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    Akram & Rameez come from home revised a few words & keep repeating throughout the day. I mean how can you say ‘his gone for a well played 0 ‘

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAli98 View Post
    Akram & Rameez come from home revised a few words & keep repeating throughout the day. I mean how can you say ‘his gone for a well played 0 ‘
    Uh..the only time I ever hear Rameez say that is when he's being sarcastic, in fact he usually is sarcastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giannis View Post
    Uh..the only time I ever hear Rameez say that is when he's being sarcastic, in fact he usually is sarcastic.
    Akram said it & then quickly apologised.

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    Disgusting and biased commentary he was going after the umpire for giving it a boundary when it was clearly a boundary than you could hear him screaming on the replay that take. The bails quickly

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    Hes up there with wasim akram as awful

    They are horrid to listen to


    If pakistan cricket is to move forward they need to stop going back

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    Can’t be any worse than Waqar Younus or Sikandar Bakht. Couldn’t stand them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    Can’t be any worse than Waqar Younus or Sikandar Bakht. Couldn’t stand them.
    There are two Sikandar Bakhts........which one you are talking about.

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    Athar is the most annoying commentator. He was literally crying as the windies were chasing the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaddy View Post
    There are two Sikandar Bakhts........which one you are talking about.
    Are there two?
    I am talking about this guy.
    https://youtu.be/BHgQ3ZBzKNs

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    Are there two?
    I am talking about this guy.
    https://youtu.be/BHgQ3ZBzKNs
    Yes there is another Sikandar Bakht, who normally does commentary for the domestic matches.

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    Athar Ali Khan commentary

    For the love of all things sane please take him off the commentary duties.

    My ears are hurting from his over-exacerbation at the littlest of things.

    Everytime I've had the misfortune of listening to him it's like someone's given him a jolt of electricity and then supplied him with the mic and shown him the way to the commentary box.

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    Yup hes very biased and gets defensive about Bangladesh

    Hopefully they lose today and go back home


    "Life is Pain"
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    Seems to be a lot happier today.



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    He scared the crap out of me when he shouted out 'OFFCUTTER' when graphic of Muztafizur's variations came up. He honestly doesn't know he has a mic next to him.

    What an odd man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Yup hes very biased and gets defensive about Bangladesh

    Hopefully they lose today and go back home

    He just did that. When Murali karthik talked about Oman missing opportunities he got defensive and said Both sides missed opportunities.

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    He is very biased and simply poor.

    But, he is the best Bangladesh have. Other Bangladeshi commentators are worse.


    Bangladeshi Man

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    One of the worst out there, right there with VVS paa jee.

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    Would rather watch the match on mute than listen to his commentary.

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    One of his issue is that he can't control his emotions and starts behaving like a fan

    I think you shouldn't be 'too' patriotic while sitting in the commentary box.
    Last edited by MenInG; 20th October 2021 at 01:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    He is very biased and simply poor.

    But, he is the best Bangladesh have. Other Bangladeshi commentators are worse.
    Actually there was another Bangladeshi commentator, who IMO was better than Athar.

    I have forgotten his name but I remember he had deep voice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaddy View Post
    Actually there was another Bangladeshi commentator, who IMO was better than Athar.

    I have forgotten his name but I remember he had deep voice.
    Shamim? He’s just as bad


    Hard to get a handle on this double edged sword

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaddy View Post
    Actually there was another Bangladeshi commentator, who IMO was better than Athar.

    I have forgotten his name but I remember he had deep voice.
    I think you are referring to Shamim Chowdhury.

    Athar is an ex-cricketer. He has played for Bangladesh.

    Shamim has no cricket background. Also, I find him more annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by marlonbrowndo View Post
    Shamim? He’s just as bad
    Shamim is worse than Athar to me.


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    No-one's worse than Athar, not even Raja and Wasim.

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    Too emotional as a Bangladesh commentator. I fear one day he may not be able to control his emotions and embarrass Bangladesh cricket team with a biased rant or tears of sorry

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    I find it entertaining how much energy he invests in Bangladesh while doing commentary. It's almost as if you made the biggest diehard fan of a team to commentate on its game.

    Last game, one of the Omani players skied one ball..

    Alan Wilkins: "In the aiiirr.. It's been hit well..."

    *Ball falls between the fielders*

    Alan Wilkins: *chuckles* "Athar you're off your chair in the com box.." (as the ball went up)

    Athar Ali Khan: *in a super defensive tone* "No I am NOT! I was surprised you said it's been hit well, because it was always going to the fielders"

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    There is no way you can take bias off your commentary, every commentator have their loyalty to their nation.. I would rather have a commentator whose representing us should be rooting for us too.. Not everyone is like Nasser Hussein or Mike Atherton..

    It's your national instinct...

    But yea Athar does sound annoying though, but I guess he can't keep the national bias under control.

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    Along with Sanjay Manjrekar, once of the worst commentator.


