Mumbai: With cricket fever gripping the nation this season, premium video-on-demand service Viu is back with its marquee cricket-gone-crazy property ‘What the Duck’. Forthe past 2 seasons, the property has received rave reviews and gained a large following amongst both men and women. Today the platform announces the launch of its hatrick season, promising to bring back the madness and fun forall cricket enthusiasts.
This third season will see VikramSathaye host 20 legendary cricketers on the show spanning 10 episodes. On each 15-minute episode, two cricketers will be seen together, engaging in a playful banter with VikramSathaye.The cricket duos on the show are Shikhar Dhawan & Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Michael Clarke & Brad Hogg, Mohammad Kaif &Harbhajan Singh, AB Devilliers& Jonty Rhodes, Ravichandran Ashwin & KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma & Ajinkya Rahane and many more, to share fun moments and interesting trivia on and off the field.
Viu will also release unique short form comedy content on cricket titled ‘What The Duck Googlies’. The show will revolve around fourpopular stand-up comedians- VikramSathaye, Anirban Dasgupta, Saurav Mehta, and Sidharth Dudeja giving their comic spinon all the current and trending topics incricket. The 35-episode show will be live on both Viu and YouTube starting 14th May.
Commenting on the launch of the What The Duck 3, Vishal Maheshwari, Country Head – Viu, India said, “Cricket and comedy aretwothings that connect most Indians together. Riding on the success of the first two seasons, we have decided to double the madness and triple the fun with season 3. We are also happy to partner with YouTube,whowill help us increase the reach of our popular showto alarger audience”