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IPL 2022: Suresh Raina to make commentary debut; Ravi Shastri returns

MUMBAI: Suresh Raina will lead the parade of glittering stars and cricketing heroes in the commentary panel for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.

The 15th edition of the IPL will feature some of the 85 commentators across languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, and the newly added Gujarati feed.

Former Indian men's team head coach Ravi Shastri is making a comeback to the commentary panel while Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Harbhajan Singh are all set to make their debut. A popular personality in the IPL broadcast team, Mayanti Langer Binny too makes a comeback after a gap of two years.

To bring fans closer to all the exhilarating action, IPL 2022 will be telecasted across nine languages. The inclusion of Gujarat Titans this season has seen the introduction of a new Gujarati feed for the fans as part of the overall offering. An immensely popular voice on the radio, Dhavnit Thaker, who also is a Gujarati actor and singer, will team up with Nayan Mongia and Manprit Juneja among others in the Gujarati commentary team.

Former India coach and cricketer, Ravi Shastri, part of the commentary panel, said, "I am excited to be back in the commentary box after five years and associate with Star Sports for one of the world's most popular sporting leagues, TATA IPL. Star Sports has always leveraged technological innovations to provide an immersive experience and I look forward to interacting with IPL players as well as the fans remotely during the game."

Former India cricketer, Suresh Raina, part of the Hindi commentary panel, said, "After being part of the IPL since its inception in 2008, I am excited to associate with the league in a new avatar, as part of the IPL Hindi commentary panel for Star Sports. Over the years, the Hindi commentary has done an incredible job which has resulted in its popularity and I am looking forward to being a part of this new journey with the start of TATA IPL 2022 from March 26."

 

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