Down Underdogs: 4 episode Docuseries begins today, recaps India’s historic win in Australia
The four parts of the docuseries namely – ‘The Adelaide Aberrationn,’ ‘Melbourne Magic,’ ‘The Sydney Siege’ and ‘Brisbane Breached’ will be telecasted daily from January 14 to January 17 at 8:00 PM on Sony Six and Sony Ten 4 in English, Sony Ten 3 in Hindi.
New Delhi: Though Kapil Dev-led 1983 World Cup was breathtaking as all the Indians across the globe experienced the first taste of winning the World Cup, the historic Test series win against Australia by team India was no less at par. Somewhere around this time the previous year, India made the greatest comeback by winning against Australia. To celebrate the first anniversary of historic win, Sony Sports Network has produced a special docuseries named ‘Down Underdogs – India’s Greatest Comeback.’ The first episode of the docuseries will be telecasted on January 14, 2022.
To rewind the experience of the Test series win against Australia to the fans, Sony Sports Network will be four parts of the docuseries in Hindi, English followed by Tamil and Telugu which will release later by the channel.
The four parts of the docuseries namely – ‘The Adelaide Aberrationn,’ ‘Melbourne Magic,’ ‘The Sydney Siege’ and ‘Brisbane Breached’ will be telecasted daily from January 14 to January 17 at 8:00 PM on Sony Six and Sony Ten 4 in English, Sony Ten 3 in Hindi. The episodes can also be watched later on the OTT platform SonyLIV.
The docuseries will also be aired on Sony Max HD, Sony Sab HD, and Sony Pix channels.
In the Test series of 2020-21, India scored the lowest score in an innings In Test Cricket with 36 runs and all out. The team also did not have an extraordinary batsman and skipper, Virat Kohli who was flying back home for the birth of his first child. The chances of winning for India looked quite grim. However, India produced one of the finest comebacks in cricket history.
Exceptional performances were showcased by Jasprit Bumrah and R Aswin with the ball and a brilliant century by the stand-in-captain Ajinkya Rahane had turned over the match for the rest of the series. Halted by injuries, India barely had an XI to field at The Gabba but looked onto the players like T Natarajan and Washington Sundar for services. India not only found fresh heroes from the series but showcased what a comeback should look like.
Considering the Covid-19 situation, the docuseries have been entirely produced in-house. Besides, interviews with players and commentators situated in England and Australia were taken through local partnerships and remote production technologies.