IPL players earning millions, WC blind cricketers in extreme poverty: Sukhram Manjhi
Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricket commentators in recent memory. While the 58-year-old was a constant feature inside the commentary box particularly in India's matches, the 80-Test veteran has left the aforementioned duty ever since he took up Team India coaching role in 2017. However, it appears that several of his fans are still missing Ravi Shastri’s commentary role as evidenced from their recent posts on social media.
On Wednesday, October 14, Ravi Shastri took to his social media account to praise South African-based Delhi speedster Anrich Nortje for his role in Delhi’s win over Rajasthan. While he bowled his quota of four overs to end up with figures of 2-33, it was his scorching speed that made a difference to the outcome of the match. In the third over of Rajasthan run-chase, which was bowled by the 26-year-old South African, the right-arm pacer once clocked an eye-grabbing speed of 156.2 kph to Jos Buttler.
Ravi Shastri praised Anrich Nortje's speeds and the overall contest between the burly South African bowler and Rajasthan’s opening batsman Jos Buttler. The Indian head coach referred to the competition as “fire” meeting “fire” which made for “fabulous viewing” for the viewers.
Apparently, several fans responded to Ravi Shastri in the comments section, requesting the cricket expert to return to the commentary box. Here is a look at some of the fans who are missing the voice of coach Shastri behind the microphone:
We miss your voice in the commentary box... could you please come back to the com box!! Your commentary is next to none!! ☺️— Vinod Basnure (@IamVBasnure) October 15, 2020
Please sir come back to commentary 🙏 (2 good times)— Barani Dharan (@barani661998) October 14, 2020
ohh— Arav Mendiratta 🌐 (@mendiratta_arav) October 14, 2020
would have loved to u have on commentary in that over
Miss you in commentary box ravi bhai— Shivam Tailor (@shivam_tailor8) October 14, 2020
Missing your presence as commentator.— Rishi Karjekar 🇮🇳 (@Rishii_K) October 14, 2020
While the Anrich Nortje 156.2 km per hour ball was dispatched for a boundary by Jos Buttler, the Delhi pacer cleaned up the Rajasthan opening batsman off the very next delivery with another 155 kph-plus thunderbolt. The incident occurred during the third over of Rajasthan’s run-chase, which was the opening over of the evening for the right-arm fast bowler. While Anrich Nortje fastest ball of the match was also the fastest-ever recorded in the history of Dream11 IPL, the South African cricketer now actually occupies the top 3 spots in the celebrated list.
Stay updated on the latest IPL 2020 news, IPL updates, IPL schedule, IPL 2020 points table, IPL 2020 matches and more. From live updates to breaking news, Republic World brings you all the live updates online so that you don't miss out on the IPL 2020 extravaganza.
IPL 2020 Live Updates: Punjab defeat Delhi by 5 wickets, keep Qualifier hopes alive
10 hours ago
Prithvi Shaw comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar rubbished on Twitter after another failure
6 hours ago
Big Bash League increases overseas players limit to 3 in playing 11s for more TV ratings
6 hours ago
Sachin Tendulkar reveals grave Chris Jordan blunder during historic Mumbai vs Punjab match
7 hours ago
Shikhar Dhawan slams back-to-back tons, fans scream 'Gabbar is Back' on Twitter
7 hours ago
Virender Sehwag reveals Sourav Ganguly's words for him after flop debut in 1999: Watch
7 hours ago