Gift an article

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

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Loading, please wait...
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Ryan Rickelton and Dewald Brevis for MI Cape Town
Ryan Rickelton and Dewald Brevis for MI Cape Town
SA20/Sportzpics/Gallo Images

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.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Try FREE for 14 days
Already a subscriber? Sign in