Star Sports plan to invite MS Dhoni and other former Indian captains to commentate during historic day-night test vs Bangladesh from Nov 22.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni career started rather quietly before quickly picking pace. From a swashbuckling keeper batsman to captain courageous and now the statesman of the side, Dhoni has done it all. All except don the role of a commentator.
The former Indian captain, is currently on a sabbatical following India’s exit from the World Cup. However, if Star Sports, have their way, then Dhoni could very well be seen on a cricket field once again, albeit as a guest commentator for the historic day-night test between India and Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens.
Star Sports plan to invite MS Dhoni and other former Indian captains to commentate during historic day-night test
According to IANS, Broadcasters to the match, Star Sports have sent an email to BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, with an invitation to all of India’s former test captains to commentate during the match. The former captains will be present on the first two days of the test and will recall their favourite moments from India’s test history.
The invitation read:
“Invite India Test captains for Day 1 & 2 of the Test. All captains at the ground along with (Virat) Kohli and the rest of the team as well as the dignitaries line up for the anthem. Captains appear on commentary as guests through the day to recollect their favourite moments from India’s Test history.”
“Down memory lane segments recorded with individual captains are played on the big screen at the ground in breaks Day 4 onwards. Down memory lane segments recorded with individual captains are played on the big screen at the ground in breaks Day 4 onwards.”
“V.V.S. Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble (?) and Rahul Dravid (?) re-live the Test match (2001). Segments aired on the big screen,” the plan further reads.
The quartet from the historic test win against Australia will be invited to celebrate India’s greatest win at the Eden Gardens. However, the question mark in front of Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid suggests that perhaps the duo have not made their availability known when the documentation was done on Saturday.
Practice sessions to be broadcasted on TV
There are also plans to telecast the practice sessions ahead of the pink ball test. There will also be free entry for the fans to watch their favourite players training before the match. The mail reads:
“Free entry to watch India practice on Friday (B & L block). Live coverage of the practice session on Star. Crowd interaction with legends. Crowd interactions with select India players (at the end of the session).”
While Dhoni has not retired from Cricket, he has skipped 3 straight series. There has been no word regarding his future from either the board or Dhoni himself. With much uncertainty surrounding his future, this could very well be a golden opportunity to see their idol once again.
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