One part of it is commentators being discouraged (or just scared to) rock the boat for fear of getting in trouble. The result being repetitive, boring analysis and no one standing out with their outrageous opinions.Cricket commentary is one skill (if you can call it) which has gone progressively worse with time can't put my finger on it why is that the case.
I half agree. I think comms are told to either toe the line or bring colour with strong personalities. Few are told to provide depth.One part of it is commentators being discouraged (or just scared to) rock the boat for fear of getting in trouble. The result being repetitive, boring analysis and no one standing out with their outrageous opinions.
Chappell backed Cummins, IMO rightly so, after all the others legends attacked him for not supporting Langer as coach.What are some of his controversial takes? I thought he was the ****...no-nonsense and gritty. Won't see his like again for sure.
Yeah overall point taken, although he didn't quite say that in the video, he said he didn't have much sympathy for batsmen not playing a shot. I'm in agreement with him on that considering this was prior to DRS where the batsman loses any benefit of the doubt when shouldering arms.He had some very stubborn takes that always irritated me though, the main one being that any batsman who padded up deserved to be given out lbw even if the ball was missing the stumps.
That's most likely because he was so good at it and was bit of a pioneer for modern cricket captaincy.He could definitely be very annoying ( his act of trying to put himself in the captain's shoes constantly could get tiresome) but as the years went on and the likes of Benaud, Greig, Lawry etc. were replaced by blokes who didn't even bother to sound like they cared about cricket, it became harder to dislike him. Will be missed.
So Imran is lamenting Pakistani people for putting individuals in jobs that they are not fit for. Hmm.That's most likely because he was so good at it and was bit of a pioneer for modern cricket captaincy.
In this video below Imran rates him as his biggest inspiration for cricket leadership. It's actually quite a funny video if you can understand urdu and have little background context on Pakistani politics.