Cricbuzz launches web series on Indian cricket stars

MUMBAI: Times Group owned digital cricket platform Cricbuzz has launched an original series ‘Spicy Pitch’. 

Digging into the lives of Indian cricket stars, Spicy Pitch is a series that showcases cricketing superstars recounting their lives in their own words – "Apni Kahaani, Apni Zubaani".

What makes the series unique is that the audience will get to see the supporting cast behind these superstars. This Cricbuzz Original Series features the players, along with their families and friends who talk about their early life and ascent to the top as a cricketer. The show humanizes celebrities that fans have admired from a distance and reveals different flavours of their lives by showing real and relatable stories from their past.

Commenting on the show, Cricbuzz CEO Pankaj Chhaparwal said: “With Spicy Pitch, we want to inspire people by bringing the spotlight on what goes behind the making of a successful cricketer. We have tried to humanize the cricketing superstars with firsthand and authentic stories of their lives. I would like to thank the entire team whose efforts have made a simple idea to turn into a unique show that will bring fans closer to their beloved players.”

With this show, Cricbuzz expands its commitment of adding value to the fan-driven world of cricket. Produced under the banner of Trojan Horse Media, the 20-episode series will feature some of the biggest names in present-day Indian cricket like Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer among other celebrated players.

Trojan Horse Media Founder & CEO Pratik Mazumder said: “At Trojan Horse Media, we strive to bring out meaningful stories and content that not only excites but also inspires, educates, and entertains. Spicy Pitch is an endeavour at capturing our understanding of Indian audiences and heartwarming true stories of the struggle of iconic cricketers. Trojan Horse Media is thankful to Cricbuzz for enabling it to bring such a unique narrative style of content and expects that the series furthers Cricbuzz’s dominance in telling cricketing stories.”

Cricbuzz Senior Video Producer Shirshendu Roy, who has worked extensively on this show, said, “We at Cricbuzz pride ourselves on being a platform for the finest cricketing stories. We are confident that this show will make fans fall further in love with their favourite stars.”

With Spicy Pitch, Cricbuzz builds on its success with its flagship match analysis show Cricbuzz Live and furthers its ambitions in the OTT space. The teaser of the show was out on Tuesday and it has already released the first episode on 15th February. Available on Cricbuzz and its social media platforms, Spicy Pitch is planned to have a new release every Saturday.