Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan said he failed to follow his father Mansoor Ali Khan’s footsteps to become a cricketer as he was not gifted to be a sportsperson.
“I am a late bloomer. I sort of came into my own in my 30s, which I think was far too late for a cricketing career. I played school cricket. But I don’t think I have a God’s gift kind of natural genius that my father had or all our players have”, said Saif in an interview to an Indian media. He also hosted the Indian Premier League gala opening ceremony.
“It’s a gift which you can spot early on. By the time you are 10 or 11, people can see the genius in you. Your reflexes are better than most people. But I don’t think I had that gift. My gifts lie in other areas”, said the national award winning actor. He further added, “My father stopped playing international cricket when I was five-years-old but I have watched him play. I remember him as a stylish batsman but his greatest feat, of course, was playing with one eye, which is quite incredible”.
Recently at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015, well-known Bollywood actors performed live on-stage during the event. Kareena Kapoor’s ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor and current husband Saif Ali Khan was also part of the show.