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Narrate the game according to what is happening live: Irfan Pathan on his motto as a commentator


Irfan Pathan and Shikhar Dhawan caught up in an Instagram live session and discussed on a range of topics from Pathan’s commentary to Warner’s comments on India opener.

Shikhar Dhawan and Irfan Pathan represented SRH in IPL 2014. (Courtesy by BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • When we used to play, we did not use to like the commentators: Pathan
  • Dhawan responded to Warner’s claims, saying that being an opener, he has to face the pacers
  • As a commentator, my motto is to try and make the game beautiful: Irfan Pathan

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who has taken up commentary after his retirement, on Wednesday explained that his motto as a commentator is to present the game as it is happening live. Pathan, who bossed the proceedings with the ball on the field, is also shining in the commentary box and even the fans are taking a liking to it.




Irfan Pathan caught up with India opener Shikhar Dhawan in an Instagram live session and said that he used to dislike the commentators in his playing days.

“When we used to play, we did not use to like the commentators. We used to think what are they thinking, they don’t know anything, they forgot their time. But now when we are commentating, we understand. If Shikhar scores a hundred then we would have to praise his innings but if the same Shikhar gets out on 0, then we will have to talk about how Shikhar failed. As a commentator, my motto is to try and make the game beautiful according to what is going on live,” Irfan Pathan told Shikhar Dhawan in an Instagram live session on Wednesday.

Shikhar Dhawan responded to David Warner’s claims mentioning that being an opener, he has to face the pacers irrespective of the fact that if he is taking the strike on the first ball of the match or not




“See, everyone has their own views, but, it’s been 8 years since I’ve started opening for Team India, I will obviously face pacers, if I am not facing in the first over, I’ve to face at least in the second over. I played for Team India in all three formats as an opener. Of course, if we are playing on seaming wicket, it’s tough but we will fight it out,” Shikhar Dhawan said.

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