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Biopics on cricketers inspire people, says Suresh Raina

Speaking from Poland where he is working on his cricket academy, Suresh Raina said biopics inspire people to do something for themselves and their country.

cricket Updated: Sep 22, 2016 07:32 IST
Samarth Goyal
Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina thinks biopics on cricketers inspire the country. (Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo)

Cricketer Gautam Gambhir might not “believe in biopics on cricketers,” but cricketer Suresh Raina believes biopics are a great way to tell the country about the lives of famous cricketers, who were “ordinary” before they started playing for India.

Speaking from Poland where Raina is working on his cricket academy, he said biopics will inspire people“to do something for themselves and their country.”

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The left-handed batsman says, “You never know the true story of why someone like a Tendulkar or a Dhoni became a cricketer. They too were simple just like anyone else, but they did something that made them famous. When a biopic gets made on the life of a cricketer, people get to know the struggles they went through to become icons for the country and the sport. For me, I am more excited about Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic than Dhoni paji’s. I followed Sachin since childhood and I am excited to know what sacrifices he made in his life to be who he is.”

He adds: “No one knows the complete truth. Based on the interviews or whatever comes on the television,you only know about someone’s life in bits and pieces. With a biopic, a fan will know what goes behind the scenes and get inspired to do something for themselves and the country.”

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Interestingly, the 29-year-old doesn’t see a biopic on him anytime soon. But he suggests that he has a few actors in mind who he thinks would be perfect to play him onscreen. “I am not sure someone should make a biopic on me right now. Main to abhi bhi khel hi raha hun (laughs). But, maybe, someone like a Sidharth Malhotra or Shahid Kapoor will be the perfect choice,” he says.

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