April 12, 2010

Yuvraj the superhero

Akhila Ranganna

He may not be the hero for Kings XI Punjab so far in the IPL, given his lacklustre performance with the bat, but off the field, Yuvraj Singh is all set to become a superhero. Yuvraj will be the voice of ‘Captain India’, the (super)hero in an animated film by the same name. His screen name may be a cruel twist on reality but the plot makes up for that: It revolves round a young cricketer who cannot afford a cricket bat, who then comes across a magic bat that changes his life. The film’s producers say the story will incorporate incidents from Yuvraj’s personal and professional life, including his famous six sixes in the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 World Cup. “I burst into laughter on hearing the idea,” Yuvraj told the Hindustan Times. “But I’m humbled to voice an animated character.” The film is slated to release during the 2011 World Cup.

Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo

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