Lagaan is one of the best movies in the history of Bollywood. The 2001 blockbuster was about a small village that gained its independence from the Britishers by defeating them in a cricket match. Aamir Khan, who played the character of Bhuvan, inspired the entire village to play a game of cricket and drive the Britishers out of their village after beating.
Now, just imagine if the characters in Lagaan were played by our Indian cricketers. Here is what The Cricket Lounge’s Vaibhav Sharma thinks:
Bhuvan- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Just like Bhuvan, MS Dhoni is very brave and he leads from the front. Dhoni backs his boys and gives them enough opportunities to showcase their talent. Dhoni is also a brilliant finisher with the bat. Just imagine MS Dhoni finishing off the Lagaan match with a helicopter shot!
Deva- Virat Kohli
Aggressive batsmen who believe in playing their cricket with aggression. Punjabis to the core and it is very difficult to keep them calm, specially while playing cricket.
Bagha- Ashish Nehra
This selection is purely based on Ashish Nehra’s fielding skills. Just like Bagha, Nehra finds it very difficult to catch the ball.
Ishwar Kaka- Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar, one of the best batsmen in the history of Test cricket, is the best man to play Ishawar Chacha. This will also give this generation a chance to see the original ‘Little Master’ batting in the middle.
Kachra- Amit Mishra
There are two reasons behind this selection: leg spin and in my opinion, Mishra looks a bit like Kachra of Lagaan.
Goli- Mohammad Shami
Speed guns! Mohammad Shami is very fast, but let’s hope he isn’t as cranky as Goli!
Bhura- Suresh Raina
Both are short, slim and brilliant catchers!
Arjan- Shikhar Dhawan
Be it with their willow or their words, these men are always on fire. And watch-out for that epic moustache!
Ismail- Ajinkya Rahane
Both are very reliable middle-order batsmen.
Guran- Navjot Singh Sidhu
For these two gentlemen, cricket is temporary and shayari permanent. *Thoko taali*
Lakha- S Sreesanth
Do I need to give any explanation for this one?
Ram Singh- Harsha Bhogle
You all will agree that Harsha Bhogle is the best man to play this character!