Ranveer Singh’s ’83 The film’, which is a biopic of former cricketer Kapil Dev has a new addition to its cast. This time, it is Chirag Patil – the actor and entrepreneur who has big boots to fill as he essays the role of his father, former cricketer Sandeep Patil in the Indian cricket team!
Sandeep Patil was a middle-order batsman in the ’83 cricket team – the team that created cricketing history in the World Cup finals. “The man who played the world cup with broken ribs,” as the caption on Instagram claimed – a huge achievement for any cricketer! With this announcement, the star cast of the team is finally complete. Sandeep Patil, who is Chirag’s father, actually penned down a very emotional letter to his son, wishing him luck.
“As a father, I have never been more thrilled than when you broke this news to me. I wouldn’t have anyone else play this part than my own son,” said Sandeep Patil in the encouraging letter. “Believe in yourself, and your talent. Always remember that there is no substitute for hard work and no shortcut to victory. If you have self-belief, you can weather any storm.”