Cricket commentator 'produces best commentary of all time' as India collapse against South Africa

Cricket commentator 'produces best commentary of all time' as India collapse against South Africa

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 03/01/2024

- 14:56

Ravi Shastri produced a golden moment after India struggled against South Africa

Cricket legend Ravi Shastri has produced what has been described as 'the greatest bit of commentary of all time'.

The former India all-rounder and coach hit out at Rohit Sharma's side after they suffered a humiliating collapse in the second Test against South Africa.

India lost the first Test in convincing fashion, with South Africa triumphing in Centurion by an innings and 32 runs.

The second and final match of the series couldn't have started better for the tourists, bowling out their opponents for just 55 inside 24 overs.

South Africa vs India

India collapsed against South Africa on Wednesday


Mohammed Siraj picked up six wickets for just 15 runs, with only two South Africans reaching double figures in Dean Elgar's final match before retirement.

India got off to a solid start in reply and had reached 153-4, with star batter Virat Kohli unbeaten on 46.

They led by 81 runs but then the unthinkable happened, as India lost their final six wickets for no runs in the space of 11 deliveries.

Shastri was clearly in shock at the size and speed of India's collapse.

He produced a memorable line on commentary as the players left the field in Cape Town, claiming anyone who had gone 'for a dump' would have missed the action.

Shastri said: "My goodness. Yes 153-4, 153 all-out.

"If someone went round the corner for a dump and has come back, India have been bowled out for 153."

Laughter could be heard in the commentary box after the remark.

Fellow commentator Pommie Mbangwa quickly intervened, replying: "Or a drink or whatever they've gone for, if they turned away from the game for a little bit."

The clip quickly surfaced on social media, with one X user writing: “Is this the greatest bit of commentary of all time?"

Another user wrote: "That is the best summary ever. Ravi Shastri IS gold."

While another put: "I thought I'd heard it wrong...but well, there's only one Ravi Shastri"

One user wrote: "Ravi Shastri the GOAT." And another posted: "Ravi Shastri ain't serious man" with a series of laughing emojis.


Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri produced a memorable commentary line as India collapsed


Shastri played 80 Tests and 150 one-day internationals for India between 1981 and 1992.

He was appointed as head coach in July 2017, a role he held until November 2021 before returning to the commentary box.

Shastri remains a passionate supporter of Indian cricket and was taken aback by their performance on Wednesday.

South Africa vs India

South Africa fought back against India in the second Test


Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi sparked the collapse with three wickets in an over, removing KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah.

Kohli had been watching the wickets from the other end but was the next to go, caught off Kagiso Rabada.

Siraj was then run out after facing just one delivery before Prasidh Krishna was the final batter to go.

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