Cricket is a beautiful time. No one knows what will happen on the next ball; it is the beauty of this game. IPL is the biggest T20 league in the world. It can make an underdog a superstar overnight. Commentary is an integral part of this game; it provides a detailed account of everything happening in the game. Here, we are presenting "Top 10 best commentators in IPL history."
1. Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar has been a known face and voice in the cricket world. He is well known for the aspects of the game and always delivers his opinion on the players via commentary. He is a jolly person and always interviews players with a smile.
2. Lisa Sthalekar
Lisa Sthalekar is a former cricket player, commentator, and captain of the Australian women's cricket team. She is the only female commentator in this list. After her retirement, she came into the commentary world, and her views were received well in the cricketing world.
3. Akash Chopra
If you have ever seen IPL, you are well-versed in Akash Chopra's commentary. He has a perfect voice, and his one-liners and on-time poetry are always the center of attraction for cricket fans. He is a cricket player, and has later transitioned into the world of commentary. He lends his voice behind the microphone in the IPL.
4. Pommie Mbangwa
Pommie Mbangwa is a former cricketer and Zimbabwean cricket commentator. He lends his voice to the game with passion in IPL. He is a popular commentator in the cricket world. He played 15 test matches and 29 ODIs for Zimbabwe.
5. Michael Slater
Unlike other commentators, Michael Slater is a former cricketer from Australia who later transitioned into the commentary world after he retired from cricket. He is a commentator who describes everything happening on the field and gives life to them. Since he himself was a cricketer, he is well-versed in the game and the mindset of the players while playing the game. He played 74 Tests and 42 ODIs for the Australian side.
6. Danny Morrison
Danny Morrison is the only commentator from New Zealand to feature in the list. He adds excitement in his commentary, which is ideally suited for the IPL. He beautifully describes the events happening on the field. He earned massive popularity as a commentator.
7. Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri is a famous Indian cricket player, coach, and commentator in the cricket world. He has excellent commentary skills, and his voice will remain immortal when he says," Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!". He was the first one to call the captain Rohit Sharma a 'Hitman'.
8. Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar is a legendary batsman in the cricket world. After his retirement, he entered into the commentary world. He often does Hindi and English commentary as well. He has been an integral part of the commentary team since the IPL’s inaugural season in 2008.
9. Jatin Sapru
Jatin Sapru is one of the popular cricket commentators on Star Sports Network. He often does commentary in IPL, and international matches. He didn't have a cricket background. His word selection is unique and the way he delivers his opinions about players and cricket wins our hearts.
10. Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle is one of the best and most respected commentators in the cricket world so far. He did not play any international level cricket, yet his wit and opinions about cricket make him the best. He is often regarded as the voice of Indian commentary because he explains the game as nobody else does.