Irfan Pathan sets the perfect example in response to a fan on not being biased in the commentary box
The fans are loving Irfan's analysis and commentary in the ongoing World Cup.
Updated - Sep 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Irfan Pathan has taken up a commentary and analysis stint with the Star Sports for the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales. The cricketer who bossed the proceedings with the ball on the field is also shining in the commentary box and even the fans are taking a liking to it. Irfan is currently doing Hindi commentary and has been spot on with his analysis in the mega event.
No wonder the fans are appreciating him on Twitter for the same. At a time when the cricket fans are not happy with some of the former cricketers’ commentary, Irfan being applauded is certainly an achievement which also highlights his understanding of the game having played it for a long time. However, when one of the fans while praising his commentary requested him not to praise the players from other country, Irfan Pathan’s response was spot on and has won the hearts with it.
Love and respect for Indian team
During India’s game against Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday, one of the fans praised Irfan Pathan for being the best bowler and a decent commentary. However, he also made his disappointment clear that he isn’t happy when the 34-year-old praises the other teams. “You’re a best bowler as well a good commentator but when you talk in favour of the other team, I don’t like it,” the tweet read.
Irfan Pathan was prompt in responding the fan soon and cleared that two teams are playing the game and it is not correct to be biased towards only one team. Moreover, one of the best swing bowlers India has ever produced also cleared that he has utmost love and respect towards the Men in Blue. “Love and respect Indian team but there are two teams playing the game right?” Irfan’s response read.
Irfans reply was absolutely to the point and it impressed the Twitterati. They backed him for the same and applauded for his unbiased commentary. Indeed, Irfan has been doing a great job with the mic in hand and the fans will be looking forward to more insights about the game from him as the World Cup is reaching its business end.
Here’s the thread of the convo:
Love and respect Indian team but there are two teams playing the game right ?
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 2, 2019
Here are some of the replies:
Right…. commentators should not be biased like few other commentators
— Anurudh kumar singh (@Anurudhkumarsin) July 2, 2019
Tru irfran i support u .Kindly tell this sanjay manjekar
— Mugundhan (@mk8680836588) July 2, 2019
Commentator should talk about game players reality possibility and not in a favour of anyone.
— Saq Hamza (@saquibmba) July 2, 2019
That's what a commentator should do. Be neutral brother. You are going good
— Sandeep D (@isandyd_23) July 2, 2019
Absolutely correct. I don't understand why people target Indian commentators when they talk good about other team. They are not sitting their as an individual who will only cheer for INDIA. It's their job to do appreciate the team & player performing well😉
— Archana Singh (@ArchanaSingh__) July 2, 2019
— Liju Mathew (@LijuMat21801891) July 2, 2019
That's very rare in the Hindi commentary box. Love your commentary sir.
— Hafnium (@Hafnium_India) July 2, 2019
Absolutely. A commentator's job is to be fair and share neutral opinion. Praise cricket not any team-you doing it right.
— JS (@smartmailerjyes) July 2, 2019
Tbh you don't even have to give explanation. Btw love you analysis. Loved watching every bit of on television.
— Abhishek kumar (@Abhi_1208) July 2, 2019
Doing commentary as same as umpiring
You cant have blind eyes from other team
If other team doing good you got appreciate and acknowledge it
Keep going bro #befairtoevryone
— Fearless Guy (@saddamh03286332) July 2, 2019