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'Slow motion doesn’t show how fast the ball was traveling'

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Watching cricket on television screen has been as enjoyable if not more than watching it from the venue itself, thanks to fabulous, insightful and most importantly, enthusiastic commentary from ex-cricketers, journalists and presenters over the years.

These wholehearted comments add plenty of spice to the overall cricket experience for the viewer. However the heat of the moment and gripping experience of live cricket gets even the best, forcing them to make significant blunders – that’s right – slip of the tongue on live TV!

With the India-England Test series set to get underway, decided to pull out some of the best instances of cricketing blunders from over the years. Enjoy!

“The only possible result is a draw. The alternative is a win for England.” - Richie Benaud

“If England loses now, they’ll be leaving the field with their heads between their legs.” - Geoff Boycott

“The Test match begins in ten minutes. That’s our time, of course.”  - David Coleman

“This was a tremendous six. The ball was still in the air as it went over the boundary.” - Fred Trueman

“Three balls left in this over and then two more.” - Jim Maxwell

“He’ll certainly want to start by getting off the mark.”  - Don Mosey

“England was beaten in the sense that they lost.” - Dickie Davies

“So that’s 57 runs needed by Hampshire in 11 over, and it doesn’t need a calculator to tell us that the run rate required is 5.18 recurring.” - Norman de Mesquita

“Parker, Literally fighting for a place on an overcrowded plane to India” - Trevor Bailey

“That slow motion doesn’t show how fast the ball was traveling.” - Richie Benaud