Cricket is definitely incomplete without the commentary by the professionals who know the sport very well. They sit in the commentary box and give the audiences a detailed description of the ongoing match. That is a usual scenario, right? But what if the commentator adds an interesting twist to the commentary during the match? Well, a similar incident happened during the T20 match between World XI and West Indies on May 31 when the commentator Nasser Hussain took the commentary of the match to the next level.
The match was between West Indies and World XI at Lord’s for Hurricane Relief T20 Cricket Challenge aimed at raising money for development of five cricket ground in the Caribbean that got damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Apparently, the former English captain and commentator Nasser Hussain took the commentary on-the-field during the first over where he was reporting the match straight from the field. While the match was broadcasted live on ICC’s Facebook account, Nasser was doing the commentary from the slips as the cricketers were playing the match. According to reports, ICC was trying something ‘new’ with Nasser’s different attempt at doing commentary, but it seemed like he was interfering in the match.
Evidently, this ‘new’ sting by Nasser Hussain has raised a lot of questions among the cricket lovers and they took to their social media accounts to show their discontent with Nasser’s act.
People are slamming Naseer Hussain and ICC for ‘not taking the game seriously’.
Furthermore, netizens raised questions on the need to give T20 cricket an ‘international’ status. While they said that we can have World cup in every couple of years, they insisted that T20 should be more of a ‘domestic-based’ concept.
Take a look at some of the reactions:
— Ejaz Wasim Bakhri (@ejazwasim) May 31, 2018
— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) May 31, 2018
Exactly what value does this add for the viewer? TV producers takings things to next level stupid.
— Gus (@gustavdetroch) May 31, 2018
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) May 31, 2018
— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) May 31, 2018
Good morning.Just turned on Facebook Live. Please tell me that’s a hologram of Nasser Hussain pretending to be on the field of play and not the real thing.
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) May 31, 2018
— Ahsan. 🇵🇰 (@imPakistaniLAD) May 31, 2018
This is an official T20 international and a reporter (Nasser Hussain) is standing in a deepish first slip position.
Charity match, to be played only semi-seriously
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) May 31, 2018
No wonder if Nasser Hussain catches the ball and claims for it at some stage of the game. Will be interesting. 😂 #WXIvWI
— SANATH 🏏 (@Dude_Cricket) May 31, 2018
Charity match with T20I status and Nasser Hussain commentating from 1st slip! Is anyone other than the match officials and players allowed inside the field during an ongoing international match? #WorldXIvWI #CricketRelief
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) May 31, 2018
— TheStumpCam (@theStumpCam) May 31, 2018
A superb exchange in the middle with Nasser Hussain holding the mic in the middle.
Afridi to Gayle after he got hit on the helmet : “Keep your eye on the ball mate!”
Hilarious ..😂 #CricketRelief
— Pheku VVS Laxman (@phekuVvsLaxman) May 31, 2018
Really enjoyed the #WIvWorldXI game and kudos to @SkyCricket for making their feed available for free…but i hope to your deity of choice that we never see that Nasser Hussain experiment montrosity on a cricket ground again! #shudder
— The Opening Statsman (@OpeningStatsman) June 1, 2018
Sky is trying new things since they are producing and broadcasting this match free of cost. Nasser Hussain commentating from the fuckin slip ! pic.twitter.com/vVbwZLoGTf
— ജോസ്വസ്കി (@josuowski) May 31, 2018
Okay ICC, Nasser Hussain commentating from behind the keeper/slips/players is not innovation or creativity.. Do not introduce this to international or franchise cricket. #WXIvWI
— Nikhil Jadhav (@42nikhil) May 31, 2018
What do you think of the new technique of commentary? Tell us in the comments!