3 March 2019 | Chandrasekar_V
A very genuinely documented journey of MI in IPL 2018 which deserves a watch.
What can you expect from this documentary series?
You would get to know each and every aspect that happens behind the scenes in a cricket team, which otherwise we don't get to know. We get to see the amount of work and research that goes into the auctions when the teams devise their strategies. We see the work ethic of the players and coaches during training sessions, how they manage and improve the players, especially youngsters. We witness the cultural, regional and linguistic differences within a team and how the management takes care of those issues. We also see how injuries have a big role in team selection and how the coaches balance the players' workloads, particularly for the important ones during injuries. Plus, we also see mini stories for each cricketer's journey in the sport from their childhood, explained by the stars themselves.
There were 2 things that impressed me the most with this series:
1. I got to see how things work behind the scenes and they paid a lot of attention to showing that with lesser amount of match highlights which people would have already seen.
2. It was a very genuinely documented journey of the team and not a tribute which heaped praise on one of the most successful IPL teams. In fact, 2018 was a below average year by their standards and all the reactions and emotions were genuinely captured, positive and negative. I really liked the positive ending where the team accepted their failures and decided to come back stronger as a unit the following year.
Overall, this is a series that should be given a watch by anyone who wishes to know and understand what happens within a cricket team, irrespective of whether you're a fan of MI or not.