Bollywood and cricket have a story of their own. Continuing the same love and passion, online streaming giant Netflix recently announced its first Indian sports documentary, titled, Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians. The eight-part series is scheduled to premiere on March 1, this year.
Produced by Conde Nast Entertainment, the docu-series will follow the journey of three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (in 2013, 2015 and 2017). The series will also feature on how they sought to defend their 2017 IPL crown, according to reports.
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The series documents the unseen action, both on and off the field, starting with the 2018 IPL auction, when the entire team was re-organised, and closes with the end of their IPL campaign. Apart from their team spirit and profession pressure, the series will also showcase how the players handle expectation of millions of people emotionally.
While Mumbai Indians was the first team to win the title thrice, Chennai Super Kings matched that feat with 2010, 2011 and 2018 wins.
It documents highly personal journeys of the young and talented team, led by Captain Rohit Sharma, owners Nita and Akash Ambani as well as the brilliance of their coach - Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene.
The motto of the team reads, “Duniya Hila Denge Hum (We will rock the world)”. The executive producers of this docu-series are Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Jeremy Finn, Jamie Stewart and James Maby.