Salil Ankola caps it with a surprise gift

Updated: 01 December, 2017 15:05 IST | A Correspondent |

Salil Ankola, the India pacer-turned-actor, is a fitness freak

Salil Ankola, the India pacer-turned-actor, is a fitness freak. Yesterday, Ankola, 49, got home from a gym workout to discover a special gift waiting for him - the Mumbai Ranji Trophy cap which the Mumbai Cricket Association, as part of the 500th Ranji Trophy match celebrations, has prepared for their players.

Salil Ankola
Salil Ankola

"Absolutely nostalgic and a matter of pride. Donned this cap after 20 years. Thanks MCA," wrote Ankola on his Facebook page. "Planning to bowl again?" asked left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan, to which the handsome Ankola replied: "Ha. (I) wish Irfan Pathan mate. This is only TOPI." Ankola made his Test debut for India as a Maharashtra player before moving to Mumbai.

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First Published: 01 December, 2017 14:14 IST

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