Chak De India is an iconic film. Indeed, this is the best sports movie made so far in Bollywood. Distinguishing part about the movie is that it made a few anonymous girls the stars overnight. Unlike the conventional Bollywood flicks, which are moreover the star-centered, here people applauded the girls, despite presence of King Khan himself. The movie broke all records at box-office and garnered immense critical responses. Above all, it created a revolution in Indian hockey. In fact, the women’s hockey team won a major title soon after that.
However, 11 years after the movie’s release, looks like the same famous Chak De girls are more interested in cricket. Sagarika Ghatge, Tanya Abrol, and Chitrashi Rawat bagged all commendations for their incredible performance. Starting with Sagarika, the girl who was offended by his patriarch cricketer boyfriend in the movie is now married to one of the most successful fast bowler of India, Zaheer Khan. On the other hand, Chtrashi and Tanya Abrol have turned absolute cricketers now.
Check out the picture below, and compare with the above. Yes, both are Tanya Abrol and Chitrashi Rawat. Yes, the cute charming girl in cricket jersey is the same very famous tomboy girl in Chak De; unbelievable, isn’t it? Anyway, she is pretty popular on tv these days. Of course, the other girl is Tanya Abrol. She is absolutely looking the same as she was 11 years past. Then fighting over silly issues with Tanya is still sharing the similar bonding, and also is playing for one team. But, the difference is that the game is cricket this time. In fact, Chitrashi is a state level hockey player, having played for Uttarakhand.
So, what on the earth made such avid hockey fans (the same hockey which brought them name and fame) play cricket? Well, the answer will be TV. The first ever sports reality show of India, Box Cricket League, this time is going to be telecasted on MTV at a bigger grandeur. MTV Box Cricket League season 3 has created all possible hypes already. And, Tanya and Chitrashi are part of team Lucknow Nawab. Yes, this jersey they have worn here is of Lucknow Nawab. Reportedly, both are creating similar vibes of team spirit in Lucknow Nawab dressing room, helping the team do better.
Well, only time can say what other sports these girls will be exploring in their life time.