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Sunny Deol loves sports, considers himself a sportsman

Actor-director Sunny Deol, who is known for his macho image, also loves sports and considers himself to be a sportsman.

Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol

About cricket, Sunny said: "(Younger brother) Bobby (Deol) has been into it since several years... he enjoys it and does lot of training for it and is very good. So we often work out, or play badminton and squash. We don't talk about cricket. I'm a sportsman in a way and want to play all sports."

He was interacting with media persons at an event for the Box Cricket League Punjab.

Bobby plays cricket for the Sohail Khan-owned team Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League and Sunny was recently in Ahmedabad to watch his match.

Considering brothers often get competitive playing against each other, Sunny said when they played badminton, there would be conflicts between them about whether the shuttle is in or out. One of them would leave the game in protest during the fight, but would come back again.

"Fighting is normal while playing. That's what sports is all about. That's why I love sports."

Regarding his own cricketing skills, he said that he was active during his school days but post that, he has played cricket only on few occasions. "I was a player who could hold a bat, and I knew that when the ball comes, you have to hit in a particular way. Either I would hit it well or I would be out if I missed it. And even in bowling, I would throw it with full force, it'd either go to the batsman or would be wide."

Sunny will be next seen in the film "Ghayal Once Again" where he'll be returning to direction after "Dillagi" (1999). "In a way, it is also my beginning since I am returning. You can see that I have been roaming around everywhere. Now no one can say that I did not do promotions for my film," he said.

He also denied that the film was ever titled "Ghayal Returns". "You keep changing it, I haven't done it. I have been making the film since three years and since that time I have been saying that it is Once Again, but you don't enjoy till controversies don't happen," he told media persons.

"Ghayal Once Again" will hit the screens on February 5.

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