Rahul, the captain!

Did you know that Rahul Bose’s favourite sport is Cricket? He was trained by Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Ramakant Keni. Rugby still remains his second favourite sport.

Rahul Bose is known for his Rugby fixation. However, not many people are aware that he is a trained cricketer. But so are millions of Indian kids! So what’s the news here? What people also don’t know is that he had star cricketers to coach him in the sport – none other than Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Ramakant Keni.

Rahul’s keen interest in the sport has stood him in good stead. He is playing the captain of a cricket team in Ken Ghosh’s forthcoming film Chain Kulii Ki Main.

Rahul says, “I am glad that I am playing a cricket captain in Chain Kulii Ki Main as it brings back old memories. The film is about this kid who can hit a six with every ball as he has a magic bat. However, one fine day the magic vanishes.The film is about him finding the magic within himself. I am the cricket captain of the team who motivates this kid.”

So how did he develop his love for cricket? Rahul says, “Like any other Indian kid, I also wanted to be a cricketer and at the age of 6, I started practicing to be a cricketer. I got trained under Pataudi and Ramakant Keni from age 10 to 14 as I used to play at the Bombay Gymkhana club.

?However at the age of 15 I encountered Rugby and I left cricket. I also recently played a match for Wasim Akram in Abu Dhabi where I batted and bowled. I was pretty happy with my performance too.”

Is it cricket or rugby? Making his preferences very clear Rahul says, “Cricket still remains my favourite sport in terms of watching sports and rugby is and will remain my second favourite when it comes to playing a sport.?

The actor recalls his days when he was passionate about cricket and why he finally stopped playing the sport, “I remember when I used to play cricket in my club days I used to open the bowling. However, there were two reasons for me to stop playing cricket – first, I discovered rugby and second was that I stopped growing any taller than what I was.”

Speaking about rugby, he says, “Right now I am training at the Indian coaching camp for at least 4 to 5 hours everyday as we have five national tournaments coming up. We will be playing our first game in Bombay on June 23 against Guam (near Australia) and our second match on the July 1 against Philippines in Manila.?

Source: mumbaimirror


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