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The year 2016 has been the year of biopics on the lives of cricketers. In May, the biopic on former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin came out. It was a much anticipated movie as Azhar was a popular character, both on and off the field. He led India in three consecutive World Cups and for the most part on the 90s’ while off the field, his affair with actress Sangeeta Bijlani was the talking point. However, the biggest incident that pertains to his life was his involvement in match-fixing, which eventually led to his ouster from the game.

A lot of people found ‘Azhar’ as the cricketer’s attempt to get his name cleared from the mess and hence, bombed at the box office. Next up is ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, which is slated for a September 30. Based on the life of yet another Indian captain, this biopic is expected to set the box office on fire as MS Dhoni has largely had a controversy-free career and also as he continues to play the game. An now, amid all the hype and hoopla of this upcoming biopic, we get to hear about yet another biopic, albeit not on an Indian cricketer’s life.

Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist too has thrown his hat in the biopic-ring. The explosive southpaw has suggested a wishlist of actors he would like to reprise his role if there were ever a film to be made on his life. Gilchrist, who was in India last month to promote Australian tourism, said that George Clooney from Hollywood and Hrithik Roshan from Bollywood would be his top choices for the biopic on his life. His statement came on the sidelines of a promotional event.

“I’m not even for a moment suggesting that I’m as good looking as Clooney, but I think he brings to the table a level of sophistication and suave that I quite like. From Bollywood, it would be nice to have someone as good looking as Hrithik Roshan to play me,” he said with a laugh in an interview with Economic Times. Both Clooney and Hrithik are known for their good looks. While Clooney has been a heart-throb for a long time now, Hrithik’s ‘Greek-God-like’ looks make any girl go weak in her knees. It will be interesting what take these actors will have on Gilchrist’s wish.

One of the greatest wicketkeepers of all time, Gilchrist had unexpectedly announced his retirement from international cricket in January 2008 in the middle of a series against India. He had an illustrious career and achieved feats which can easily make others envious. He returned to cricket the same year though, as he opted to play in the inaugural season of Indian Premier League (IPL). He later went on to play and coach Bollywood actress Preity Zinta’s team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Wonder if the pretty actress finds a role in this cricketer’s biopic!