Mumbai: This Independence Day Star Sports magnifies India’s ‘shock and awe’ impact in the world of sports through the lens of a diverse line-up of exclusive programs. The exclusive sports programming broadcast which starts from 8 AM will feature India’s glorious moments across multiple sports over the ages, with stories of sporting renown specially curated for viewers. The all-day programming line-up will extend across channels – SS1, SS1 HD, SS1 Hindi, SS1 Hindi HD, SS2, SS2 HD and SS First, and would encompass all sports, adding to the patriotic sentiment that is rampant throughout the country on this day.
A burst of flavor to a sporting fan’s palette, this festival of sports offered by Star Sports on the 72ndIndependence Day will see the best of sporting stories, historic rivalries, throwbacks to memorable matches that are close to the hearts of sports fans, India’s heady rise in cricket and much more. The wide spectrum of offerings not only magnify India’s athletic grit but also bring to fans an exclusive line-up of legendary stories that redefined the country’s role in the world of sports.
The host of exclusive, original programs offered by Star Sports on this illustrious day include:
Winning the Cup 2011– The program is set to take sports fans back in time to the ICC World Cup where India surpassed all odds to lift the coveted title as champions. India became the first country to win the Cricket World Cup on home soil.
Hindustan Zindabad – Relive all of India’s wins against historic rivals – Pakistan in the previous iconic matches.
Best of Asia Cup – The program offers fan a high-octane countdown of India’s best moments from previous Asia Cups.
Sporting moments of Pride – The program celebrates India’s greatest sporting moments, that redefined sports history for the country across sports, post-independence.
Empire of Cricket –Indulge in India’s illustrious cricket journey, as we celebrate the country’s heady rise in the sport in this exclusive documentary.
Winning the Cup 1983 – Experience India’s historic win over West Indies in 1983 as they lifted the coveted Prudential Cup as champions. It was the first ever world cup win for India.
Road to Glory 2007 –Revisit India’s triumph in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, and recount the journey that heralded a new dawn in international cricket.
Yashasvi Bhava – Be a part of Yashasvi Jaiswals journey, the journey of how a young boy from a small town in Uttar Pradesh, is realizing his dream, through hard work and belief in himself.
Sports in turmoil zone– Celebrate athletes that hail from conflict zones across the country as they make their resounding mark in the world of sports.
Muqaddar Ke Sikandar 2007 – Relive India’s historic World T20 win in 2007 over Pakistan in South Africa in this energetic documentary
Legends – A half hour special interview series that celebrates the sporting journeys of some of the most admired and revered heroes of India. A9 part series on a single platform primetime to honour and salute sport personalities, their achievements and their undying spirit. From Balbir Singh to Sachin Tendulkar, from Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to Anil Kumble, Leander Paes, Sourav Ganguly, Vishwanathan Anand, VVS Laxman & PT Usha, are among the celebrated personalities.
Special line up of Sports Programming will air on Star Sports Network on 15th of August 2018, 8 AM onwards on SS1, SS1 HD, SS1 Hindi, SS1 Hindi HD, SS2, SS2 HD and SS First.