While watching a cricket match can be monotonous at times, it is up to the commentators to bring life to the game. Remember Tony Grieg? He had mastered the art of engaging viewers with his voice. In modern times, every commentator has/his or his phrases that become their unique selling point.
Ravi Shastri’s #TracerBulletChallenge” is one such challenge that is going viral on the net. In case you don’t know, here’s what it is. Shastri is known to use the phrase often when a batsman plays a good stroke and it goes to the fence at a rate of knots.
His challenge is simple. Imitate the way he says, “He bowls a juicy half-volley and Virat Kohli drives through the cover and it goes like a tracer bullet.” So, how do you think our current and former cricketers have performed? See it for yourself.
Wondering how would it sound if Amitabh Bachchan would say this in his husky voice? You can put your imagination to rest as the veteran Bollywood actor has taken the challenge and given stiff competition to other commentators.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain was one of the few who could impress Ravi Shastri. Here’s how he fared.
Former India captain Kapil Dev nailed the challenge in his very own desi style.
Michael Atherton gave his best but was Shastri impressed?
Find out what feedback did Ravi Shastri give to Deep Dasgupta when he tried to take the challenge.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan was stumped by his own performance. Shastri wasn’t too pleased and nor was the leg-spinner.
Sir Ian Botham comes up with his very own version of the #TracerBulletChallenge. He takes Shastri by surprise. What do you think about this?
Sunil Gavaskar is used to dispatching half-volleys to the boundaries himself. Would he do the same with the challenge or get bowled because of an inside edge?
As a cricketer, Sachin’s batting may have overshadowed Dravid and Laxman’s performances but can we say the same for them as commentators? Find out who out of the trio performs better in Shastri’s challenge.
Well, watch the master himself in action. Think you can do better than this? What are you waiting for? Send in your videos right away.
- (Video Courtesy: Facebook/Indian Cricket Team)