Over the years it has become evidently popular for filmmakers to re-create noteworthy lives on celluloid, and Bollywood has given us stunning biopics, of which some are based on the lives of sportspersons. In a country like ours where cricket is more than just a game, a film based on the life of a cricketer can get us all excited. This year we have two such eagerly awaited films, namely, Azhar and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. We surely look forward to these, but there are a few other cricketers whose biopics we would love to see. Here is a list:
1. Sachin Tendulkar
This is like stating the obvious. There probably has been no other sports personality with a career as magnificent and controversy-free and a life as inspiring. A film based on his life, could surely be a blockbuster.
2. Yuvraj Singh
Although the Arjuna Award winning cricketer has already released an autobiography titled ‘Test Of My Life’, it would be worth watching a film about his ups and downs, and his battle with cancer.
3. Sourav Ganguly
Dada has also had his share of triumphs and failures. Considered to be one of the most successful cricket captains, Ganguly’s leadership qualities, his betrayals, controversies and his celebration of a famous win at Lord’s could all make the perfect flick!
4. Rahul Dravid
Considered one of the greatest batsmen ever, Dravid has had an illustrious journey. His struggles, his innocent mistakes and him being one of the two batsmen to score 10,000 runs in a single batting position, sum up to make a fascinating flick.
5. Navjot Singh Sidhu
Paaji is known for his interesting personality, ‘sidhuisms’ and for being the first Indian batsman to score more than 5 centuries in one day. He has had his share of controversies – from being convicted for homicide to being banned from commentating in Bangladesh games. His life surely makes a masala flick.
6. Kapil Dev
Nicknamed ‘The Haryana Hurricane’, the toothy-smiled Kapil Dev is considered one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. His achievements and his time as an honorary Army Officer are enough to make an interesting film.
We surely would love to see these cricketers’ lives being brought to life on the silver screen. Don’t you agree?