‘Freaked out when I was of­fered the role of a cricket an­a­lyst’

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Ac­tor Sayani Gupta (left) might not be an ar­dent cricket fan, but she is def­i­nitely ex­cited to be por­tray­ing the char­ac­ter of a cricket an­a­lyst in a web se­ries. How­ever, the 28-year-old was ini­tially ap­pre­hen­sive about the role, as there are not many fe­male cricket an­a­lysts in In­dia. “Hon­estly, I was freak­ing out when the di­rec­tor, Karan An­shu­man, asked me to play this tech­ni­cally sound char­ac­ter, who knows so much about cricket. I play the char­ac­ter of Ro­hini, who is the team an­a­lyst, and brain behind the team. It’s very rare in our coun­try, but abroad, the trend of hav­ing a fe­male cricket an­a­lyst is nor­mal. So, I ac­tu­ally had to fig­ure out the tech­ni­cal­i­ties behind the game,” says Sayani. Pre­par­ing for the role did not come easy to the ac­tor, who has been reach­ing out to her friends, who are cricket en­thu­si­asts, to help her un­der­stand the game. “It’s tough. Cricket is a very com­plex game and only if you have fol­lowed it for a long time, you would un­der­stand it com­pletely. Al­though it was very chal­leng­ing, it was also fun to play this char­ac­ter in the web se­ries. She is so ef­fort­lessly bril­liant,” adds Sayani.

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