Sunday, March 11, 2007

Commentary by numbers

Amit Verma writes about the influence of television on cricket coverage and presentation in India. He makes a few of the points that I have also often thought about. While it is not up to his usually high standards, it is still worth reading.

Former cricketers have a unique perspective to present since they are privy to what goes on inside a dressing room when situations become tense on the field. Very few of them seem to grasp this concept and instead give us the type of commentary a semi-literate man pulled off the street would give. What is the point in that? Read any column by Javagal Srinath and you will know exactly what I mean.

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