    As general said, this does happen so people have to play the game : Siddique Salik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaddy View Post
    One of his issue is that he can't control his emotions and starts behaving like a fan

    I think you shouldn't be 'too' patriotic while sitting in the commentary box.
    Some of them are all too eager to please the fans and cricketing board from their nation. It is a formula used by every commentator and even the best of them show their bias now and then.

    I am afraid that there is no such thing as neutral commentator and it will be unreasonable to expect one to exist. Least we can do is call out those over the board types like Athar

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    He's back!

    Think OTT and so NOT neutral.


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    Worst commentator in the world.

    Couldn't be neutral even if his life depended on it.

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    Wasn't pleased with Hasan Ali's send-off of Nurul Hassan. See if anyone cares mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    Wasn't pleased with Hasan Ali's send-off of Nurul Hassan. See if anyone cares mate.
    Yes - saying HA should be careful!


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    It’s like his about to bust a blood vessel when Bangladesh puts bat on ball !!

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    Think Athar is West Pakistani by origin, whose ancestors settled in Bangladesh.

    It's admirable how Athar gives his heart, blood and soul for Bangladesh everytime it plays a game. And they say Pakistanis don't integrate

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    Quote Originally Posted by street cricketer View Post
    Think Athar is West Pakistani by origin, whose ancestors settled in Bangladesh.

    It's admirable how Athar gives his heart, blood and soul for Bangladesh everytime it plays a game. And they say Pakistanis don't integrate
    sanjay datt , sharukh khan, amitabh bachan, anil kapoor and list goes on there are all from Pakistan then? stop associating people coz their ancestors lived across the border in the past they are what they are .

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    Don’t care if he bias or not…literally every commentator is bias towards their own team. The only one that’s probably the least bias is Rambo.

    But, Athar Ali Khan is still a very poor commentator.

    *ball goes for six*

    “That’s a good shot for six”

    *shows highlight of six*

    *screams into the mic*

    “OH WHAT A SHOT THATS HUGE THATS INCREDIBLE”.

    He’s just not made for commentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by street cricketer View Post
    Think Athar is West Pakistani by origin, whose ancestors settled in Bangladesh.

    It's admirable how Athar gives his heart, blood and soul for Bangladesh everytime it plays a game. And they say Pakistanis don't integrate
    Yeah.

    Athar has a Pakistani ancestry but he was born in Bangladesh.


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    Honestly the worst commentator to ever exist in any sport. My ears bleed listening to him. Someone needs to cancel him and have him removed permanently from the mic.

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    He is a total embarrassment

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    Pakistan may have won, but the damage has been done (to my ears)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roony123 View Post
    sanjay datt , sharukh khan, amitabh bachan, anil kapoor and list goes on there are all from Pakistan then? stop associating people coz their ancestors lived across the border in the past they are what they are .
    It's not that deep lol.

    Athar's voice is soothing and I appreciate it

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    I think he had some sorta hysteria and panic attack when you get the courage to hear him at the replay of Khushdil Shah's wicket.

    It's at 7:43


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    this guy is serious pain... and SERIOus Pain...

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    He went all quite when Shadab and Nawaz were hitting sixes at the end lol. Every commentator is biased to their country but this guy takes his bias to another level.

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    One of the best along with Sivaramakrishnan. Can't seem to get Athar's signature line out of my head 'have a look at that' (in his signature voice too).

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    It's comedy and Cricket at the same time with this guy

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    Down the ground he goes absolutely hammered it for a single.

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    I suppose it’s a good thing he gets excited, however he’s commentating as a Bangladeshi fan in the sense he’s screaming and getting excited for Bangladesh haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    One of the best along with Sivaramakrishnan. Can't seem to get Athar's signature line out of my head 'have a look at that' (in his signature voice too).
    hahah. This made me chuckle! And now, it's in my head too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    Down the ground he goes absolutely hammered it for a single.
    "My word! what a shot for a single"

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    Feel sorry for him.When Pakistan were 4 down he could not control himself.He was screaming but he should know by now that cricket is a funny game.The game is not over until the last ball is bowled.

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    Tamim Iqbal speaks okay. I hope he will take up commentary role after he retires.

    Athar is very poor but he is the best Bangladesh has currently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by in_cutter View Post
    Arun Lal still tops the list
    I've listened to Sanath Jayasuriya. He's an undisputed king

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    Russell Arnold takes the cake in my opinion; who assumes in every game that Lankans are the king of the hill. He is the most annoying in my opinion. I can understand the inferiority complex of Ather but, what is the deal with Russell?


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    Arun Lal, Ranjit Fernando and Waqar were hall of famers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    Tamim Iqbal speaks okay. I hope he will take up commentary role after he retires.

    Athar is very poor but he is the best Bangladesh has currently.
    Shamim Chowdhury is better.


    Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness

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    Just cant stand him, forced to watch the match on mute if he is on.

