A hilarious moment caught on air inside the commentary box saw Australian commentator James Brayshaw, while introducing the commentary change, mistakenly introduce Sunil Gavaskar as ‘Sachin Tendulkar’ alongside fellow Aussie commentator Damien Fleming. The embarrasing moment met with a quick apology from Brayshaw but not before Gavaskar in a light-hearted joke added how flattered he was for been referred to as the games’ legend in Sachin Tendulkar.
“Welcome Sachin Tendulkar to the commentary box.”
Yes, you’ve read it right, for these were the words that followed after Australian commentator James Brayshaw mistakenly welcomed “Sachin Tendulkar” to join the commentary. It so happened during the third Test between Australia and India on Day 2 where James Brayshaw, seated beside former players Damied Fleming and Sunil Gavaskar was hosting the commentary for Channel 7 where the goof-up was caught on air. Here’s what the microphones captured after the hilarious mistake:
Brayshaw: “Sachin Tendulkar, welcome, and also Damien Fleming.”
Fleming: “Sachin Tendulkar’s in the commentary box?”
Brayshaw: “We were just talking …
Fleming: “[This is] the great man, the little master.”
Brayshaw: “My apologies Sunil, we were just talking about him a second ago.”
Gavaskar: “I am flattered, I am flattered to be called Sachin Tendulkar.”
Brayshaw: “We were just talking about him a second ago.”
I don’t mind James Brayshaw as an AFL commentator but as for cricket, he is very ordinary.
This clip is truly embarrassing.
How can you confuse Sunil Gavaskar with Sachin Tendulkar ? pic.twitter.com/PeyBuYCIMv
— The Oracle (@BigOtrivia) January 9, 2021
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