Former Australia captain Steve Waugh applauds Indian captain Virat Kohli and feels that he is like a “modern-day hero” who represents the “new attitude of India” and ensured that nothing is impossible.
In a 60-minute documentary named, “Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh in India”, the Australian great has said that fans love Virat Kohli for his fearless attitude and agressive nature.
“What they love about Kohli is that it’s like the new attitude of India, get stuck in, don’t be intimidated. Take everything on and anything is achievable and possible. But he’s like the modern-day hero,” Waugh was quoted as saying in a media release after the documentary launch.
Steve Waugh further added that he was always loved how the people in the country celebrated cricket. “Capturing Cricket is especially very near to my heart as it covers two of my passions i.e. cricket and photography,” he said. “Since, my first visit to India in 1986, I was always fascinated by how the locals celebrated the sport of cricket.”
However, the documentary will show every essence and love for the game in the country through the lens of the former legend on discovery+. It is also noteworthy that, renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has narrated the documentary. While it was directed by Nel Minchin, Mithila Gupta has written it as well.
The documentary also features the interviews of batting great Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, along with former Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist and former Australian women’s all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar. However, this documentary also shows Waugh’s passion for photography and his love for India’s cricketing culture since his first tour to the country way back in 1986.
While remembering his initial days, Tendulkar said in the documentary, “I played all my school cricket on those maidans and it becomes sometimes difficult to figure out who is fielding for which team and then to find gaps became more challenging.”
“We had to be dead sure that this is a single available between point and cover fielder. It just helped you to find gaps. I remember after that when I went to these big stadiums it became easy for me to find gaps,” he further added.