How To Become A Cricket Commentator

It has been intriguing to me as to how one becomes a Cricket Commentator in India on par with,

Trevor Bailey,

Richie Benaud,

Ian Chappell,

Greg Chappell,

Tony Cosier,

John Arlott,

Mike Atherton,

Geoffrey Boycott,

Sunil Gavaskar,

Ravi Shastri,

Harsha Bhogle,

Jack Fingleton,

Robin Jackman  and the likes?

Well , you should have played Nine International Matches.

You have the capacity to advise Sachin Tendulkar,Rahul Dravid,Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting on Batting, Anil Kumble,Shane Warne,Muttiah Muraidharan,Allan Donald in Bowling,Suresh raina, Yuvraj Singh and the likes in Fielding.

And you should know how to speak Queens English Like ‘He got to have it, He ought to have hit’

More importantly,

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Your  Cricket Career should read as,

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling style Right-arm leg break and googly
International information
National side Indian
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 9 76
Runs scored 130 1,802
Batting average 16.25 25.02
100s/50s 0/0 5/3
Top score 25 130
Balls bowled 2,367 10,436
Wickets 26 154
Bowling average 44.03 38.49
5 wickets in innings 3 6
10 wickets in match 1 1
Best bowling 6/64 7/28
Catches/stumpings 9 60
Source: [1],

And you must have the modesty to reply to Sunil Gavaskar when he,

When are they going to name a Stand in your Honour at Chepauk Grounds, Chennai,

‘Possibly in a couple of years!

Related .

I’ve said before — again and again, in fact — that I don’t like Siva.

My animus boils down to one big thing: Siva comes across as a person impersonating a commentator, rather than an actual commentator. He knows the textbook things to say, and he dutifully says it, but that doesn’t necessarily make for good television. Ravi Shastri, for instance, understands the dynamics of drama — “Now this should be interesting!” — and he knows how to manipulate his voice and tone appropriately.


Author: ramanan50

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

2 thoughts on “How To Become A Cricket Commentator”

  1. If 9 years is the requirement, howz Harsha Bhogle commenting ?

    Pay regular Obeisance to BCCI President —is also an imp. requirement.

    Kapil Dev & Queen’s English ? He puts on an accent to cover up his deficiencies ! Good that these days he is seen more in Hindi commentaries !


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