Amazon Prime Video, India’s most preferred entertainment destination, is bringing New Year celebrations to its viewers as the platform gears up to enter the live cricket streaming play from January 1, 2022. To mark the occasion and welcome New Zealand Cricket to the Prime Video family, Manoj Bajpayee from the most viewed Amazon Original, The Family Man, and Inside Edge and Four More Shots Please! Amazon Originals star Sayani Gupta and Kane Williamson were seen having an interesting conversation with star cricketers from New Zealand men’s and women’s team including Sophie Devine, Suzy Bates, Amelia Kerr, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson. Through the conversation, Manoj and Sayani spoke in depth about the team’s strategy to face the Indian women’s and men’s team during their upcoming tours of New Zealand in February and November 2022 respectively. Also both the actors have surprised the cricketers and the audience with their knowledge and love towards cricket.
New Zealand national team captain Manoj and Kane Williamson also had a fun chat with each other. Being the family man, Manoj welcomed Kane into the Prime Video family and taught Kane to say ‘Don’t even be a minimum cow’, in true Srikant Tiwari style.
Kane reveals the similarities between Cricket and Manoj’s hugely popular show, talks about a healthy dose of drama and entertainment. Kane listed Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman as the players he would like to have in his team, but upon learning that Manoj played cricket in school, he even wanted to keep them in his team. is offered. Before leaving and in an interesting turn of events, much to the surprise of Manoj, Kane mentions Mirzapur from Amazon Prime Video as his favorite show.
Talking about his conversation with Kane Williamson, Manoj Bajpayee said, “I played cricket in school and was excited to have the opportunity to talk to Kane, who is known not only to be a legend on the pitch but also to be a good off-pitch. Known all over the world for being human. Apart from his batting style, I think his smile and sense of humor is fascinating and I would definitely like to share the screen with him again, if not the pitch! I am thrilled that we will get to see the New Zealand cricket match on Amazon Prime Video and wish Kane all the best for the upcoming tournament.”
Elaborating on her interactions with New Zealand women’s and men’s cricket teams, Sayani Gupta said, “I play a cricket analyst in Inside Edge and a journalist in Four More Shots Please! And interacting with these amazing cricketers from New Zealand was like taking a small part of my many on-screen personalities into real life. As an avid cricket lover, it was a pleasure to interact with both the men’s and women’s teams and I wish them all the very best for the upcoming season, especially as they face the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams in 2022. I can’t wait to watch the action live on Amazon Prime Video.”
“Cricket is undoubtedly the most loved sport in India and our association with New Zealand Cricket underscores our commitment to giving our customers what they want. The upcoming series will be Prime Video’s first foray into live cricket in India,” said Gaurav Gandhi, Country Head, Amazon Prime Video, India. “The New Zealand cricket team has built a reputation for being one of the best in the sport and undoubtedly cricket fans in India will be delighted to experience the exciting sporting action live exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. We look forward to starting our live cricket journey in 2022. Looking forward to an action-packed year with both the Indian women’s and men’s teams touring New Zealand. Today is the first day of our sports journey in a true sense.”
Prime members will be able to stream the much-awaited series between the Indian and New Zealand women’s cricket teams exclusively in February 2022, also, the Indian and New Zealand men’s cricket teams currently scheduled for November 2022. This is in addition to matches currently played between the men’s teams as part of Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand in January 2022, South Africa in February 2022, Australia’s tour in March 2022 and the Netherlands in March/April 2022. are about to be played.