PHOTOS: Meet KKR’s Chulbul Pandey and Rowdy Yadav

Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) camp is never short of entertainment; on the field or off it. They are one of the most explosive and entertaining sides in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and their Instagram handle further ensures their fans and followers are remain amused even when the team is not in action. READ MORE: Tony Cozier: Voice of West Indies cricket for over half a century


KKR’s official Instagram handle have taken a compelling turn by reinstating their players with the Bollywood and Tollywood stars in their blockbuster movies. Andre Russell’s Andrebali was just the beginning.

In their latest re-casting, Manish Pandey is posing as ‘Chulbul Pandey’ and playing the lead role of Salman Khan in ’Dabbang’. The movie is being named as ‘Manish’ as the elegant right-handed batsman is an impact player and can win games on his day single-handedly.

“Hum yahan ke Robinhood hai … Robinhood Pandey” #BollywoodKnights #AmiKKR

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In another interesting picture, Suryakumar Yadav replaces Akshay Kumar in 2012 blockbuster Rowdy Rathore, of course, the movie had to be re-christened as Rowdy Yadav. Rightly so, as his improvisation on the field has been canny and out of the box.

Jo SKY bolta hai woh SKY karta hai, Jo SKY nahi bolta, Woh SKY definitely karta hai. #BollywoodKnights #AmiKKR

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KKR are currently placed at the third position in the points table and are one of the toughest contenders for making it to the play-offs.