Former captain Shoaib Malik might be making his way to the big screen soon.

Talking about his future plans while hosting a talk show with his wife, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, Malik expressed an interest in pursuing a career in acting. The all-rounder has already made his acting debut with the Pakistani film “Saya-e-Khuda-e-Zuljalal” in 2016, in which he played the role of a Pakistani soldier. Malik has also appeared in TV commercials in Pakistan. However, it is not clear if he intends to pursue acting as a full-time career or if he will continue to focus on cricket.

Malik made his acting debut with a guest appearance in Mahira Khan’s drama series “Baarwan Khiladi”.


“I can’t say yes or no right now. If any good project is offered, I will think about it. Maybe I do some good acting,” he hinted when asked about pursuing a career in showbiz.

While talkin about the controversy surrounding former seamer Shoaib Akhtar’s statement about national team skipper Babar Azam, Malik supported the former speedster.

“I have known Shoaib Bhai for a very long time. He gives blunt statements but never tries to hurt anyone,” Malik said.

He said that he believes that the “statement was taken wrongly” while it might have been said for “betterment”.


However, he added that in his view, English language shouldn’t be the criteria to judge someone.

Malik has also worked in the 2019 movie “Silsilay”, in which he played the lead role. Malik has also made special appearances in other Pakistani movies, including “Punjab Nahi Jaungi” and “Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2”.