Good opening session for us in the final Test this morning. They’re 65-3
What has been incredibly noticeable though is just how far the commentary levels have fallen since Gower, Beefy, Bumble and Mikey called it a day. There’s very little laughing or banter anymore and it seems even the nostalgic talks aren’t as entertaining as they used to be.
The modern day world doesn’t help matters of course because we’ve got to have commentators who tick boxes now rather than those who may be best for the job. And the constant rotation of bringing in someone for one or two days doesn’t help. I’m all for keeping things fresh with a different voice but not if it means the enjoyment suffers because of it.
Worst culprit is Nick f**king Knight who is the equivalent of Ken Doherty on the snooker as far as I’m concerned. Talks like his opinion is gospel and then won’t shut up about it for a good ten minutes. But most of the new lot (my generation of players) aren’t up to scratch on the mic. The one I did like was Rob Key but he’s obviously busy doing other things right now.