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Ian Smith's commentary in the final and in recent WCs


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Imagine Harsha  Bhogle there, same nonsense 'What a catch' karta. Shastri has the voice, excitement but lacking in words.

 

Ian Smith gets these big moments spot on, man for the job. 

 

2019 WC final

2019 Ind-NZ SF, Dhoni's run out

2023 Maxwell vs Afg

That Gulbadin injury comedy...dodgy knee, 8th wonder comment

 

One of the most underrated commentators in world cricket. Even better than 90s Tony Greig in terms of excitement.

 

What do you guys think?

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he's got to be the best going right now. shastri was disappointing last week in the closing moments of the win, almost like the emotion got to him, just a meek 'it's india'. to be fair he did call the yuvraj six sixes very well. and that reminds me, bumble is very good too

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2 minutes ago, Lord said:

 

yep Indians don't like for his hard takes but very good analyst.

Both him and Atherton are masters at their craft, enjoy their Sky podcasts. They aren't jingoistic tbh, just that their humour can be a bit dry and hard to understand for desis. They don't hate Indian cricket, may have fascination for poyzzz but they can call a spade a spade even if the target is Eng or Pak. Both appreciate good cricket no matter who plays. 

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48 minutes ago, Lord said:

Best commentator after Bishop. Pommie is good too in such moments. Called Afghan win perfectly.

Wish the final moment was reserved for him... Shastri gave a all time thanda reaction and his choice of words were meh..

Ian Smith would have made it iconic or even Bishop:((

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4 hours ago, Lord said:

Best commentator after Bishop. Pommie is good too in such moments. Called Afghan win perfectly.

There should be an ICC Elite commentators group.  The first member should be Ian Bishop.  It's a shame we only hear him in ICC tournaments or Windies matches.  Pommie is good to as you say.  I actually don't mind Wasim Akram either, his insights on fast bowling are always informative.

 

Shastri and Gavaskar should be banned from commentary for life.

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9 hours ago, Gollum said:

 

****Sorry, most videos copyrighted.

 

Imagine Harsha  Bhogle there, same nonsense 'What a catch' karta. Shastri has the voice, excitement but lacking in words.

 

Ian Smith gets these big moments spot on, man for the job. 

 

2019 WC final

2019 Ind-NZ SF, Dhoni's run out

2023 Maxwell vs Afg

That Gulbadin injury comedy...dodgy knee, 8th wonder comment

 

One of the most underrated commentators in world cricket. Even better than 90s Tony Greig in terms of excitement.

 

What do you guys think?

Assume Deep Das Gupta or Murali Karthik in place of Ian Smith.

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9 hours ago, Gollum said:

Both him and Atherton are masters at their craft, enjoy their Sky podcasts. They aren't jingoistic tbh, just that their humour can be a bit dry and hard to understand for desis. They don't hate Indian cricket, may have fascination for poyzzz but they can call a spade a spade even if the target is Eng or Pak. Both appreciate good cricket no matter who plays. 

Yea other than mulla nasir over exaggeration of poyz and putting zimbabar jabardashti in every sentence when kohli is mentioned, he is good. I prefer Artherton over him.

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4 hours ago, maggot_brain said:

There should be an ICC Elite commentators group.  The first member should be Ian Bishop.  It's a shame we only hear him in ICC tournaments or Windies matches.  Pommie is good to as you say.  I actually don't mind Wasim Akram either, his insights on fast bowling are always informative.

 

Shastri and Gavaskar should be banned from commentary for life.

Lol at akram…. The guy is one of the most boring commentators him and bekar yunis… they just state the obvious.

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4 hours ago, Suhaan said:

Bhogle should be banned from commentating,someone who is calling matches for last 30 years is so vocab deficient and meh

 

He is Bhokab efficient though, and torturous to fellow panalist. Hamesha bhokta rehta hai.

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Problem with Naseer is not calling Indian games. It is the excessive jingoistic calling about England games. 
 

Atherton is very balanced and he is very good in analyzing the game.

 

To be fair their podcast is very very good. TMS used to be good but not any more.

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