The team of '#ChiyaanVikram58' officially welcomed Irfan Pathan on board from their Twitter handle and renowned trade analyst Taran Adarsh too confirmed it. When quizzed about this, Irfan stated that "When the director approached me, my first question was, 'Why me?'. He explained that the role suited me perfectly and that they were keen on casting me". He added that language won't be a problem as he spent quality time playing in Chennai for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
This 34-year-old who is currently a coach of the Kashmir Ranji team and a commentator will join the team once the shooting starts. Vikram will be seen in several different characters in this film produced by Lalith Kumar and AR Rahman will be composing the music. After Sreesanth, another cricketer comes in front of the camera.