A few days ago, I caught the first IPL game (Bangalore vs. Kolkata) – yes, the one in which Brendon McCullum went ballistic. I caught this on some website which was streaming the video – probably not legal, but that is not the point.
I think it was during the break after Kolkata had batted and they were showing replays of all the shots McCullum made. I enjoyed it a lot – but then I noticed something strange. I now am not sure if I imagined it, but I seem to suddenly realize that I was hearing Sunil Gavasakar doing the commentary. I immediately thought what the hell is he doing there? Sunil Gavasakar doing commentary on Twenty20 cricket analyzing Brendon McCullum’s shots? Are you kidding me? Him doing that would be like me critiquing a Swahili movie! I mean, it is entirely possible for this man to open an Twenty20 inning, and do 120 “well lefts”, and still be satisfied.
So what indeed was he doing there? I think he should be asking that question himself (and hopefully come with the right answer! )