View Full Version : Mike Atherton in Chittagong

March 20, 2010, 11:24 AM
I found Atherton's commentary professional yet supportive of Bangladesh. He was not condescending and where he felt criticism was justified he gave it. He was one of few, and with Willis, who mentioned all the bad decisions against Bangladesh.

His reminiscence of Chittagong was in the same vein.


March 20, 2010, 01:30 PM
Thanks greatly enjoyed reading that

March 20, 2010, 01:47 PM
Nice read, thanks.

March 20, 2010, 04:38 PM
Athers is just so measured and eloquent. As loquacious off the field as he was inhibited on the pitch ...

March 21, 2010, 07:16 AM
yeah, one of the better writers out there, but his articles lack some panache. After all, he is a player.

March 21, 2010, 08:28 AM
Generally all English commentators have been like that i think....then again do not be too supportive....esp when we are playing like crap...

March 21, 2010, 12:53 PM
Athers always handles himself with a lot of grace but I found the other English commentators to be utterly patronising and supercilious during the first two days of that test. Bob Willis included.

March 21, 2010, 07:16 PM
Where is Bumble?

March 21, 2010, 08:10 PM
Good stuff from Athers. Unlike Collingwood:

http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/ciColumnist_leftquote.gif It won't be easy to find a golf course in Bangladesh; if there is one, they'll probably have wooden clubs. http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/ciColumnist_rightquote.gif
Paul Collingwood does little to endear himself to the golfers of Bangladesh and probably the people of Bangladesh in general
Feb 10, 2010

March 21, 2010, 08:52 PM
Bumble and Mike Atherton are my two favourite English commentators.
I can remember when I bought the DVD to watch the match against the Aussies in 2005, Bumble was saying"Come on lads, win this match from here on" he was rooting for BD to win after having a poor tour of England.