Irfan Khan, one of the most prolific actors in the Indian film industry, died on Wednesday morning. He was 53 years old. He lost the battle to cancer at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. He returned from London some time ago undergoing treatment. His fans know him as a well-known artist but very few know that his first love was cricket. Due to lack of just Rs 600, he could not join the CK Naidu Trophy. It is considered to be the first ladder to be included in under-23 tournament first class cricket.
In a 2014 interview, Irfan admitted that he wanted to become a cricketer at a young age. Apart from this, he was also selected for CK Naidu Trophy but due to the financial constraints he could not join it.
Irfan had said, ‘I used to play cricket and wanted to be a cricketer. I was an all-rounder. He was the youngest of his team in Jaipur. I wanted to pursue a career in this field. I got selected for CK Naidu Tournament. At that time I needed money and I did not understand how to ask for it at home. That day I decided that I would not make a future in cricket. I could not ask for 600 rupees at that time. ‘