5 Current cricketers who can be good commentators in future
It is fascinating to think about who from the current generation can go out to become future commentators.
Updated - Mar 3, 2021 12:50 pm
Commentary is one thing that adds a lot of flavour to the sports-watching experience for the viewers. The way commentators carry out their job has also changed over the years. Back in the 1980s or 90s, they would provide the exact information of what just happened and describe what the players would be thinking right now.
However, with time as the game evolved and gained a few more formats, the way in which commentary went around also changed. These days we generally see former cricketers doing the job. There are several ex-players who have gone on to become some of the finest voices in our game and have called famous moments.
Some former cricketers who have become great commentators are Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Holding, Nasser Hussain, Ravi Shastri to name a few. It is fascinating to think about who from the current generation can go out to become future commentators.
Here are 5 current cricketers who can be good commentators in the future:
1. Ravi Ashwin
One of the things which fans look for in a good commentator is his or her depth of knowledge when it comes to the sport. Ravichandran Ashwin is a really good reader and student of the game. His knowledge is extremely vast when it comes to cricket and the way he speaks tells you how much he thinks about cricket.
On top of that, no one can ignore his Instagram and Youtube pages. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner has his own channel on both platforms and he has interviewed many players and people around the sports. His recent series of episodes after the Australia tour named ‘Let me tell you a kutti story’ had become quite popular among the netizens.
If someone from the current generation of cricketers had to become a commentator, it has to be Ashwin, just because of his knowledge of cricket. Even renowned Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle said on Twitter, that he thinks Ashwin will do a great job if he turns to become a commentator. For now, he has been foxing batsmen, but there is all possibility that he could be seen foxing his co-commentators with his witty humour in a decade’s time.