I don’t like cricket (commentary), I love it.

As I drove home from my Saturday morning Walk’nTalk with Woofles, I listened to radio commentary on the cricket match between SA and Bangladesh.
Apart from the hilarious outrage of former Indian player Sanjay Manjrekar, when interviewing/ ripping apart the Bangladeshi team’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, our local radio commentator was in fine form, too.

First, to paraphrase, slightly, Manjreker laid into Bangladesh for their hopeless collapse against SA:

Manjrekar: Bangladesh was appalling and really disappointed their fans. I think they deserve a word from you…

Al Hasan: Yes, they do. Sorry.

Concise, if nothing else, young Shakib.
Unfortunately, I did not catch the name of the Saffer commentator on Radio 2000, but when he said the following, it made me wish I could have seen Graham Smith and Jacques Kallis’s faces had they heard this description of the end of their innings:

Commentator: Some time later in the innings, Kallis joined his captain [Smith] in the bathroom … err, in the showers.

That’s quite a little post-innings relaxation ritual they have right there. Hahaha, bring on Friday!


7 Responses to I don’t like cricket (commentary), I love it.

  1. Charmskool says:

    ha ha you do find good stuff on the radio. I think I’ll turn down the television sound and listen to the cricket commentary on the radio in the future. Sounds far more entertaining.

  2. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    He he, yeah, though I think we can both agree that the bulk of commentary, and really WHATEVER is said in the broadcast media, is just unadulterated drivel. I’d say put on a CD instead and listen to that while you watch the cricket, Charm

  3. Tamara says:

    You were listening to crocket commentary on the radio voluntarily? Then again, who knew it could be so enlightening. They rarely discuss actualy cricket, from what I can tell. It’s usually about what they had for lunch.

  4. Tamara says:

    Cricket. Not crocket.

    Although it is a crock.

  5. DBAWIW says:

    Crocket sounds more fun than cricket. Also more crotchety…like it’s played by grumpy old sods.

  6. Tamara says:

    Or at least in the case of the crotchety crocket commentators.

    Alliteration, yes please.

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