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SA20 commentary: It's 'shouty' ... but it's the global way

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Ryan Rickelton and Dewald Brevis for MI Cape Town
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Steroids over subtlety: it’s what you' re getting already and I wouldn’t expect commentary trends to change one bit for the remainder of the SA20, South Africa’s overdue first foray into a genuinely weighty international franchise white-ball tournament.

There’s formidable noise at the venues - from microphoned cheerleaders, spectators and musicians/DJs alike - which at very least aids in drowning out the grinding hum of relevant neighbourhood generators during any loadshedding.

Nor is there any special mercy from the SuperSport commentary booth or pitch-side couch: it just seems the pundits are under firm orders to be loud, assertive, jokey and - of course - oozing streams of superlatives.

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