Five cricket movies to watch in the absence of matches amid coronavirus outbreak

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The sporting world is engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all ongoing and upcoming cricketing events to be suspended.


It is advised to stay home and healthy, avoiding contact with anything external, which might create the risk of transmission.

However, here is a list of five movies based on cricket to watch in the absence of matches amid the coronavirus outbreak:


Lagaan

Lagaan. (Image Source: News18)

One of the most iconic films on cricket, which was released in the early 2000s, received some severe adulation in India as well as abroad. The colonial theme of the film perfectly blends into the nationalist element in the story employing cricket.

Starring Aamir Khan, the movie is undoubtedly a multi-time watch with its edge of the seat, nail-biting ending.

MS Dhoni – The Untold Story

MS Dhoni. (Image Source: Hotstar)

This is a biopic of one of the biggest stars in the Indian cricket ever produced, and his journey from a modest background to becoming one of the most successful captains the world has ever seen.


The story throws light on how Dhoni against all odds, turned around his fate, chasing his dream of playing for the country.

Sachin – A Billion Dreams

Sachin Tendulkar. (Image Source: India Today).

The movie is based on the superstar who changed Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, and his tale of greatness from day one until he decided to hang up his boots.

A Billion Dreams encapsulates all the massive achievements in his glittering 24-year old career, going on to post a monumental 100 hundreds.


Iqbal

Iqbal. (Image Source: Google)

Unlike the glitz and glamour in the cinemas above, Iqbal is a subtle story of a deaf and dumb aspiring cricketer from rural India who chased his far-fetched dream of representing the nation.

The emotional story encompasses all the intricacies in his relationship with the coach and family. Years of training and toil as a bowler enabled him to achieve his dream of playing for his country finally.

Azhar

Azhar. (Image Source: Dailymotion)

As opposed to the protagonist in shades of white, the movie ‘Azhar’ is dedicated to former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin and his involvement in the match-fixing. The film will throw light on the grey areas during the illustrious career of the graceful batsman.


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