Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (22)

Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian television show that revolves around the life of Indian cricketers. The show is hosted by the veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, who is an ardent fan of cricket. It is produced by IN10 Media Pvt. Ltd. and was aired on the television channel Epic from 2015 to 2016.

The show features interviews with renowned cricketers from India, who share their experiences and anecdotes from the field. The interviews are conducted in an informal and relaxed setting, with Naseeruddin Shah engaging the cricketers in a free-flowing conversation. The show also features archival footage of the cricketers in action, which adds to the nostalgia factor.

Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah is a one-of-its-kind show that blends cricket and entertainment seamlessly. It provides a fresh perspective on the lives of cricketers, who are often looked upon as stars on the field. The show attempts to demystify the lives of cricketers and showcase their human side, which is often ignored by the media.

The show is divided into 13 episodes, with each episode featuring a different cricketer. The first episode features the iconic Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, who shares his experiences from the famous 1983 World Cup win. Kapil Dev reveals how he trained his team to believe in themselves and work as a unit, which eventually led to their historic victory. He also talks about the challenges he faced as a captain and how he overcame them.

Other cricketers featured in the show include Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, and Anil Kumble, among others. Each episode is unique and provides an insight into the life and times of the cricketer. The show is a treat for cricket lovers, who get to see their heroes in a different light.

Apart from the interviews, the show also features interesting trivia about the cricketers, which is sure to entertain the viewers. For instance, did you know that Anil Kumble used to collect match tickets as a child, or that Sunil Gavaskar never wore a helmet during his playing days? These little-known facts add to the charm of the show and make it a memorable watch.

Naseeruddin Shah is a natural host and brings his own wit and charm to the show. His love for cricket is evident in his interactions with the cricketers, and he ensures that the show stays true to its objective of showcasing the human side of the cricketers. His easy-going nature and down-to-earth persona make the show a delightful watch.

The production values of the show are top-notch, with high-quality footage and crisp editing. The show has a nostalgic feel to it, with the archival footage taking viewers back in time. The music and sound effects used in the show are also top-notch and add to the overall viewing experience.

In conclusion, Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah is a must-watch for cricket lovers who want to get a unique perspective on their heroes. The show blends cricket and entertainment in a seamless manner and provides an insight into the lives of cricketers. Naseeruddin Shah's hosting skills and the high production values make it a memorable watch, and the show will leave you with a smile on your face.

Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on July 9, 2015.

