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World Cup: Steve Waugh's Commentary During India-New Zealand Match Leaves Netizens Annoyed, Here's Why

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • India clash with New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday
  • Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh was seen doing commentary along with his ex-Indian counterpart Sourav Ganguly and Harsha Bhogle
  • Waugh talking about his cricketing career and Australia's 1999 World Cup triumph during an India-New Zealand match left fans annoyed

India clash with New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. The Men In Blue will be eyeing their fourth World Cup final appearance while the Black Caps will be hoping to make it to their second straight summit clash. 

At the start of the contest, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won a crucial toss and elected to bat first. The 2015 World Cup finalists got off to a slow start and also suffered an early setback as Martin Guptill was dismissed just when the pressure of the initial spell got the better of him.

However, there was a standout moment which happened during this match. No, it did not happen on the field but off the field in the commentary box. 

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh was seen doing commentary along with his ex-Indian counterpart Sourav Ganguly and Harsha Bhogle. While the fans were happy seeing the three veterans in the commentary box, they were also a little annoyed when they heard Waugh talking about his cricketing career and Australia's 1999 World Cup triumph during an India-New Zealand match.

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Here's what the fans had to say on social media.

Waugh had led Australia to their second World Cup triumph in 1999 which was played in England & Wales. The senior Waugh was also a part of Australia's maiden World Cup triumph in 1987 under Allan Border. 

That World Cup also turned out to be the stylish batsman's last one. However, his successor Ricky Ponting carried on the good work as the Aussies retained the coveted trophy in the 2003 and 2007 editions.

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