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Mumbai Indians Bowler & Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Kai Po Che’ Co-star Digvijay Deshmukh Reacts To Actor’s Death

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden death at his Mumbai home has left Bollywood and cricket fraternity in shock. Sushant had played the role of a cricketer in a couple of movies. The actor had made his debut with 2013 Bollywood movie ‘Kai Po Che’ in which he played the role of a cricket coach. In 2016, Sushant portrayed MS Dhoni in his biopic with perfection.

In the movie ‘Kai Po Che’ Sushant Singh Rajput trains talented young boy Ali played by Digvijay Deshmukh who is now a real-life cricketer and set to play for Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai-based IPL franchise had bough the fast bowler in 2020 Auction for his base price 20 Lakh rupees.

Mumbai Indians Pacer Reacts To Shushant Singh Rajput’s Death

The death of his ‘Kai Po Che’ co-star has left the bowler in shock. During the shoot of the movie, Digvijay Deshmukh had made a bond with the late actor. Deshmukh reveals that likewise movie Sushant wanted him to be a successful cricketer in real life. 

“He was passionate about cricket. On the last day of shoot, I had promised him I’d not meet him till I became a decent level cricketer. This year, when I got selected to play for Mumbai Indians, I decided to meet him but then the lockdown happened and now he is no more,”

The 22-year old wanted his reel cricket mentor Sushant Singh Rajput to see him playing for Mumbai Indians in IPL. “I wish the lockdown wouldn’t have been there, at least then I would have been able to fulfil the promise I made to him. I failed to do so.”

The Pune pacer has a regret of never meeting the actor after the movie. Even he had an opportunity to meet him when Sushant visited his city Pune for a shooting schedule of ‘MS Dhoni -The Untold Story’ movie but for keeping his promise he didn’t go to meet him. “Even then I did not meet him because I wanted to keep the promise. I regret it,” he says.

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