5 cricket movies to watch: The SportsRush present before you a list of five Bollywood movies which you can binge upon.
The outbreak of a “pandemic” in coronavirus has affected cricketing tournaments in more ways than one. Starting from the announcement of the sport being played behind closed doors, the current scenario sees all ongoing and future tournaments as postponed with not much clarity on when they will begin or if they will begin.
Visiting teams/players have all returned to their respective countries to be with their families in these testing times. Players such as New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan and England batsman Alex Hales are practicing self-quarantine as a preventive measure.
With the knockout stage of the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League getting postponed yesterday, all top-level cricket tournaments stand postponed around the globe.
Farewell, live cricket. See you again, soon hopefully 😔 pic.twitter.com/g29lUavyLS
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 17, 2020
With no live action at one’s disposal, below are five Bollywood movies around cricket which should aid you in killing time at home whilst social distancing.
5 cricket movies to watch
Director – Nagesh Kukunoor.
Writer – Nagesh Kukunoor.
Producer – Subash Ghai.
Cast – Shreyas Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Shweta Basu Prasad, Yatin Karyekar, Prateeksha Lonkar, Dilip Salgaonkar, Jyoti Joshi, Adarsh Balakrishna.
Streaming platform – Zee5.
Written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, ‘Iqbal’ is a story of a deaf and mute boy who aspires to play cricket for India. Frequently pulled down by an amalgamation of a lower middle-class family’s financial status and mentality, the movie portrays how the protagonist defeats all the odds to represent India.
Iqbal won the National Award for Best Film on Other Social issues. Naseeruddin Shah, who played the role of Iqbal’s coach/mentor, had won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor.