‘The Finish Line’: 8 stars including Abhinav Bindra to talk on greatest moments in Indian sports
New Delhi: Indian sport has witnessed some defining moments in its history which have been etched in our memories and revered by fans over the ages. Watch them again on 'The Finish Line' as shooting legend Abhinav Bindra, tennis great Leander Paes and six other athletes speak.
To relive these historic moments, Baseline Ventures has conceptualised and produced an eight-part web series titled “The Finish Line” which documents eight defining moments from Indian sports by recreating the moment by the actual athlete. "The Finish Line" is being presented by Induslnd Bank and is powered by Muse Wearables.
The show will be hosted by Asian Gold medallist squash player Saurav Ghosal. As a successful athlete in the international circuit himself, Ghosal has a deep understanding of the journey of a sportsperson and will be in a great position to unearth stories that have never been heard before.
From Abhinav Bindra’s Olympic gold winning moment in 2008 to Dinesh Karthik’s heroics at the Nidahas Trophy to Parul Parmar’s World Championship win in 2017 to Leander Paes’ Olympic Bronze medal win in 1996, the series will take us back down memory lane and will give us a first-hand account of these historic moments.
The seven-time Asian Games medallist and Commonwealth Games Silver medallist, who enjoyed this amazing opportunity to speak with fellow sportspersons, said, “It is an absolute pleasure for me to host a show which gives me an opportunity to have candid conversations with some of the stalwarts of Indian sports. Each one of them has made the nation immensely proud by their deeds and now it is time for the nation to hear their story and take pride in it. I can’t wait for the series to kick-start as my first guest will be none other than Mr. Abhinav Bindra who is not only an Olympic gold recipient but also one of the most inspiring personalities I have ever come across.”
The eight sportspersons who have been confirmed for season 1 of The Finish Line are Abhinav Bindra, Viswanathan Anand, Dinesh Karthik, Pankaj Advani, Smriti Mandhana, Leander Paes, Parul Parmar and Varun Singh Bhati.
'The Finish Line' will release today (August 28).