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Old July 15, 2005, 01:36 AM
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Default commentators from the Subcontinents

Voice ur opinions on commentators from this region.Who are the best n worst....
Athar ali khan,Ravi shastri,Harsha Bhogle,Rameez Raja,Imran Khan,Wasim akram,sunil gavaskar,waqar younis,aamir sohail,arun lal n srilankan commentators(srry dno the names)
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Old July 15, 2005, 01:41 AM
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To me Sanjay Manjrekar. Don't know why but I'm a great admirer of his batting.

btw Banindfan I'm gonna move this thread to International Cricket forum.

Edited on, July 15, 2005, 6:44 AM GMT, by reverse_swing.
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Old July 15, 2005, 01:42 AM
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worse: Sunil Gavaskar
good: Manjakar
best: None
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:40 AM
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I like Harsha Bhogle, Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Manjrekar, and don't like Gavaskar.
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:49 AM
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Gavaskar is the worst. He is extremely petty.
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:50 AM
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Few of the subcontinental commentators that I like: (in no particular order)

Imran Khan
Sunil Gavaskar
Asif Mujtaba (sp?)
Chishty Mujahid (sp?)
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:51 AM
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And Aamir Sohal (just kidding)
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:51 AM
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Sanjay Manjrekar: better than the others by some margin. The most level headed and unbiased commentator from the subcontinent.

Harsha Bhogle: General commentary is rather good. he makes up for his lack of cricketing pedigree with stats. havent heard him talk about actual batting and bowling techniques.

Ramiz Raja: Most unimaginative commentators of all. Repeats his "favourite" words over and over again.
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:56 AM
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Ramiz Raja: Most unimaginative commentators of all. Repeats his "favourite" words over and over again.
+1

I heard Boycott was furious about Ramiz being a part of the ESPN Star commentary team during the '99 WC. He said something like "Ramiz couldn't comment on cricket to save his life". I can't quite remember.
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Old July 15, 2005, 03:32 AM
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havent heard any indian commentator in a while
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Old July 15, 2005, 12:23 PM
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Sanjay Manjrekar. he has good cricket brain, talks from both point of view. Ravi shastri is good as well,

Rameez Raja is a joke. if a pakistani player get a egde for four, thats a great shot in his eyes.
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:27 PM
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Hmm may be i am with the wrong crowed here but i hate mangaker but mainly becuse his stand against BD. He had lot of on camera fight with ataher ali and as he couldn't beat him there he takes easy punch when ever he can even if its not a bd match. I remember saying him during a Pak-ind match that ather should come and see how batsman bat or something after shevag/mailk hit a four or something...

He is an idiot..... to me....
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:33 PM
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Good : Shiv Ramakrishnan ( hope I spelled it right )

Pathetic : Gavaskar
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Old July 15, 2005, 02:45 PM
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I think Shastri is alright.
About Manjrekar, I don't remember exactly. Didn't he comment something bad on Bangladesh Cricket? Or may be somebody else.
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Old July 16, 2005, 12:02 AM
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what about shrikant, mohinder amarnath, navjyotsingh sidhu?
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Old July 16, 2005, 08:25 AM
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I like Ravi Shastri and Sanjay Mandrakar, the one I detest though is that Sri Lankan commentator, something Fernando.

My favourite commentator of all is Geoff Boycott, knowledgable and funny

Edited on, July 16, 2005, 1:26 PM GMT, by Rob.
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Old July 16, 2005, 11:50 AM
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ather ali khan is surely the worse
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Old July 19, 2005, 05:45 AM
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harsha is the best in the sub continent and also he is well know coz of his contribution to espn these long years!!
it waz really amazing to see that the espn admire him and they started a reality program named HARSHA KI KHOJ
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Old July 19, 2005, 05:56 AM
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Worse: Ravi Shastri,Gavaskar,Ramiz and Amir Sohail and Arun Lal
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Old July 23, 2005, 05:49 AM
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GOOD: Manjrekar
BAD: Shastri
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UGLY: Gavaskar
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Old July 23, 2005, 03:06 PM
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Just wondering, was Harsha Bhogle ever a player. He is a rarity in that he is one the very few commentators who was not a very famous player.
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Old July 23, 2005, 04:07 PM
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"oh look at those earrings!!!!"- Henry Blofield is my all-time favorite commentator.
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Old July 24, 2005, 05:54 AM
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blofeld has the best voice, but my fav is boycott.

from subcontinent, gavsakar and manjrekar are good. pak commentators are never good and atahar is not of quality.
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Old July 29, 2005, 09:33 PM
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sanjay manjrekar is one of the most biased commentator i've heard lately. you should've heard him in the latest pak-ind series.

ravi shashtri is one of the best though. Always enthusiastic and not taking any sides, no matter who's playing.

I also like ranjit fernando (Sri Lanka) and Asif iqbal, the pakistani player who used to commentate a lot in sharjah, not anymore though.
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Old July 30, 2005, 12:17 AM
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My favourite commentator of all time was the late Brian Johnston. Henry Blofeld is of a similar mould and is very good.
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