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    Alan Wilkins is very popular here in India as a commentator/anchor, having anchored many India-specific programmes, and is one of the more neutral commentators around. When he isn't, his comments ("Would you find an Australian named Michael Vaughan? He dropped a sitter...looked a duffer", "What divine right does Yuvraj Singh have to be in the team?", "that over-rate is diabolical") are classic, because they're rare.

    I'm no big fan of Bumble, we in India have not heard much of him initially, and when we did, we first thought he's Boycs minus (the legendary Yorkshireman is one of the most popular non-Indian commentators of all time here). Boycs-Bumble rivalry, when it lasted, was entertaining.
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    You can't really find fault with Kumble, as it's his first run, and he talks sense. One of the few commentators we'd like to listen to.

    Ganguly in the box will be worth the wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    You can't really find fault with Kumble, as it's his first run, and he talks sense. One of the few commentators we'd like to listen to.

    Ganguly in the box will be worth the wait.
    I walked past Kumble getting interviewed on Monday on the way to my seats. I never realised how fantastically good-looking he is .
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I walked past Kumble getting interviewed on Monday on the way to my seats. I never realised how fantastically good-looking he is .
    True. One of my mum's most favorite cricketers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    You can't really find fault with Kumble, as it's his first run, and he talks sense. One of the few commentators we'd like to listen to.

    Ganguly in the box will be worth the wait.
    Arg Kumble is BORING. Awful commentator.

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    Kumble commentry is like his bowling boring but efficient and full of thought.

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    As far as voices are concerned, Kepler Wessels, Mbangwa, Tony Greig, Navjot Sidhu and Ravi Shastri are my personal favourites.

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    I have been a bit disappointed with Kumble actually. Most of the time he just points out the bleedingly obvious. Hopefully he will improve as he settles in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Kumble commentry is like his bowling boring but efficient and full of thought.
    Hah, yeah. Although listening to him dissect the way the spinners have been bowling is awesome. Think he's playing it on the safe side for now, being a noob and all. Hopefully with experience/confidence he will come out of his shell a bit more.

    Reckon he'd be a way better fit as a Test commentator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Kumble commentry is like his bowling boring but efficient and full of thought.
    Haha Kumble's bowling wasn't anything like that! It was hugely unorthodox, unique and quite interesting.

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    Loved the way Kumble stripped down the analysis of Ojha's bowling to the bare essentials in the last game. Nasser kept spouting all the BS about him being surprisingly effective despite a lack of a wrong'un and mystery ball, and all Kumble did was remind him that flight and bounce weren't exactly outdated weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Loved the way Kumble stripped down the analysis of Ojha's bowling to the bare essentials in the last game. Nasser kept spouting all the BS about him being surprisingly effective despite a lack of a wrong'un and mystery ball, and all Kumble did was remind him that flight and bounce weren't exactly outdated weapons.
    Yeah, Kumble is a refreshing change from all goo no content commentators. He might be conservative, but I'd listen to him for 5 days than listen to Mark Nicholas for 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Yeah, Kumble is a refreshing change from all goo no content commentators. He might be conservative, but I'd listen to him for 5 days than listen to Mark Nicholas for 15 minutes.
    Esp. if he happens to be talking about Shane Watson's shoulders and Andrew Symonds' arms...
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    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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