’83: Ranveer Singh announces Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the strokeplay expert of the Indian Cricket team

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The film ’83 starring Ranveer Singh has been in the buzz ever since director Kabir Khan confirmed the film. When the makers of the sports drama dropped its first poster featuring Ranveer Singh as the legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, the buzz around the film reached sky-high. Another still from the film where Ranveer pulled off his iconic Natraj shot made the cricket lovers go nuts. Now, the makers of the film are teasing the enthusiasts with new character posters from the film.

A while ago, Ranveer Singh shared the character poster of Tahir Raj Bhasin playing Sunil Gavaskar in the film. Now, the actor has disclosed another player from the ’83 Cricket team. Ranveer introduced actor Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth in his Instagram handle. Krishnamachari Srikkanth is the South Indian strokeplay sensation of the Indian Cricket Team. “IT’S CHIKA, MACHA !!! The Swashbuckling South Indian Strokeplay Sensation! Presenting @actorjiiva as #KrishnamachariSrikkanth! #ThisIs83”, Ranveer captioned his post.

’83, helmed by Kabir Khan, pays homage to Kapil Dev for his game-changing performance in the Cricket World Cup final held between India and West Indies in 1983. Besides, Ranveer Singh playing the lead role, the film boasts of a big star-cast starring Deepika Padukone as Romi Devi and other actors Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu, Amrita Puri, Sahil Khattar, and Tahir Raj Bhasin.

The film reproduces the legendary win on the screen through the lens of director Kabir Khan. It is slated to hit the silver screens on April 10, 2020.

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