The online streaming channel hot star has planned to release a documentary based on the IPL team Chennai Super Kings. Produced by Kabir Khan, the documentary is the first among a series called Hotstar Specials that the streaming service has launched. The trailer, which is pretty short at just 45 seconds, begins with Dhoni explaining the crime of match-fixing in cricket and what it does to a player and the team’s reputation — even if they are proven innocent.
Other CSK players like Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja also appear, even as Dhoni keeps speaking how the 2013 match-fixing scandal almost wrecked the team and the trials and tribulations that the players suffered. The team was suspended for two years before being allowed back in 2018, a tournament that it went on to win.“Coming back was emotional,” Dhoni adds. The trailer ends with shots of CSK’s moment of triumph.
The official synopsis of the episode reads, “Called MSD, Mahi, Captain Cool, Thala and more by the billions of fans that cheer him on and off the field, MSD’s story is known to all. Or so you think! He has another story to tell, one that not even his closest friends know. The ‘Roar of the lion’ begins streaming on March 20.