It’s fair to say that former fast bowler Ian Bishop from West Indies is one of the best analysts commentators in the modern game.
Who can forget the scream of his guttural – “Carlos Brathwaite….. Carole Brathwaite.”- When the former West Indian captain Carlos Brathwaite shot those four sixes off Ben Stokes in the Eden Gardens on the eventful night of April 2016.
Bishop’s guttural function is now part of cricketing folklore. Bishop, a regular in the comment box, is currently calling the West-Indies series in India.
Kieron Pollard’s men will square off in a series of three One-day Internationals and as many Twenty20 internationals against Virat Kohli’s Men in Blue.
However, in a very rare instance, one of the fans during his flight to Hyderabad did not interpret the former fast bowler as Kieron Pollard.
The popular columnist went to Twitter where he wrote, “On the way to Hyderabad. When I was Kieron Pollard? I asked by the elderly gentleman sitting next to men on the plane at 3.30 am.
On the way to Hyderabad. Got asked by the elderly gentleman sitting next to me on the plane at 3.30am if I was kieron Pollard😂😂😂😂.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) December 5, 2019
Will West Indies break the six-match losing streak against India?
Talking about the upcoming T20I game, concentrating on whatever chinks they have in their armor will be a big chance for both sides. West Indies may be the current champions, but in the past 18-24 months, their shape in the game’s shortest form has deteriorated significantly.
At the tenth position in the ICC rankings for T20Is, the pollard-led team finds itself languishing and is coming off a 1-2 series loss in Afghanistan’s hands after their batsmen have proven inept against Rashid Khan’s likes.
The stiffer challenge in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, awaits the West Indies as they seek to end their losing streak against the former world championships in their six-match.
As for Team India, the process is expected to take precedence over the final result, it will be another series. Great opportunities for KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Shivam Dube and chinaman-left leg spinner- Kuldeep Yadav, and all of them will hope to be able to put their best foot forward so far as to take their claim to spot in the World Cup group for the next few years.