time. Now before school, it was this… I actually wanted to be a director.”
“Salim Durani was hired to be my coach. The first day, he saw me play, I played very well. The second day, I did really well so he called my father the third day and said your son has got a very bright future. That is the day I realized, my father came to see me play. so I should play really badly.”
The actor was speaking at the autobiography launch of India’s Tennis sensation Sania Mirza – ‘Ace Against Odds’.
Sania Mirza shared the picture with the superstar on her twitter :
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) July 17, 2016