The wily old off-spinner has taken a gigantic stride in international cricket. In 71 test matches, he has record scalp of 365, which made him the fastest bowler to reach 300 wickets. In IPL 2018, Ashwin was named the captain of KXIP. At press conferences, Ashwin has never shied away from sensitive questions instead has reverted boldly. His acumen has been felt both on and off the field by the experts. After retirement, when he will be laid the plate to pick anything he wants, surely commentating will be his first choice.
The Indian origin leg spinner has already represented New Zealand in all three formats. In the past, the former has shown his prowess with the cherry by reaching the top of the tree in ICC T20 rankings. Apart from cricket, Ish has a love for numbers, has been acknowledged for that on-air by Kevin Pietersen. Ish is an articulate speaker when it comes to pre or post-match interviews. Surprisingly, Sodhi is multilingual and can speak Hindi and Punjabi fluently. So the Kiwi has an alternate option post-retirement.
The greatest swing bowler ever played the game for England – Jimmy holds the record of capturing 587 wickets in tests, which takes him to the 4th position in all-time wicket-takers in tests. Known for his cheeky comments on and off the field, Jimmy has never been short of words. Recently, Jimmy joined BBC Test Match Special and has made a smooth transition from a cricket pitch to the commentary box. Hopefully, the world will hear more from Jimmy…
One of the most destructive openers in world cricket, David Warner, is a hard man to keep quiet. If his bat isn’t doing the talking, then his mouth probably is, and either way, you can expect an assertive behavior. But that might have come to the fore, and much to his delight, he was invited to commentate during the second ODI between England and Australia for channel 9 much earlier than expected. In this day and age, where cricketers fear speaking their minds in public, David Warner has stood out in that regard.
He has got the most number of hundreds in ODI’s surpassing Martin Crowe’s 17. When it comes to Rosco, he isn’t afraid to have a debate both on and off the field. When New Zealand toured India in 2017, the former had a go at the legendary former India opener or the Maharaja of Twitter Virender Sehwag, in a series of tweets in Hindi. If he continues to go like this, the SKY SPORTS commentary box isn’t that far from him.
Article Written by Sobhan Garnaik
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