Steve Waugh

MUMBAI, March 1: Australian great feels that Virat Kohli is like a ‘modern-day hero’ who represents the ‘new attitude of India’ of taking everything head on with a mind set of nothing is impossible.

In a 60-minute documentary titled, Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh in India, the former Australia captain said that Kohli is loved by the fans for his attitude of not being intimidated by an opposition.

“What they love about Kohli is that it’s like the new attitude of India, get stuck in, don’t be intimidated. Take everything on and anything is achievable and possible. But he’s like the modern-day hero,” Waugh was quoted as saying in a media release issued here after the launch of the documentary.

Waugh said he was always fascinated by how the people in India celebrated cricket.

Capturing Cricket is especially very near to my heart as it covers two of my passions – cricket and photography,” he said.

“Since, my first visit to India in 1986, I was always fascinated by how the locals celebrated the sport of cricket.”

According to Waugh, his recent trip to places like the stadium in Dharamshala and Oval Maidan in Mumbai gave him memories of a lifetime.

“My recent journey visiting Taj Mahal, Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Maharajah Lakshmi Vilas Palace, HPCA Stadium, Oval Maidan, as well as locations around Delhi and Kolkata, gave me stories and lifetime memories,” he said.

“I am positive that when the fans in India watch the documentary, they will be able to feel the very emotion of the journey.”

The documentary captures the very essence and undying love for the game in India through the lens of Waugh and is brought by discovery+.

The documentary is narrated by Harsha Bhogle, directed by Nel Minchin and written by Mithila Gupta. – PTI