Five cricketers who deserve a biopic

Biopics on cricketers has become a trend now days. Movies depicting the life history of cricketers are equally competing with the commercial movies and today we discuss about five Indian cricketers who deserves a biopic before anyone does.

Kapil Dev

Coming from a modest background in India, Kapil Dev was the first Indian World Cup winning captain. India's premier fast bowler in the 80's, Kapil was named as the Indian cricketer of the century by Wisden in 2002. His rise at the helm of Indian cricket, alleged differences with opener Sunil Gavaskar, match fixing allegation, involvement with the rebel Indian Cricket League and leading India to the World Cup glory makes him well deserving of a biopic.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh led India to two of their biggest victories (ICC World T-20 2007,ICC Cricket World Cup 2011) with his bat. He was on a rampage in India's World T-20 triumph with hitting Broad for six sixes in an over and destroying Australia with his blistering half century in the semi final, Yuvraj truly justified his tag of a match winner. In 2011 he raised the bar further up by ending the tournament with 362 runs and 15 wickets which earned him award of the man of the tournament. But before the Country could laud his performances in the mega event they were rattled by the news of him being down with cancer. His battle with the deadly disease, return to Indian team and being blamed for the World T-20 loss in 2014 can be documented to make a blockbuster biopic.

Sourav Ganguly

The credit for the evolvement of Indian cricket should solely should be given to the Prince of Calcutta, Sourav Ganguly. Jolted by the match fixing allegations, Sourav Ganguly was handed the reigns of the team that was in tatters.

Having the tag of poor visitors, Ganguly taught team India to win overseas as he led India to famous wins in Australia, England. Under his captaincy players like Sehwag, Yuvraj, Zaheer and Harbhajan bloomed as they became the face of Young India. His contribution to Indian cricket and alleged differences with coach Greg Chappell which saw him being dropped from the team can be summed up for an epic biopic.

Anil Kumble

A discipline man, who originally was an engineer but sticked to cricket because of his passion for the game, Kumble is one of the greatest cricketer to ever step onto a cricket field. Being the third highest wicket taker in the history of the game, the spinner won more hearts than wickets in his career. Weather its his 10 wicket haul against Pakistan in a match or his differences with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli which saw him stepping down from the position of the Indian head coach, Kumble is one individual who deserve a biopic ahead of any other individual.

Rahul Dravid

Also known as the 'Wall' , Rahul Dravid contribution to Indian cricket can never be evaluated. Despite of being criticized for being too slow with the bat, Dravid won numerous games for India. From captaining the Indian team to coaching the youngsters as a coach, Dravid biopic should be blockbuster at the box office.


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