The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 is upon us. We’re asking die-hard cricket lovers in the entertainment industry quick questions on the game, favourite players, and memories. Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji lists his dream team, favourite matches, and IPL predictions. Here he responds to our Cricket Quickies.
Your all-time dream team
For Test – Sehwag, G Smith, Lara, Sachin, S Smith, Kallis, Sangakkara, Akram, Warne, Saqlain, Anderson.
ODI – Gilchrist, Sachin, Ponting, Kohli, De Villiers, Shakib, Stokes, Bevan, Warne, McGrath, Malinga.
T20 – Gayle, Rohit, Kohli, Williamson, De Villiers, Watson, Russell, Afridi, Narine, Bumrah, Starc.
What is your best memory of playing cricket?
There are two innings — a 60 odd not out for Lara XI against a Sachin XI friendly at Vijay Sports grounds in Vivekananda Park (in Kolkata) and a 42 not out and 3 wickets in an inter-departmental match at Presidency College Grounds.
Your first stadium experience
The Hero Cup Final against West Indies at Eden in 1993 where Kumble got a 6 for 12, Kapil picked up two wickets and Sachin dismissed Lara.
Who is the best Indian cricket captain of all time?
Sachin or Dravid?
Who is your favourite cricketer playing today?
If you have to pick one cricket match that you want to relive all over again, which one would that be?
With the same result, Natwest Trophy final for ODI and the 2001 India-Australia in Kolkata for Test.
With a different result, 2003 World Cup final and 2019 World Cup semi for ODI. And the match against Pakistan in Chennai and the one versus West Indies in Barbados in Test.
Who has a good chance of winning the IPL this year?
Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be my picks for the play offs.