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5 Best Cricket Commentators In The World Currently-TGN

Commentators play an important – very important – role in bringing the details of the match to the viewers. While only a fraction of the fans can actually attend the match, it is through the commentary that most of the fans learn and observe the sport.

A commentator’s job isn’t limited to just providing the report of the live events in the game, it also includes being updated about the laws, rule changes, the past history and form of the players, their own ability to read the game quickly and smoothly provide an adequate description in non-controversial language.

Cricket commentators are some of the most highly-paid sports commentators in the world. According to the fans that is the dream – being paid handsomely to watch and commentate on cricket.

Here are the 5 best cricket commentators in the world:

Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop is perhaps the most admired and respected commentator among the fans. What sets Bishop out from the other cricket commentators is the homework that he does on the history of the players. Bishop often goes into detail about the player’s past, his form, and his journey so that he could bring that forward to the fans.

And of course, he has a great understanding of the nuances and subtleties of the game that even some ex-cricketers tend to ignore or do not know about.

Ian Bishop gave the iconic line “Carlos Brathwaite. REMEMBER THE NAME”. His recent viral commentary piece was in the IPL 2023 final, when Jadeja won CSK the final. “Never bet against MS Dhoni and CSK.”

Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has been very fortunate at times to have been in the commentary box during some of the most historic moments in Indian cricket. He was at commentary when Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes to Stuart Broad in 2007; when MS Dhoni hit the 2011 World Cup final winning six; when “Superman” Sachin Tendulkar became the “first man on the planet to reach 200” in ODIs.

As a commentator, Ravi Shastri will go down as one of the best-ever the game has seen.

Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle is a trailblazer, a trend setter. He entered the commentary field with no international cricket experience. But he worked hard on learning the game, and also he was smart in understanding his role and duty in the presence of ex-cricketers who were directly put in commentary boxes by the virtue of being former international cricketers.

For many fans, Harsha Bhogle is not only the best Indian cricket commentator, but also the best storyteller. Bhogle has come up with over a dozen of gems in the commentary box which has gone viral now in the social media age. With his sweet, melodious voice, and his intellect, Harsha Bhogle is one of the best commentators to listen to.

Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain is one of the most respected commentators in the world. The former England captain. With his deep voice, Hussain often keeps the viewers on the hook. Hussain is known for giving strong opinions, mostly about England cricketers and the ECB. Hussain also explains the technical intricacies of the game in simple words, which makes the listeners grasp the game in a better way.

Simon Doull

Simon Doull is someone who keeps the energy levels high in the commentary box, making the listeners even keener to know more about the ongoing events in the match.

Doull is also among the rare commentators who aren’t afraid to speak up against the superstar cricketers. His views on Virat Kohli’s strike rate and his batting tempo during the IPL were strong, and also correct, but it got a lot of trolling from Kohli’s massive fanbase. Still, Doull put forward his views and earned the respect of the fans for being blunt and honest and not afraid of questioning the players who seemed unquestionable.

 

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