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The commentary on the first day in Ahmedabad was, for a change, not boring and full of cliches, says an editorial in the Indian Express. It reckons the inclusion of Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly in the commentary box has made the difference and made the experience of following cricket on television better.
In the commentary box, musty cliches and hackneyed tales narrated by ancient voices didn't clog the lines. Players from the 1980s have monopolised the mike for over two decades but the recent spate of high-profile retirements has rearranged the broadcasters' hierarchy. The old boys, who seemed to have lost connect with the changing Indian dressing room and even with the evolving game, are looking out of touch. Dravid and Ganguly, together in a commentary box for the first time during a Test series, were telling cricket-watchers what they always wanted to know but didn't know whom to ask.
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