The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyday human life including the sporting activities which have been called until further notice. Cricket has also witnessed all the major events called off or postponed including the Indian Premier League. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had postponed the cash-rich league until April 15 which was slated to begin from March 29.
Last week, India’s ODI series against South Africa was called off. England also cancelled their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka before Australia called off their ODI and T20I series against New Zealand.
Bangladesh decided the same with their last leg of Pakistan tour while Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also called off the Pakistan Super League just before the semifinal as the pandemic continued to surge across the globe.
With all the exciting events cancelled, the cricket fans across the globe are having a tough time as they have nothing to watch. As we wait for the COVID-19 to end, the lovers of the game can watch a few movies based on the game.
Here is the list of five movies you can watch while the COVID-19 pandemic ends:
1. Iqbal –
The plot of the movie covers the struggles of this unusual cricketer to manages to achieve his dreams. It will work as a motivation for everyone who dreams big. Produced by Subhash Ghai and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the movie has Shreyas Talpade as the lead.
2. MS Dhoni – The Untold Story
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports film written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. It is based on the life of former India skipper MS Dhoni, who belongs from Ranchi. The film chronicles the life of Dhoni from a young age through a series of life events.
3. Fire in Babylon
Fire in Babylon is a 2010 British documentary film about the record-breaking West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s. Featuring stock footage and interviews with several former players and officials, including Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards and Andy Roberts, the film was written and directed by Stevan Riley and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary
4. Sachin: A Billion Dreams
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a 2017 Indian documentary sports film directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Shrikant Bhasi under the banners 200 NotOut Productions and Carnival Motion Pictures. The film is a documentary on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. It captures Tendulkar’s cricket and personal life in substantial detail, as well as reveals a few aspects of his life which have never been heard of or seen before.
Lagaan is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language epic sports film written & directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, produced by Aamir Khan. The story revolves around a small village whose inhabitants, burdened by high taxes, find themselves in an extraordinary situation as an arrogant officer challenges them to a game of cricket as a wager to avoid the taxes. The narrative spins around this situation as the villagers face the arduous task of learning the alien game and playing for a result that will change their village’s destiny.