Bollywood and cricket going hand in hand is no rocket science. The love affair between the two has been there for a long time and it continues to grow. Keeping the history in mind, popular online streaming platform Netflix is the latest to join the bandwagon as they will be coming up with sports documentary titled ‘Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians’. The eight-part series will air from March 1, 2019.
Sleepless nights? Nervous nail biting? Screaming at your screen?
If you’ve experienced any or all of these symptoms you might have Cricket Fever, premieres 1st March. pic.twitter.com/Ujl1tq6Els
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) February 5, 2019
The series will have the unseen action, both on and off the field, of the three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions starting with the 2018 IPL auction when the entire team was re-organized at the conclusion of ten years of the cash-rich league.
The documentary will show how the players and the entire team deal with the pressure and how the players handle the expectations of millions of people emotionally connected with the game.
Mumbai Indians are owned by Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani and son Akash Ambani. Rohit Sharma leads the men in blue on the field and along with legendary Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene, made history by becoming the first team to win the title thrice. Since then, Chennai Super Kings have also matched that feat with title wins in 2010, 2011 and 2018.
The series has been produced by Condé Nast Entertainment, the executive producers are Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Jeremy Finn, Jamie Stewart and James Maby.