It would be first time on Indian television that all the cricket icons have been seen on the same platform. A new show ‘Taste Match is being aired on television from 8th April. The show has been produced by BBC Worldwide India. The series celebrates cricket and recounts the glorious days of acclaimed Indian sportsmen. The show is being hosted by former BCCI chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil. Sandeep Patil will be joined by a star studded group of cricketers which includes MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shashtri, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Irfan Pathan and lastly Rahul Dravid. These cricketers came on one platform and shared their lifetime experiences in the field of cricket and their personal life too. They revealed their secret to their phenomenal success.
We all know that Ms Dhoni captained our cricket team 2007-2016 that is almost nine years. Coming to his perosonal life, he married Sakshi Singh Rawat who was his schoolmate. Before marriage Sakshi was a Hotel management student. In 2015 Dhoni became the father to a girl, Ziva.
Most of us might not be knowing that Kapil Dev’s full name is Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj. He made his debut in teh Indian cricket in the year 1978 and made his last in the year 1994. In his personal life, he was introduced to Romi Bhatia by a common friend and the couple married in 1980 and had a daughter Amiya Dev.
Sunil Gavaskar or Sunny Gavaskar,an Indian former cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team is also a part of Taste match. In his personal life, Gavaskar is married to Marshneill Gavaskar. We might not know that Sunil Gavaskar also tried his luck in Marathi movies.
Ravi Shashtri also known as Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri is a former Indian cricketer and former Director for the Indian cricket team. He represented the Indian national team in both Test and One-Day matches between 1981 and 1992. Although he started his career as a left arm spin bowler, he later transformed into a batting all–rounder. In his personal life, he got married to Ritu Shashtri and blessed with a daughter Aleka Shashtri.
Sourav Ganguly also known as Sourav Chandidas Ganguly is affectionately called as DADA which means elder brother in Bengali,is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team, Currently, he is appointed as the honourable President of the Cricket Association of Bengal and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India. Sourav Ganguly is married to Dona Ganguly who is a dancer by profession.
Rohit Sharma, also known as Rohit Gurunath Sharma is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. He is the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and started his career at the age of 20.
Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler, who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. He is also participating in the new show Taste Match.
Irfan Pathan,an Indian cricketer who made his debut for India in the 2003-04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and was a core member of the national team. Cricketer Yusuf Pathan is known to be his brother.
Rahul Dravid,a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He got married in the year 2003 to Vijeta Pendharkar who is a surgeon by profession. He is blessed with two children, Samit and Anvay.
The show was first launched on the channel Living Foodz and then got telecast on &TV. The first episode was aired on 8th April on Living Foodz. Women cricket team captain Mithali Raj along with Jhulan Nishit Goswami were also part of the show.
The concept of the show revolves around the cricketers of the Indian Cricket team and how they managed to get so much fame and success.
Taste match started on 8th of April and will air on Saturday and Sundays on Living Foodz and &TV. Stay tuned for more updates!!
Have a look at the promo of the show: