The Commentary That Gives You Brain Fade


The Commentary That Gives You Brain Fade

Illustration: Shivali Devalkar


ne hundred and forty years after the first Test match in recorded cricket history was played, where the Aussies vanquished our colonial masters, they’re back again, this time in Ranchi to play a Test series that promises to make more “brain fade” history.

This is going to be the first time that Ranchi will host a Test match, an anomaly for the Jharkhand masses who have earlier flocked to the stadium only to see MS Dhoni play the helicopter shot. The standard of cricket promises to be of superior quality, but what will single-handedly pull down the cricket-watching experience over the next five days is the quality of cricket commentary, where the men behind the mic are likely to sound like a squad of shrill cheerleaders hopped up on amphetamines.