Former WWE star Dwayne Johnson, who is starring in Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle, said cricket is India’s national passion and MS Dhoni was one its megastars.
Dwayne Johnson loves his Indian fans and their obsession with cricket. The Hollywood actor said he would love to get on the field and try his hand at the sport someday.
As part of a promotional activity for his forthcoming film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’, Johnson spoke about cricket in a video, read a statement.
The 45-year-old wrestler-turned-actor, whose film “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” is slated to be released in India on December 29, said in a video that he was going to deal with another “adventure” to reciprocate the love of his amazing fans here.
When he was shown an umpire signalling ‘out’ for the batsman, the actor answered, “You are number one”. After being told the right answer, he asked his fans to bear with him.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) December 24, 2017
When shown a ‘third umpire’ signal, he said, it means, “It is impossible to fit your handsomeness and sexiness into one box.” For the ‘no-ball’, he replied, “Hey Rock, your millions and millions of your India fans are that way.
When shown the signal for a ‘six’, according to Johnson, it meant, “Who loves The Rock? We do!” which he likened to the home run in baseball terminology, which is the national game of the US.
The former WWE star then went on to play another game, ‘What’s it called with Dwayne Johnson?’.
Interestingly, the actor got all the answers right.
He was shown MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot, the ramp shot and a slow bouncer delivery.
Johnson said, “It’s a sport that I would love to try in the field at some point. I wish the Indian team all the best in their upcoming challenges and to all my amazing fans.”
The clip was played on Star Sports during India versus Sri Lanka final T20 match.
“Jumanji…” also stars Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillian, among others.