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Thursday, February 7, 2019

WRD Special : 'Aankho dekha haal' – how Sushil Doshi kept Hindi cricket commentary alive !



Jin logon ko dil ki bimari hai, woh commentary na sune toh behtar hai, kyonki unke doctor unhe yeh salah de rahe honge ki yeh romaanch jo sar par chadh kar hawi ho raha hai, yeh unke dil ke liye hanikarak sabit ho sakta hai.”

These words by well-known Hindi radio commentator Sushil Doshi in the 1979 India-England Test Match could well be said for the weak hearted intending to watch the India-Australia cricket World Cup semi-final face off today.
Elaborating the episode that was responsible for his now famous quote, Doshi says, from the commentary box he saw some people leaving the stadium and asked them in between the overs why they were leaving the match at this juncture. “They told me since they were heart patients their doctors had advised them to avoid excitement of such a nature. So when I took the mike, I shared the same sentiment,” says Doshi, repeating those lines in Hindi in his inimitable style over the phone for my benefit. It took me back to the days when life was lived at a leisurely pace stretched over five long days around a transistor. Today, Doshi also does TV commentary and is perhaps the only Hindi cricket commentator to have covered nine world cup matches so far.

Contributed by : Mitul Kansal kansalmitul@gmail.com

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