Legendary Australian leg spinner Shane Warne will be a part of the ESPN STAR Sports commentary team for the second Test between India and England, starting in Mumbai on Friday.
Warne has joined the English commentary panel that includes the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Manjrekar, L Sivaramakrishnan, Paul Collingwood and Harsha Bhogle.
The former spinner, who has taken over 1,000 wickets in Tests and ODIs, will be commentating for the ESPN STAR Sports network for the first time.
“I’m delighted to be part of the ESPN STAR Sports commentary panel. I have some old on-field rivals who are part of the ESS commentary team. I think it will be fun working with them for a change. I am here only for the second Test match between India and England this time but I will be back for the India Australia series due next year,” said Warne.
Warne said that it would be interesting to see how the second Test between India and England pans out.
“The first Test match was very interesting. England did show some great fighting spirit but India probably was too good. It will be in interesting to see how the second one pans out. Spinners would play a key role in the upcoming Tests as always in the subcontinent.
“England might also have to relook at their team composition and I expect them to come back strongly,” he said.
Earlier this year, Shane Warne had signed a three-year deal as a part of ESPN STAR Sports ‘commentary, presentation and analysis team’.
The sports broadcaster had earlier launched STAR Cricket’s hindi presentation with the start of the current series with analysts like Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rameez Raja, Arun Lal and Ayaz Memon.