MS Dhoni likely to do commentary during historic India-Bangladesh day-night Test
It will be a special treat for the MSD fans who have not seen him in action since India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup after losing to New Zealand in the semis.
Updated - Nov 5, 2019 6:30 pm
The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is leaving no stone unturned for the upcoming historic Kolkata Test between India and Bangladesh. This will be the first time both teams play Test cricket with the pink ball under lights and will be the first day-night Test in India. Therefore, Ganguly, former Cricket Association of Bengal President is doing everything to make the occasion more special.
The official broadcasters Star Sports who will air the game have given an interesting proposal to the BCCI chief asking him to invite all the former India Test captains to the Kolkata Test. Apart from that, on lunch on Day 3, India’s greatest win at Eden Gardens will be celebrated – against Australia in 2001. This will include VVS Laxman, Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, and Rahul Dravid are planned to reliving the most exciting Test match India has ever played in.
MS Dhoni to don commentator’s hat?
“Invite India Test captains for Day 1 & 2 of the Test. All captains at the ground along with (Virat) Kohli and the rest of the team as well as the dignitaries line up for the anthem. Captains appear on commentary as guests through the day to recollect their favorite moments from India’s Test history. Down memory lane segments recorded with individual captains are played on the big screen at the ground in breaks Day 4 onwards,” the Star Sports proposal to BCCI says as per India Today.
This means MS Dhoni might be seen doing commentary for the first time ever if the former India skipper accepts the invitation that has already been sent out. It will be a special treat for the MSD fans who have not seen him in action since India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup after losing to New Zealand in the semis.
Meanwhile, BCCI has also granted free entry to watch Indian players practice on Friday, before the game. However, questions remain on the availability of Kumble and Dravid as the mail had question marks beside their name. Star is also looking to organize audio commentary for this historic match, which the BCCI chief terming it as the way forward for the five-day format to survive in the future.