So, did people watch the 2nd ODI between England and India? Did anyone else notice how incredibly wrong the commentary team was, and how often they changed their predictions and tunes as the game went on? First, they predicted a 300-run pitch, only to reverse tunes in the preliminary overs, when India lost quick wickets and struggled on a “two-paced” pitch.
Then, Ian Botham and Sunil Gavaskar went on and on about Stuart Broad sharing the new ball; why wouldn’t you use Harmison or Flintoff, they charged, with all the certainty and annoying condescension that ex-players often show from the safety and luxury of their chilled commentary boxes. And what happened then? Three wickets, all for Stuart Broad.