Successful Australian opening batsman, Michael Slater who has been well-known in the sub-continent for his enthusiastic and unique style of commentary in the PSL and IPL has decided to opt-out of the officially announced commentary panel for PSL 2019.
The announcement has come as a shock for many Pakistan fans who absolutely loved the way Slater covered PSL 3 last year but this year due to personal reasons he has decided to stay at home.
We previously reported on the commentators and experts of PSL 2019 who will be joining the mega event. Michael Slater was one of those experts.
Although fans showed their disappointment to the announcement, everyone was eager to know about the replacement that was announced. Probably the best fielder in the history of the game and a very innovative & exciting batsman – Jonty Rhodes will be joining the commentary panel for PSL-4.
He will be joining his fellow Proteas men, Graeme Smith, and Kepler Wessels which means that this year PSL will have a South African dominant commentary crew.
The agile former South African fielder and the current Mumbai Indians fielding coach expressed his delight to be associated with the PSL stating:
“I’ve fond memories of my tours to Pakistan & I’m thrilled to be heading to UAE & Pakistan for PSL 2019. Having played & coached there I know how much exciting talent the country holds & I look forward to giving my take on the competition & players on show.”
Jonty Rhodes "I've fond memories of my tours to Pakistan & I'm thrilled to be heading to UAE & Pakistan for PSL 2019. Having played & coached there I know how much exciting talent the country holds & I look forward to giving my take on the competition & players on show" #PSL2019
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) February 10, 2019
While the majority of the fans expressed their frustration on the exit of Slater from the PSL panel,there were a few who welcomed Johnty to the PSL family.
Oh shit, What a loss! Slater has unmatched elegance and class!
— Sohaib Aslam (@SohaibVoice) February 10, 2019
Welcome Jonty Rhodes in PSL.#HBLPSL
— muhammad Noman (@muhamma62025313) February 10, 2019
Let’s hope this PSL turns out to be another successful one just like the previous editions and the entertainment levels never drop!
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Pic Credits: The Australian