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Sachin: A Billion Dreams - Will it inspire Indian cricket team at Champions Trophy?

From Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ajinkya Rahane, members of the Indian cricket team, travelling to UK for the ICC Champions Trophy, lauded Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic - “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” - after its premiere on Wednesday.

cricket Updated: May 25, 2017 17:46 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar greets former Indian cricket team skipper MS Dhoni during a special screening of the movie 'SACHIN:A BILLION DREAMS in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Sachin Tendulkar greets former Indian cricket team skipper MS Dhoni during a special screening of the movie 'SACHIN:A BILLION DREAMS in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Prodip Guha)

A galaxy of stars descended at a Versova theater on Wednesday night as legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ was premiered, a day before it hits screens worldwide.

(Read | Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, MS Dhoni at special screening of Sachin: A Billion Dreams)

From Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to Virat Kohli to Anushka Sharma, celebrities from every field had gathered to be a part of the most-awaited sports film of the year.

(Photo Gallery | Bollywood stars and cricketers converge at premiere of Sachin: A Billion Dreams)

The current players of the Indian team were also present, and perhaps there couldn’t have been a better source of inspiration for them before they fly away to England for the upcoming Champions Trophy.

Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar pose at the screening of “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”. (Prodip Guha)

Opener KL Rahul, who posted a picture with Tendulkar on Twitter lauded the former batsman as an inspiration and said he had goosebumps while watching the movie.

Shikhar Dhawan, who has also opened with Rahul on the top a few times, echoed his views.

Mumbai lad Ajinkya Rahane kept it short and simple, praising the legend for inspiring a number of cricketers.

Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, too, was among those who had attended the event.

There were others as well like AR Rahman, who has composed music for the biopic, former captain MS Dhoni, Amir Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya among those who had attended the event.

(Read | Sachin Tendulkar launches trailer of his biopic - Sachin: A Billion Dreams)

Yuvraj Singh even clicked a fan-boy selfie with Tendulkar but the most iconic picture of the night was of Tendulkar with his coach Ramakant Achrekar.