Imiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
Pakistan are currently playing Aus in Abu Dhabi and managed to restrict Aus to 199. In typical Pakistani fashion, they went from a strong position of 90-0 to their currect score of 123-5.
It's been a while since I listened to Geoffrey Boycott's commentary, but boy did I miss it! Just a few gems from the past few minutes:
"They ought to take that bat off him and whack him over the head".
This was in response to Misbah ul haq getting out after running down the pitch and trying to club Clarke for 6 over mid-on off his first bowl after he had done the same to Nathan Hauritz in the previous over.
"Don't tell him to think, he'll get out!"
Boycott's reply after Dean Jones suggested Afridi should think and use his feet to get to the pitch of the ball
What are your thoughts on his commentary. Do you love it or hate it?
How ever did Pakistan manage to lose that game? I guess after Afridis bag of wickets you cannot ask for too much more. He gets out in the most amazing fashion for a guy with the talent he must have (somewhere) at batting.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4908 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
Ahh, the days bygone of Boycott, Bradman, Glichrist...I used to watch the test matches at Feroze Shah Kotla in Delhi or listen to the commentary on AIR - innumerable "The Sun is playing Hide and Seek with the clouds" references -
Did the golden-voiced Melville de Mellow also do cricket commentary ? I forget...