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Missing sports? What to watch online during COVID-19 lockdown

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An image from the docu-series Cheer. Image Credits: Netflix

New Delhi: Coronavirus has created havoc in the worldwide sporting schedule. For many, the world has come to a standstill for lack of live sporting events.

To beat boredom and get a hang of the thrill of sporting events, sports lovers can watch movies and series in this lockdown.

Sports Lounge brings here five movies/series which are a must-watch during this enforced stay-at-home:

Cheer

This series is emotional and addicting. The six-part docu-series is about Navarro College’s cheering squad which has taken over the internet.

The Navarro squad is preparing for the national championships under the direction of Coach Monica Aldama.

There are many character in the show but the episodes mainly focuses on few main members and include elements of the history of cheerleading, including the formation of the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA).

Dangal

A 2016 movie, the movie was based on the biography of Phogat sisters.

Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler who decides to win a gold medal for the country by training his daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat for the Commonwealth Games.

Despite the social stigmas, Mahavir singh proved that his daughters are no less than a professional male wrestler. After a long struggle, Geeta was finally able to win the match in CWG 2010 and became the first female wrestler to win at the CWG.

The Test

The Test is an entertaining and binge worthy series about Australia’s men cricket team.

The eight part series chronicles the 16-month journey of the team and explains how the team was trying to find a new identity after the ball tampering scandal. They were trying to rebuild their image under their new coach Justin Langer.

The series is available on Amazon Prime.

A League of their own

The 1992 movie was a big hit. The film is based on the true story of All American Girls Baseball League.

The story focuses on two sisters (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) who go from a small town, joins the professional baseball league and struggled to succeed.

All or nothing: Brazil football team

The series revolves around the Brazilian national team and its campaign in the Copa America 2019.

It includes behind the scenes and on-pitch activities of the team. The story aims to convey the same emotions that people felt during the live telecast of the final.

It tries to give the audience a look at the drama which happens off the field in the dressing room.

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