Sikandar Bakht’s Journey | From an RJ to a TV Commentator
This week’s episode of Inside Edge featured cricket commentator Sikandar Bakht on Cricset Special.
In the beginning of the episode Sikandar discussed about his early life & his journey from a RJ to a Cricket Commentator. He said that doing commentary on radio was quite interesting & a learning process for him as there is no visual support in it as compared to doing commentary on television. Further more Sikandar also revealed that it’s a drawback for a non international cricketer to come into this field but now it’s becoming normal & commentary is also a profession & it’s good seeing more non cricketers, names into the panel of International commentary.
“Urdu Commentary hasn’t declined, but people’s interest in it has”Sikandar Bakht on Cricset PK when asked regarding the downfall of Urdu Commentary
While giving message to new comers he said that they should come in this field but in their journey patience is very important for them. Everyone should have patience & he should wait for the opportunity & when he gets that opportunity he should have self believe & ability to avail the opportunity whenever he gets it. “With Knowledge of the game, and good voice, a commentator should also have a good personality”, Sikandar added.
Taking about future youngsters of Pakistan Cricket Team, he named the young speedster Shahnawaz Dhani, Kamran Ghulam, Imran Butt & WK batsman Muhammad Haris as the players he enjoyed watching in Domestic and wants to see playing for Pakistan.
Rapid Fire Round:
Sikandar termed Haider Ali as better batsman than Asif Ali.
Shadab Khan as better All Rounder currently than Imad Wasim.
He named Danny Morrison & Ramiz Raja as his favorite fellow commentators.
He named Robin Jackman & Pommy Mbangwa as his all time favorite commentators.
He said he didn’t do commentary with Tony Cozier which he wanted to do.
‘Javed Miandad is the All time biggest player of Pakistan Cricket Team’: Sikandar Bakht
‘Hasan Ali is the biggest star in the current Pakistan Cricket Team’: Sikadar Bakht
He said that Saleem Yousuf & Rashid Latif are the 2 best Wicket keepers of Pakistan Cricket Team whom I have watched playing cricket
He also term Jasprit Bumrah & Mitchell Starc as the best fast bowlers in International cricket currently.
Sikandar also revealed that his favorite team in PSL is Karachi Kings. Discussing about the being neutral during commentary he said that a commentary should be neutral & unbiased. “It’s obvious that if the team that I’m supporting is winning I will be happy as well but if my team is doing bad I can’t appreciate it’s performance forcefully.” Sikandar Quoted. He said that a commentary should support his team little bit as well but at the same time should be neutral as well. On the last question he said that he is more comfortable while doing English commentary because he feel that he do better commentary in English than in Urdu.
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