The blue brigade of the Indian cricket team is aiming for the unique distinction of achieving number one status in all three formats of the game. At the centre stage of this ‘Mission #1’ is the captain- Virat Kohli, who is being backed by the broadcaster for the ongoing exciting home season.
The broadcaster has recently launched a film to promote the ongoing cricket season that includes team India recently concluded series against Australia, followed by New Zealand and Sri Lanka later in the year.
Star has captured in its new film captain Kohli on a mission to take the Indian Cricket team to the top spot in all 3 formats this home season. The skipper showcases his determination and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence. One of the most sought-after global sportspersons, Kohli’s discipline, relentlessness and unmatched drive has made him the leading ODI and T20I batsman in the world and an inspiration for legions of young fans in India.
The film takes the audiences through a day in the life of Virat Kohli, portraying his never-say-die attitude. It begins with Kohli waking up at the crack of dawn, driven by a commitment to his goals. His day begins at the gym, as he works out to stay focused and fit, and always aiming to better his last best performance. At the practice pitch, Kohli is seen hard at work honing his batting prowess, as the film calls-out his cricketing achievements. “When you’re ready to expend every ounce of your energy, all you need to do is Believe,” says Kohli, as the film concludes.
A Star India spokesperson said, “We, at Star Sports, constantly strive to raise the bar when it comes to showcasing world-class cricket, and bringing fans closer to the sport and its heroes. Virat Kohli embodies a commitment towards sport and fitness, which is evident in his relentless pursuit of excellence. Under his dynamic leadership, Team India is looking to dominate world cricket across all formats. We are confident that cricket fans across the country will join to cheer the men in blue as they reach their true potential in this exciting home season.”
India has already climbed to the top in ODI and Test cricket but to complete the ‘Mission #1’ they need to close in on the No.1 ranking in T20Is as well. However, a 1-1 draw in the series against Australia has not helped things for Team India. They remain at No. 5 in the ICC T20 rankings.
However, the upcoming series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka can have a chance for men in blue to grab the top spot across all three formats with their current form. India-New Zealand T20I series will start off on November 1. Prior to that, the two teams will also face-off in a three-match ODI series starting October 22.