Sunil Gavaskar finds a place in the panel of commentators on SuperSport

Gavaskar wasn't named in the commentary panel picked by the official broadcaster on the Indian side.

Rohan Gavaskar
Rohan Gavaskar and Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India and South Africa will be locking horns in an exciting contest in the African country, starting with the first Test match on January 5 in Cape Town. It is largely expected to be a highly competitive and entertaining series between the two top sides in the world.

The official broadcasters from both the countries have listed the names of the commentators who will be taking up the microphones for the series. From the Indian side, Sunil Gavaskar a name that frequently appears with the mic in hand and has quite an insight to share was missing. But he isn’t going to miss the action as the former Indian cricketer will be a part of the commentary panel for SuperSport, who are the official broadcasters in the host country.


List of star commentators

Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) bagged the rights for the telecast of the South Africa vs India series and all the games will be telecasted on their channels, Sony Ten1 and Sony Ten3 in English as well as Hindi. Both the broadcasters Sony and SuperSport have their respective commentary teams for the whole tour.

The commentary panel for Sony has the likes of former Indian cricketers Sanjay Manjrekar, Ajay Jadeja, RP Singh, Murali Kartik, the voice of cricket, Harsha Bhogle, Deep Dasgupta, Vivek Razdan and former Proteas cricketer Jonty Rhodes, who are all big names having been associated in various capacities with the game.

While the other broadcasters SuperSport also has an elite panel of commentators lined up to pull out the detailed analysis of the matches and for the discussions. Their line-up includes former cricketers like little master Sunil Gavaskar, former South African captain Graeme Smith, legend Michael Holding, Shaun Pollock, Michael Haysman, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Kepler Wessels and others.

Alvin Naicker, head of SuperSport welcomed the duo of Gavaskar and Smith in the commentary panel. “Smith and Gavaskar have become sought after commentators around the world and we’re ecstatic to have them joining our team for this tour,” he said.