West Indies player Malcolm Marshall’s son, Mali to portray his father in Ranveer Singh’s 83

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First Published 15, Apr 2019, 5:49 PM IST
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West Indies player Malcolm Marshall son Mali to portray his father in Ranveer Singh 83
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After Chirag Patil, who has stepped into the shoes of his dad and cricketer Sandeep Patil, West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall’s son, Mali has been roped in to play his father in Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83

Mumbai: Ranveer Singh’s upcoming sports drama, 83 is grabbing headlines for many reasons. Recently we saw some images from the sets of the movie in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. 

The movie tells the story of India’s first cricket World Cup win in 1983. Team India led by Kapil Dev had defeated West Indies by 43 runs around 36 years ago. Ranveer has already revealed the first look of the reel team which will essay the roles of the cricket stalwarts.

The movie is again in the news because of another addition after Chirag Patil, who has stepped into the shoes of his dad and cricketer Sandeep Patil. We are talking about the West Indies player Malcolm Marshall’s son, Mali, who will be playing his late father.

A source close to leading daily Mumbai Mirror revealed the same as Mali is a fast bowler and a middle-order batsman like his father and suited the part perfectly.” This is being done to keep the film realistic. Director Kabir Khan reportedly is also in talks with sons of other famous West Indian players.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LEGEND!🏏👑 #KapilDev @83thefilm #blessed #journeybegins @kabirkhankk

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Mirror report further suggests, “Kabir has also approached the sons of other famous West Indian players and talks with them are on, including fast bowler Carl Greenidge, son of Gordon Greenidge. The team is also looking for players who will represent Team England who played India in the semifinals.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Workin’ the #NatrajShot 🏏with the Man Himself #KapilDev 👑 @83thefilm #blessed #journeybegins @kabirkhankk

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Confirming the same, director Kabir Khan told leading tabloid, “Yes we are thrilled to have Mali Marshall, son of the legend Malcolm Marshall play the role of his father. Not only does he look like his father but his bowling action is also exactly like him. As we all know, Malcolm Marshall was part of the fearsome West Indies quartet of pace bowlers—Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Andy Roberts.” 

In Dharamshala, the real players of ‘83 team like Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath and Yashpal Sharma dropped by on the sets. Take a look that the pictures 
 

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