Tony Greig and his magic

India
December 15, 2011 2:26am CST
India is a cricket loving nation, so many of you love to hear commentary as well.So tell me guys who is yours favorite cricket commentator. I like listening to Tony Greig the most, his accent is different from others, and in tense situations of a match, his voice is treat to ears and when Sachin is batting, he is at its best. Harsh Bhogle is not to bad either, his neutrality is the one which i admired the most.He is humourous type of a guy.
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@fannekhan (783)
• India
15 Dec 11
I cannot watch cricket without the audio, maybe because i grew up hearing radio commentary. With video it is more visual but audio is essential for me. Anant Setalwad was my favorite in the radio commentary days. Tony Cozier too is from the radio days and he is very good too. Among the current lot on TV there are quite a few who are good.For the student of the game Ian Chappell, Boycott, Gavaskar, Sivaramakrishnan,Manjrekar are good. Sidhu has a great style too even though he tends to play to the gallery. Mohinder Amarnath and Maninder Singh are mediocre.Ashok Malhotra is very good and so is Ajay Jadeja. Their analysis is always good. Among the Indians Ravi Shastri and Harsha stand above the rest. Mak Pataudi was the best but was not always available. Tony Greig is indeed one of the best international commentators and he makes it so lively and interesting. I will pick two 1. Anant Setalwad 2. Harsha Bhogle Ganguly is showing great potential and if there is one guy I am waiting to hear it must be Rahul Dravid and another is Sangakara, these two know the game well and speak very well.
• Adelaide, Australia
15 Dec 11
Don't you think radio commentary is much better than television audio commentary? I find it much more detailed & more descriptive. On radio they have to be that much better than TV (though on TV they also have to look good!), because they really have to paint the picture rather than show it. If only there was some way to put the two together!
• India
17 Dec 11
With radio commentary I used to conjure up the images as I heard the story unfold but with video commentary I get to see whether the guy is reporting correctly.Now, I can pick something the tv commentator has missed so I don't depend on him totally.Like , when Gavaskar was saying Umesh Yadav is a medium pacer I knew straight away that he is not seeing the speeds which were consistently over 140kmph and occasionally over 145kmph. So, I know he is up there with the fastest. Gavaskar made a similar observation about Ishant Sharma when he broke into the side and we saw him bowling at 150kmph to Ponting in Australia a few seasons ago. So I will never go back to radio commentary even though radio commentary had a lot of influence in improving my English speaking skills.It taught me how to think in English, rather than my native tongue.
@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
15 Dec 11
We love cricket down here too! Yes, a good commentator can really make a game worth listening to. What I have found in recent years is the way they have two commentators, representing opposing sides of the players nationalities, going head-to-head at a time. So we might see for example, a New Zealand & an Aussie commentator on at one time for an Australia versus New Zealand Match. I think that is fair as well as appropriate. I've heard Tony Greig's commentary & it's quite good. Ritchie Benaud was also quite good. I haven't seen the cricket for some time now, so I'm worried I'll start listing commentators who have since passed on! The English sports commentary all-round is fantastic. It seems that when the game gets the most exciting they surpass everyone else in rapid-fire detail as well as a clarity that makes the game seem rather pleasant... and then they are silent & we wonder what's going on. The Australian commentry I find better when nothing striking is happening - they describe the grounds, the weather, the players, history & it can make one want to nod off to sleep sometimes!
• India
15 Dec 11
Richie Benaud and Ian Chappell are two names that are popular all over the world . Dean Jones was coming on well until he made that 'terrorist'comment.There are good English commentators and some Indians are measuring up well too.Like Bhogle, Ravi Shastri. Ravi Shastri was doing well until he got entangled with Nasser Hussein and his 'donkey' remark.Boycs is good too.
@chaftab (59)
• Pakistan
17 Dec 11
I also like tony along with jaffryboycott
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Dec 11
I used to like Tony when he started off. But off late he has just become a bit too loud and tends to repeat himself a lot. On the other hand Harsha is definitely a class act. He seems to adapt according to times and also according to the partners when he has the mike. Cheers! Ram