India and New Zealand might be toughing it out on Kanpur on the 5th day of the 1st Test match today but it's Sunil Gavaskar and the rest of the Indian commentary panel that has become the key point of discussion amongst Indians.
People have been accusing Gavaskar and the co of being biased towards Ajinkya Rahane, who has been in poor form despite a very long rope that has been made available to him.
Absolute clownery happening in the comm box right now. LSK, Murali Karthik & Sunny G taking names of everyone who can be left out but Rahane. LSK is even advocating that Kohli or Shreyas should bat at 3. MK saying Rahane should get another chance as he's VC. Absolutely poor this.— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) November 28, 2021
And of course, Sunny G is agreeing to what the other two are saying. This is an absolute low for Indian commentary where meritocracy in terms of performance is taking a backseat. Both on the field and in the comm box.— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) November 28, 2021
People are really worked up about Rahane's poor form and Gavaskar supporting him 'no matter what'.
#INDvsNZ #Rahane— Man of simple taste (@direction_less_) November 28, 2021
There's no scope for real commentary at @BCCI. Last time when someone tried this happened👇.
And the poor commentator was sacked unofficially for a couple of years. https://t.co/8IYnC7Xm4L pic.twitter.com/96pTWp3d0y
Mumbai lobby is actually massive ffs https://t.co/Or82K0MuaO— Prateek (@SanogoalFC2) November 28, 2021
What can you expect from the commentary box where Sunil Gavaskar is there— Prasanjit (@Prasanj19782888) November 28, 2021
Sunny G is a legend of Indian cricket but don't like him as a commentator always supports Mumbai lobby https://t.co/Wy226pyLnd
Even @VVSLaxman281 suggested to give Rahane one more chance.— Dr. Devashish Palkar (@DevPalkar) November 28, 2021
How many more chances to be given? This is absolutely shameful.
I seriously think Rahane has some ugly secrets of entire cricket community in his mobile phone. 🙄 https://t.co/ThTC3nICoP
It is Mumbai lobby who is backing Rahane even after his poor show this year. No one would have survived with an avg of 19 for a year. https://t.co/5FS63z5Qhp— Niraj kumar Singh (@N1rajkumar) November 28, 2021
I noticed this too. They're just not discussing Rahane. At one point SG was saying how Saha needs to score runs because other batsmen like Gill and Jadeja scored 50s in the 1st inning. Mentioned Jadeja as a batter but didn't even name Rahane.— Ankit Sinha (@Filmfabulist) November 28, 2021
People have been complaining about the other Indian commentators as well. The word shit might have been used to describe the Indian commentary panel.
MK's latest comment " In the past fast bowlers will give away a boundary on purpose so captain would take them out from a long spell" Simon doul was shell shocked
- Sarthak dubey
Yeah, this was a shocker. I guess one of the co-comms (Doull maybe) asked him who these pacers were. Garbage-level commentary, really.
- Ajit Yadav
VVS Laxman Ji is saying to drop Mayank and bring in Ks Bharat as an opener and ask him to keep to And bring Virat for Saha Dude this is unnecessary backing he is getting Had Any youngster got this level backing, he could have made his career
LS asking if Rahane wins this game how can u drop a winning captain? Doesn’t realise the captain hasn’t contributed anything! And Virat comes in to do the job of captain anyway.
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The only reason to bear the incessant drone of the vuvuzelas is to get some insight from the commentary. Instead, we have these instances.
- Ajit Yadav
By saying Virat should bat at no 3, they are subtly and indirectly saying to drop Pujara which i think is not right. Pujara keeps performing whenever he is challenged but Rahane has been given quite a long rope here, getting out cheaply to both fast bowlers and spinners
Sunil Gavaskar also apparently called Rahane selfless for not taking a review, which seemed a bit odd to a lot of people.
Just got to know apparently Sunil Gavaskar said selfless as ever when rahane got out & didn’t review 🤣— Pradhyoth (@Pradhyoth1) November 28, 2021
Seriously? Sunil Gavaskar saying selfless as ever Ajinkya Rahane did not take review and waste it. Bro it was plumb 🤣🤣🤣😭😭 Mumbai lobby 💦💦💦 yako thuu— sonu (@71willcome) November 28, 2021
Btw, Gavaskar called Rahane a "selfless team man" for not wasting a review after he was given out. Cha evlo periya vishayam la? pic.twitter.com/V5fW7jqBgB— Balasubramanian (@balas2405) November 28, 2021
What do you think? Do you agree with the people here.