The Eden Gardens is getting ready for the historic day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh. And now, the host broadcaster Star Sports is planning to make this historic Test match more memorable by inviting former Indian skipper MS Dhoni as a guest commentator during the Test match. In a plan proposed by the channel to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, all former captains of the Indian team, according to reports, are to be invited for the first two days of the Test match and will be asked to share their favourite moments from India’s Test history.
The plan, accepted by Sourav Ganguly reads, “Invite India Test captains for Day 1 & 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”. This comes as good news to all Dhoni fans as he was away from the pitch since the heartbreaking semi-final of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, MS Dhoni hasn’t played a cricket match yet. Also it’ll be the first time that Dhoni will be seen donning the role of commentator, and if the former skipper does accept the invite that has supposedly already been sent, it will undoubtedly be a treat for the fans who can never have enough of their Captain Cool.
Not just that, there’s a lot more to making the the first day-night Test a carnival; the plan also states that on the third day of the Test, India’s win over Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens will be celebrated. It read, “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”. Well, seems like a really memorable event is coming up for the cricket buffs.