27 September, 2020

From The Commentators' Box

Former greats announce their verdict on Azhar, Sachin and India's chances in the World Cup

From The Commentators' Box

They are possibly the best team of commentators in the World Cup: Viv Richards, Imran Khan, Greg and Ian Chappel, Barry Richards, Ravi Shastri, Richie Benaud. This crack commentary team (with some others putting in guest appearances) surprisingly has the smallest audience. Originally supposed to cover 11 matches live for Doordarshan with highlights everyday, they are now doing highlight reports for North America. Says WorldTel chief Mark Mascarenhas, who is organising the whole thing,  The challenge was to get Indian viewers to switch from cable, where they'd seen live telecast of the matches on espn or Star Sports and get them to come to DD for the highlight reports.  But with the ongoing dispute between Stracon and Nimbus, Indian viewers seem to have lost out on an opportunity to listen to the stalwarts. Instead, in an exclusive discussion with Outlook, spread over two days, the commentators spoke to Aniruddha Bahal about the Indian cricket team:

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