Red Bull TV and Rajasthan Royals have teamed up to provide cricket lovers unseen aspects of an Indian Premier League. ‘Inside Story: A Season with Rajasthan Royals’ takes fans behind-the-scenes with the franchisee through their rollercoaster 2019 IPL season.
The three-part video documentary is produced by Red Bull TV and available on the worldwide on Red Bull TV: redbull.com/rajasthanroyals
The documentary unravels the secrets of the Royals’ family including interviews and never-before-seen footage from the Royals camp. The series features Rajasthan Royals stars like skipper Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Varun Aaron and Riyan Parag in an attempt to bring fans closer than ever before to the highs and lows of a season.
The first-ever IPL champions have opened the doors to their stadium, training academies, players’ personal area, tech hubs, and much more, to the Red Bull Media House cameras to capture exclusive scenes, detailing the Royals journey through the 2019 season.
Episode 1: An in-depth look at the coaches and management of the Rajasthan Royals team that works behind the scenes to put together a match-winning squad which is a mix of experience and raw talent. Unfortunately, the first three matches of the season prove a different spin.
Episode 2: After opening the season with three tough games, Rajasthan Royals bounce back with a big victory. Unfortunately, some inconsistencies mean that results don’t always go their way. But the management sees hope in the partnership with Red Bull Campus Cricket as they look to unearth India’s next cricket superstar.
Episode 3: At the business end of the season – with qualification to the playoffs in the balance – the Rajasthan Royals pull up their socks. They are determined not to give up. Unfortunately, a crunch tie might be beyond their grasp because of external factors that threaten to rain on their parade.
Speaking on the release of this special documentary series, Rajasthan Royals all-rounder and Red Bull Athlete Riyan Parag said, “In the last IPL season, I admire how Smudge (Smith) backed all the bowlers, especially young players like me. He is a great leader and I enjoyed playing under him. It also feels amazing that Red Bull was continuously following me during the IPL and look forward to continuous support from them in the future too.”
Talking about his comeback in IPL last season, Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith said, “Last Season, it was great to be back with the Rajasthan Royals. I was with them in back in 2014 and 2015, I admire the professionalism of the team owners and the franchise. The franchise has a family-like atmosphere within the dressing room. We are a bit disappointed that we could not make the playoffs last season, however, that is part and parcel of the game. The team has a great mix of youth and experience and we believe that we have all the bases covered. We have big hopes for the upcoming season.”
The documentaries also capture opinions of Rajasthan Royals players like Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Riyan Parag and Jaydev Unadkat, former players like Ajinkya Rahane, Dhawal Kulkarni, the coaching staff including former Head Coach Paddy Upton, current batting coach Amol Muzumdar, spin bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule, and Head of Cricket Zubin Bharucha, and former cricketers Anjum Chopra, Suhail Chandhok and Shane Warne, the series follows the franchise throughout the 2019 season, and ebbs and flows with the team through their trials and celebrations.