Pankaj Tripathi on how '83' made him a cricket fan

Actor Pankaj Tripathi he says he was never attracted to Cricket but after working on Kabir Khan The next director '83' cannot get the spirit of the game out of his system.

The film will narrate the story of Indian Cricket team's victory in the World Cup final in 1983. Pankaj plays Man Singh, manager of the Indian Cricket team back then.

"You'd think who doesn't like Cricket in India? Well I didn't but I was drawn in by the game when I started shooting this film. Everyday I would see these boys Ranveer (Singh), Saqib (Saleem), Tahir (Raj Bhasin) and others working so hard. They were being trained by the legends of the sport, said Pankaj.

I was in training camp when I interacted with the players of the original team that I was amazed at. When I said yes to the movie, it was because the story resonated with me. A team that nobody had hope for went to win laurels for the country. It is the spirit of the story that I could not avoid and now it is also the spirit of the game that I cannot get out of my system. Now I have started watching matches and India's recent victory makes me personally proud and happy, he added.