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.
"Talent is nothing without opportunity"
"You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"
Twenty20 used to be boring.
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.
Kumble commentry is like his bowling boring but efficient and full of thought.
As far as voices are concerned, Kepler Wessels, Mbangwa, Tony Greig, Navjot Sidhu and Ravi Shastri are my personal favourites.
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.
Reckon he'd be a way better fit as a Test commentator.
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despite a lack of a wrong'un and mystery ball, and all Kumble did was remind him that flight and bounce weren't exactly outdated weapons.
We miss you, Fardin. :(. RIP.
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