    I guess it was a shout fest yesterday between him and Sikandar Bakht just too much for my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by street cricketer View Post
    Arun Lal, Ranjit Fernando and Waqar were hall of famers.
    VVS Laxman is the latest to join them

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    I have hardly seen people praising any commentator. They are all bad according to fans.

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    The commentators are super annoying, like noisy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollack View Post
    I have hardly seen people praising any commentator. They are all bad according to fans.
    Most of them are awful tbh

    In the past youd have, educated journalistic voices who knew when to add something and when to the let the action on the pitch do the talking

    Nowadays the obsession seems to be to get an ex player from the host countries in to commentate even if they god awful and un capable of doing the job in hand

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    Saying 20 odd balls since last boundary. Who cares when the run rate is hovering at 5.5 an over!

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    The secret to Bangladesh improving as a team is Athar leaving the commentary box. Please Bangladesh make it happen

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    Please put hot knives in my ears.!

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    “Can you believe it?!!! “

    Imagine that in his voice.

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    Arnold s english is bad. He is okay when doing tamil commentatory for star sports tamil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashmal View Post
    VVS Laxman is the latest to join them
    Maza aa raha hai Aakash 😂😂

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    His most famous dialect of all time is - 'Back to back centuries by Mahmudullah Riad'

    Mahmudullah scored 2 centuries in 2015 world cup. For next 4-5 years every time he came to bat, Athar used to remind this

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    He has provided a lot of content for memes in two days so far. So win win for everyone.

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    I mentioned this in another thread.

    The standard of commentary has gone downhill badly in recent times.

    Most are cheerleaders with very tactical awareness about cricket. Many have no game awareness or have much knowledge about the technical side of the game, which means that they just talk non-stop rubbish just to make themselves feel relevant.

    I met Richie Benaud in a press box un the UK and asked him what was the key to being a good commentator, his response was "only open your mouth if you have something relevant to say, otherwise keep quiet"



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    Only because of his screamings put me off from watching every time Pakistan play Bangladesh


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    Quote Originally Posted by street cricketer View Post
    "My word! what a shot for a single"
    "Uppish"


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    There is no commentator worse then Anjum Chopra. Not even Atar Ali Khan.

    I hate her voice. Every time she commentates I mute otherwise I will go insane.

    So sad there are so many bad commentator these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelandofthebravepeople View Post
    There is no commentator worse then Anjum Chopra. Not even Atar Ali Khan.

    I hate her voice. Every time she commentates I mute otherwise I will go insane.

    So sad there are so many bad commentator these days.
    Yeah. Commentary quality has gone down worldwide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelandofthebravepeople View Post
    There is no commentator worse then Anjum Chopra. Not even Atar Ali Khan.

    I hate her voice. Every time she commentates I mute otherwise I will go insane.

    So sad there are so many bad commentator these days.
    Alot of broadcasters are sadly going for token diversity these days by have a certain number of women commentators in every commentary team. If the commentator is good, then that's well and good. In Pakistan for instance, Sana Mir is better than most other Pakistani male commentators. But when you get Anjum Chopra and Isa Guha that becomes a problem because both are absolutely unbearable to listen to and have nothing unique or interesting to say.

    There's a reason everyone can't just become a good commentator.

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    This is what he said yesterday when Pakistan were two down on the cusp of victory:

    "The required run-rate is just above 6. It's not easy at all considering that Pakistan has to counter the quality spin and pace offered by Bangladesh"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    This is what he said yesterday when Pakistan were two down on the cusp of victory:

    "The required run-rate is just above 6. It's not easy at all considering that Pakistan has to counter the quality spin and pace offered by Bangladesh"
    *one down

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    This is what he said yesterday when Pakistan were two down on the cusp of victory:

    "The required run-rate is just above 6. It's not easy at all considering that Pakistan has to counter the quality spin and pace offered by Bangladesh"
    Really!!! I just can't believe. I didn't expect that from him actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I mentioned this in another thread.

    The standard of commentary has gone downhill badly in recent times.

    Most are cheerleaders with very tactical awareness about cricket. Many have no game awareness or have much knowledge about the technical side of the game, which means that they just talk non-stop rubbish just to make themselves feel relevant.

    I met Richie Benaud in a press box un the UK and asked him what was the key to being a good commentator, his response was "only open your mouth if you have something relevant to say, otherwise keep quiet"
    The expectations are also different in this two era. In Richie era the viewers were also classical. They loved analysis didn't bother about glamour .

    But things are different now.Richie would not have been a demanding and popular commentor in this era I can bet. Many would have called him boring. There were a only a few from the past (like Henry Bloefeld, Tony Greig) who would have made it in the present T20 dhamaka era.

    Yes, some commentators are absolutely disgraceful. Other than those you just can't compare between two era as like comparing two great cricketers from two different times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AAli98 View Post
    Akram & Rameez come from home revised a few words & keep repeating throughout the day. I mean how can you say ‘his gone for a well played 0 ‘
    That is clearly a sarcasm not a serious comment. I enjoyed this line actually.

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