The plan further states that on the third day of the Test, India’s win over Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens will be celebrated
Mumbai: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been out of action ever since this year’s World Cup campaign came to an end, in a shocking turn of events, could be seen donning the unexpected role of a “guest” commentator for India’s Day-Night Test against Bangladesh that will take place in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
According to a report by IANS, match broadcasters Star are planning to rope in Dhoni for India’s historic first D/N Test. The plan proposed by Star to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly also consists of a plan for former captains of the Indian team. They will also be told to share their favourite moments from India’s Test history.
As per IANS, the plan reads, “Invite India Test captains for Day 1 and 2 of the Test. All captains at the ground along with (Virat) Kohli and the rest of the team as well as the dignitaries line up for the anthem. Captains appear on commentary as guests through the day to recollect their favourite moments from India’s Test history. Down memory lane segments recorded with individual captains are played on the big screen at the ground in breaks Day 4 onwards.”
The plan further states that on the third day of the Test, India’s win over Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens will be celebrated, “V.V.S. Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid re-live the Test match (2001). Segments aired on the big screen.”
The broadcasters are also planning for a live telecast of the Indian team’s practise with the pink ball on the eve of the Test. They are also planning free entry for the audience to watch Team India practice.
If the plan becomes a reality then it will be the first time that Captain Cool MS Dhoni will donn the role of a commentator.