SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS – Available NOW on DVD and Digital Download – The World’s 5 Most Iconic Cricketers
James Erskine (One Night in Turin, Building Jerusalem) co-writes and directs this documentary about the life and career of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The film charts Tendulkar’s career from his first-class debut for Bombay at the tender age of 15, to becoming the highest runs scorer in the history of Test and ODI cricket. The documentary also gives insight into Tendulkar’s private life and includes interviews with his family as well as extensive contributions from Tendulkar himself.
Join us in celebrating the life and career of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS, which will be available on DVD and Digital HD from 4th December 2017. This insightful sports documentary tells us Tendulkar’s story from his career debut at the age of 15, to the amazing achievement at becoming the highest runs scorer in the history of Test and ODI cricket.
To celebrate the film’s release next month, we’ve taken a look back at some of the most iconic cricketers of all time...
The former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had his international debut in 1989, which introduced him as the “one to watch” in the world of cricket. Since then, he has had more than 30,000 international runs and accumulated numerous records setting him aside as one of the biggest names in sport. Sachin is also credited for championing the sport in his own country – leading India to be one of the most influential countries in the world of cricket. Nicknamed “God of cricket” and “Master Blaster”, Sachin has definitely made an important mark in the sport and established himself as not only a household name, but an icon to many cricket fans on a global scale.
Sir Don Bradman
Hailing from Australia, Sir Don Bradman, also known as “The Don”, was once recognised as the greatest batsman of all time. Until Sachin Tendulkar came into the world of cricket and swept away multiple records, Bradman was the ultimate icon with a batting average of 99.94. With a career spanning two decades through the 1930s and 1940s, “The Don” amassed multiple records and is still known to this day for being coined one of the greatest sporting legends of the 20th century.
Sir Garfield Sobers is a former cricketer, and was considered to be the sport’s greatest all-rounder. Starting his amazing career at 16, Sobers saw himself playing for the West Indies for two decades between 1954 and 1974 - ultimately being the team’s captain in 1965. Sobers was named one of the five most prominent cricket players of the 20th century and was awarded multiple titles. Not only was he named one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados, he also received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1975.
With a career spanning almost three decades, Sir John Berry Hobbs was an English cricketer known for his incredible batting skills. His nickname “The Master”, shows how much respect and admiration he had amongst cricket fans for his skills on the field. Furthermore, Hobbs had the honor of being the first professional cricketer to be knighted, in 1953. There is no doubt that during his career, Hobbs was one of the leading names in this supreme sport.
The former Australian cricketer is commonly known for being one of the greatest bowlers in the game. Officially retiring from international cricket in 2008, Warne couldn’t let go and was signed as the captain for the Rajasthan Royals, and later represented the Melbourne Stars. Nowadays, he tends to make up his time commentating on the sport. Warner, or Warnie as some refer to him, is iconic for his mastery of leg spin to which some fans even consider as art. There is no doubt that Shane Warner is one of the biggest names in the modern world of cricket.
SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS IS AVAILABLE ON DVD & DIGITAL HD NOW