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Glamour & Cricket
26. Glamour & Cricket
January 14, 2016
The bond between Cricket and Bollywood blossomed with Tiger Pataudi, a Nawab with panache and talent. Then, in the 80s, thanks to Sandeep Patil, glamour threatened to overpower the spirit of the game. Today, however, there is a balance, especially after the introduction of IPL, which has Bollywood stars owning and promoting cricket teams. Cricketers are also more conscious of their public image.
India's Blistering Batters
25. India's Blistering Batters
January 7, 2016
Indian batsmen are well-known for whacking boundaries from the pitch to the stands. The likes of Mushtaq Ali, the only Indian in the 1945 World XI, K. Srikkanth, Kapil Dev, who helped India win the cricket World Cup in 1983, and Yuvraj Singh, whose batting propelled India to victory in World Cup 2011. This episode celebrates the achievements of the most promising and blistering batsmen of India.
Beyond the Boundary
24. Beyond the Boundary
December 31, 2015
A tribute to the coaches, commentators, team managers, journalists, and others who through their hard work and dedication keep the love & spirit of cricket alive off the field and behind-the-scenes. A.F.S. Talyarkhan, India's 1st radio commentator; P.R. Man Singh, who owns a museum of cricket mementos and books; and Dr. Simon King who helped launch ESPNcricinfo are just some of those mentioned.
Glorious Comebacks
23. Glorious Comebacks
December 17, 2015
India's epic win in the West Indies in 1971 saw the re-emergence of two of its almost forgotten soldiers, irreplaceable Salim Durani and Dilip Sardesai. Mohinder Amarnath and more recently, Sourav Ganguly, were also known to stage comebacks, and rise like a phoenix from the ashes. This episode glorifies the players who personified the proverb, "cometh the hour, cometh the man".
Small Town Heroes
22. Small Town Heroes
December 10, 2015
The journey of players from humble backgrounds to pinnacles of success. Once a cricket fan from a small town, Nagpur-born C.K. Nayudu made his first-class debut in 1916 in the Bombay Triangular, and went on to become the first Indian Test captain. M.S. Dhoni. from Ranchi, Bihar, was christened "Captain Cool" and led the Men in Blue to win the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.
The Caribbean Affair
21. The Caribbean Affair
December 3, 2015
Douglas Jardine, the Caribbean player who debuted in the West Indies' maiden Test, was the captain of his side when England took on C.K. Nayudu's boys at Lord's in 1932. After playing their first Test series in Australia, India's first home series post-Independence was against the West Indies in 1948-49. Since then, the India-West Indies rivalry has become an intense affair.
Stylist Stroke Makers
20. Stylist Stroke Makers
November 26, 2015
Tales of the talented cricketers who may not have been considered the best Indian batsmen but their style and strike was envied by contemporaries. From Polly Umrigar to Jaisimha and Viswanath, to Azharuddin, these are the cricketers whose artistry with the bat left audiences craving more. In recent times, VVS Laxman and Rohit Sharma have been proclaimed part of this set.
Bastions of Indian Cricket
19. Bastions of Indian Cricket
December 24, 2015
The popularity of cricket in India started with the Parsis playing in gymkhanas in Bombay. Then the erstwhile princely states of Nawanagar, Baroda and Rajasthan caught on. Gradually, the game spread southwards to Hyderabad and Karnataka. Then came the dominance of sides like Delhi and Punjab, before smaller centers and erstwhile underdogs like Railways and Rajasthan started ruling the roost.
India's Cricketing Families
18. India's Cricketing Families
November 19, 2015
It seems cricketing prowess runs in families. The 1st Indian skipper C.K. Nayudu's brother C.S. also played, Lala Amarnath's sons Mohinder and Surender were Test centurions, Yograj Singh's son Yuvraj and Roger Binny's son Stuart have also worn blue. The Mankads, the Pataudis, the Gaekwads, the Roys, the Manjrekars, and the Gavaskars are other prominent Indian cricketing families.
Monikers of Indian Cricketers
17. Monikers of Indian Cricketers
November 12, 2015
India's greatest and most popular performers have had the most interesting nicknames. The Bradman of the East had a series of remarkable records during Indian cricket's early days. The Little Master helped fans worship the game, the Colonel , Haryana Hurricane, Prince of Kolkata, The Wall, Turbanator, and Captain Cool have been the architects of India's cricketing glory over the years.
Vital Victories
16. Vital Victories
November 5, 2015
The landmark victories of Indian cricket: the maiden Test win at Madras in 1952, the first overseas Test and Series victory against the Kiwis in 1967-68, the twin Test Series wins in West Indies and England in 1971, and the crowning glory - Kapil's Devils dethroning the invincible Caribbean side at Lord's. That historic triumph set the ball rolling for India's victories in ODI and T20 cricket.
Men of Steel
15. Men of Steel
October 29, 2015
