Commentary plays a vital role in a Cricket match be it any format of the game. Commentators voice quality, mode, pace, cricket insights, biasedness, sense of humor in their presentation has a great impact on the audience. It generates enthusiasm, excitement or disappointment, anger etc.
There has been quite a number of high quality cricket commentators the world has seen. In this edition , we will discuss about the top 5 voices in the world.
Michael Holding was known as ‘Whispering Death’ during his playing days. Smooth run-up and equally smooth action, Michael Holding was a sight to behold, except for the batters.
He brings lot of calmness in the commentary box. His witty one-liners are treat for the audience to listen during a fierce encounter. Holding is unbiased, honest, a humble commentator of the game.
Danny Morrison’s voice is perfectly suited for the T20 format of the game. He is a regular feature in the Indian Premier League and is a famous commentator from New Zealand. He is a man who is always lively and provides energy and enthusiasm to the game.
He is a former kiwi cricketer who played 48 Tests and 96 ODIs. He took 160 wickets in Tests and 126 wickets in the ODIs. He played his last match for kiwis in the year 1997.
Danny Morrison is also a regular voice to be heard in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
He will be regarded as the one of the greatest commentators all times. Harsha Bhogle has not played a single professional match but his comments are widely respected all over the world. He has been an active commentator for more than three decades now. He has done commentary in in multiple World Cups and also lends his voice during the IPL and the Indian series. He is going strong at the age of 59. Apart from being a commentator, he is also an anchor and a columnist.
Ravi Shashtri is one of the popular commentators in the world. Ravi Shastri’s first appeared as a commentator in the World Masters Tournament in Mumbai in 1995.
Ravi Shastri’s test career was quite an eventful one. He was presented the Champions of the Champions award in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985.
He started his carrer as a specialist bowler, but went on to open the innings for India and achieved great success. In the 80 test matches that he played, Ravi Shastri scored 3830 runs and took 151 wickets.
Richie Benaud is a very well-known cricket commentator, but he also works as a broadcaster. He was the captain of Australia cricket team from 1968 to 1974 and after that he became the commentator of television. His commentaries are very popular among the cricket fans all over the world.