Sunil Gavaskar was recorded emulating Amitabh Bachchan during the 3rd T20I game between India vs South Africa. The legendary Indian batsman mimicked Bachchan while reading out a question regarding India’s batting middle order and most importantly the No 4 batting position in the Indian team. Gavaskar while reading out the question as to who should be batting in the middle order imitated Bachchan’s voice from the popular gaming reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). Gavaskar commented that this question should be included in KBC as it is indeed a ‘crorepati’ question. India Vs South Africa, Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match.
The incident occurred in the 9th over of the Indian innings after Virat Kohli was dismissed. Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogle were in the commentary box then and as Shreyas Iyer (No 5) arrived at the crease a question popped up on the screen, which read “Who Should Bat At 4 For India In T20Is? Iyer, Manish Pandey, Pant and KL Rahul were the options given.
A Crorepati Question
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Bhogle read the question out and asked Gavaskar for an answer to which the 70-year-old legendary cricketer replied that it is multimillion-dollar question It is a ‘Crorepati Question” said Gavaskar trying to emulate Bachchan, who hosts the popular KBC show and has made a name for itself with his voice modulation and hosting style.
Bhogle also joined the conversation and played his part by mimicking Bachchan’s dialogues in the actor’s tone. Both the commentators combined together to give the Indian fans something to cheer even as the Indian batsmen fell one after another. The Indian middle-order has been a topic of discontentment for some time now. It swept over the country during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, with questioned raised after Ambati Rayudu was dropped from CWC 2019 squad in favour of Vijay Shankar, citing that Shankar was a three-dimensional cricketer.
India have preferred Pant for the contentious ‘No 4’ position in recent times. But the 21-year-old left-handed batsman has failed to deliver the goods despite being backed both the captain Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. In five T20I innings since the World Cup, Pant has only hit one half-century.