Ganguly is 'The warrior Prince' in new docu-feature

Last Updated 26 March 2011, 09:47 IST

ESPN/STAR Sports network, the official broadcaster for the ongoing cricket World Cup, will broadcast the docu-feature on March 27.

The 80-minutes docu-feature, directed by Mitali Ghoshal who has been a cricket journalist herself, has Amitabh Bachchan lending his voice for narration in major parts of the film and has Ganguly's world-record holder partner in one-day cricket Tendulkar speaking about him.

Currently preparing for the semifinal of the World Cup, Tendulkar has recalled his feelings about the 2003 World Cup, when India reached the final in South Africa after a gap of 20 years.

"I have fond memories about 2003 world cup. Initially the team wasn't playing well but after two-three games we organised ourselves. "The team got momentum and we suddenly realized that we were in the final and that to a World Cup final. Those two months just flew by, as we all got together, trained hard and focused ourselves on the tournament. Sourav as the captain understood the strength and weakness of every individual and handled the team well," said Tendulkar.

The film has the Ganguly-Greg Chappell spat, which has been a much talked-about point in Indian cricket. Both Ganguly and Chappell have spoken about the issue and despite differences the Australian has stated, "Maybe I also could have done things differently."

Rahul Dravid will also have his share of say in the film. The 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga, Ponting have also shared their views in the film about various traits of Ganguly, both as a cricketer and captain.

Among his former teammates, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, will speak about the Ganguly in the film.

(Published 26 March 2011, 09:47 IST)

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