Shahid Kapoor reveals he looked up to ‘these’ two players while preparing for ‘Jersey’

Shahid Kapoor’s brand new film Jersey is set to release in theatres on 31st December, 2022. It is the Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu film directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri which was a blockbuster film. In the film, Shahid Kapoor plays the role of a prodigious cricketer who left the playing due to health issues and had to return to playing due to unforeseen financial hazards in his life and also to fulfil the wish of his son.

Shahid Kapoor had to play cricket in the movie obviously and he went through a rigorous training process to perform his scenes himself. The actor revealed that during his training period, he looked upto MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for inspiration as he resonates with the passion of those two players a lot.

“As a batsman, there is no point in taking inspiration, because you will never be able to play as well as professional cricketers. But there is something about the presence and the personality of certain people which appeal to me,” Shahid Kapoor said.

“And I think MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are two batsmen who I felt have a certain aura when they walk onto the pitch.”

“Kapoor, who’s been plying his trade in the Indian film industry for over a decade, lauded Kohli and Dhoni for their immense passion and dedication towards the sport.”

“Those were two people that I saw a little bit before playing this guy (Arjun Talwar) because I connected with them not just as cricketers, but I connected with their passion for the sport. I could feel that every minute when they are on the ground and that is very inspiring to see in any sportsperson,” he concluded.