Middle-order mainstays are the fulcrum of an inning. In the 1930s and 40s, India's middle order was shored up by Vijay Hazare. The next decades belonged to Vijay Manjrekar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri & Sanjay Manjrekar, before the Great Wall of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid, came along. These were the architects of some of India's best batting displays and helped the country win many matches.
Teenage Sensations
14. Teenage Sensations
October 22, 2015
A slew of talented Indian cricketers who showed their skills at an early age, Mushtaq Ali, Vijay Mehra, and Maninder Singh caught the fancy of Indian cricket lovers. Though the most famous Indian cricketing prodigy of all time was Sachin Tendulkar, who is part of cricketing folklore and a shining example of a teen sensation who went on to dominate world cricket for over two decades.
India vs Pakistan The Epic Raivalry
13. India vs Pakistan The Epic Raivalry
October 1, 2015
Brothers by geography but rivals by fate; Indo-Pak cricket matches pull a billion viewers. From 1951 when Pakistan toured India, the teams faced pressure to win but in the midst great friendships evolved.
India's Amazing All-Rounders
12. India's Amazing All-Rounders
September 24, 2015
Meet India's all-rounders. Beginning with the 1932 Test at Lords, bowler Amar Singh scored the first half century. Vinoo Mankad, Madan Lal and Kapil Dev followed his steps to set new goals for cricket.
Our Dynamic Wicket-keepers
11. Our Dynamic Wicket-keepers
September 17, 2015
Wicket-keepers are the core of the team who make or break the game. Meet India's finest, most talented wicket-keepers from Janardan Navle to Farokh Engineer and MS Dhoni.
Bravehearts of Indian cricket
10. Bravehearts of Indian cricket
September 10, 2015
Great cricketers have overcome injuries braving their way onto the field. Nari Contractor to Yuvraj Singh, a broken hip to cancer, these bravehearts personified the adage cometh the hour, cometh the man.
India in England
9. India in England
September 3, 2015
Turn back the clock to visit the cricketing relationship between India and England. The history rolls back to 1911 with the countries finest players, victories and losses to the present day game.
Stylist Left Handers
8. Stylist Left Handers
August 27, 2015
In early 20th century, there were few left-handed batsmen. In 1932 there was one left-hander in a squad of 18 to tour England. But times are changing. In India's 2015 World cup squad of 15 there were 4.
The Agents Of Change
7. The Agents Of Change
August 20, 2015
Indian Cricket has seen many inflection points. From a crisis to a triumph, a controversy to an experiment. For each of these crossroad moments, a towering personality made a path that changed the game.
India at the World Cup
6. India at the World Cup
August 13, 2015
A cricket hungry nation and world cup fever go hand in hand. Relive heart pounding victories and disappointing exits. From Kapil's devils, Dhoni's boys and Sachin's team live the moments with added trivia and quirky anecdotes.
Fantastic Pacers
5. Fantastic Pacers
August 6, 2015
Meet the world-class pacers from Indian cricket. Mohammad Nissar and Amar Singh from the pre-Independence era, Kapil Dev who stormed in and became the leading wicket-taker of his time in Tests, Javagal Srinath who showed the world that a fast bowler can be intimidating by his pace alone, and Zaheer Khan whose stood tall amongst his peers as India's finest left-arm seamer.
Patrons & Promoters
4. Patrons & Promoters
July 30, 2015
The nation's cricket fever rewinds into history. Go down memory lane with Naseeruddin Shah to see the evolution of the game with contributions from the British, the Maharajas and the masters themselves.
Spinners of India
3. Spinners of India
July 16, 2015
India has talented spinners who have bamboozled batsmen all over the world. The origins of these spinners hark back to the unknown quality of Baloo in the times of the Raj. While Vinoo Makand's left arm spin was the backbone of the team in the 40's & 50's, the spin 'quartet' dominated in the 60's & 70's. Tales of Bishan Singh Bedi, Chandrashekar, Anil Kumble & Harbhajan abound.
Our Glorious Openers
2. Our Glorious Openers
July 23, 2015
The role and approach of an opening batsman has evolved over the years. Back in the day, he had to steadily craft an innings and plot his game. India's most conservative and technical opener from the pre-Independence era, Vijay Merchant, was a master of this strategy. Today, the opener's role is to give the team a flying start. Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag exemplified this approach to opening.
Captain Of Our Destiny
1. Captain Of Our Destiny
July 9, 2015
Captaining the Indian cricket team is like leading a battle for the country. This episode tracks Indian Team Captains through the decades, on the journey to becoming World Champions. From the pre-independence Test Captain Col. C.K. Nayudu, through the days of Pataudi, and the leadership of Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar, to M.S. Dhoni lifting the World Cup for India, after a gap of 28 years.
Where to Watch Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah
Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah is available for streaming on the IN10 Media Pvt. Ltd. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    July 9, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (22)