Australian legend Steve Waugh captures India’s cricketing passion

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Crazy cricket fans in India can now watch the passion for the sport in the country through the lense for former Australian skipper Steve Waugh.

Discovery+ has brought to the cricket crazy nation the documentary, ‘Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh in India’. The 60-minute docudrama captures the very essence and undying love for the game in the country through the lens of Waugh – the mastermind behind Australia’s golden age of cricket.

‘Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh in India’ documents the former Australian cricket captain’s journey in India through nine major cities capturing cricket’s deep-rooted love and culture in the country.

Narrated by ace cricket presenter Harsha Bhogle, the documentary also includes perspectives from Indian cricket legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and ICC Cricket Hall of Fame inductee Lisa Sthalekar among others.

The documentary is directed by award-winning director Nel Minchin and written by Mithila Gupta.

The story of the documentary revolves around Waugh’s passion for photography and his fascination for India and its cricketing culture since his first international tour in 1986.

Over three decades and numerous cricket tours later, Waugh heads back to take on a new challenge – to discover the true spirit of cricket and understand its unique capacity to unite.

Flanked by a mentor, Magnum photographer Trent Parke, and good friend Jason Brooks, Waugh trails the country with his camera in hand, across nine major cities documenting India’s love for the game which is equivalent to a religion.

Crafted from candid, observational footage from the trip and interviews this docu-series explores Steve’s relationship with cricket and uncovers why India means so much to one of the world’s most revered cricketers.

“Capturing Cricket is especially very near to my heart as it covers two of my passions i.e. cricket and photography. Since, my first visit to India in 1986, I was always fascinated by how the locals celebrated the sport of cricket,” says Waugh.

“My recent journey visiting Taj Mahal, Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Maharajah Lakshmi Vilas Palace, HPCA Stadium, Oval Maidan, as well as locations around Delhi and Kolkata, gave me stories and lifetime memories. I am positive that when the fans in India watch the documentary, they will be able to feel the very emotion of the journey.”

‘Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh in India’ is now streaming on discovery+.