Photos: 12 cricketers and their affair with the small screen
Yuvraj Singh; The stylish all-rounder shared experiences of his battle with cancer in a three-part series titled 'Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai'
Harbhajan Singh: The controversial Indian off-spinner has appeared in the dance reality show 'Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena', which he won with partner Mona Singh. The show, which paired a cricketer with an actress, also featured Sreesanth, Dinesh Kartik and Irfan Pathan among the current crop. In addition, the Turbanator was also part of the wrestling show, ‘Ring Ka King’
Vinod Kambli: Apart from doing a couple of films, Kambli also tried his hand at comedy with the stand up comedy show 'Comedy Circus 20-20'. Like Harbhajan, he too was a part of 'Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena', and also made an entry in the Bigg Boss house during season three
Ajay Jadeja: The former middle-order batsman appeared as a contestant on the dance show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' during the show inaugural season, and was also a judge on 'Comedy Circus 20-20'
Navjot Sidhu: Arguably the most ridiculed cricket commentator, Sidhu judged comedy shows like 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' and 'Funjabi Chak De'. In both the shows, his laughter was uncontrollable. He is well known for his appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'
Salil Ankola: While his international career never took off, Ankola has made a name for himself on the small screen with successful shows like ‘Karam Apna Apna’, ‘Ssshhhh...Koi Hai...’ and ‘Kora Kagaz’
Sanath Jayasuriya: The retired Sri Lankan opener appeared on the current season of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’
Andrew Flintoff: The retired all-rounder tried his hand at professional boxing. He was part of a three episode series, 'The Gloves are off...', which will be screened on English television later in the year. Pic/ AFP
Andrew Symonds: The controversial Aussie was a contestant in ‘Bigg Boss 5’
Former English cricketers Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash have both won BBC1’s dance show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. There were reports that Michael Vaughan is to feature in the current edition, but the former captain has denied the same. Pic/ AFP
Mike Whitney: The former Australian fast bowler hosted the reality show ‘Who Dares Wins’, and was also a referee on the Australian version of TV game show ‘Gladiators’. Pic/ AFP