Laxman to be part of Star Sports commentary team

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 12:23 hrs

New Delhi: VVS Laxman is all set to make his debut as a commentator as leading Sports broadcaster Star Sports has roped in the former Indian batsman in its line-up of commentators and analysts for the Test series between India and Australia beginning in Chennai on Friday.

Apart from Laxman, the line up includes a host of former cricket stars like Alan Border, Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri.

STAR Sports has also launched a full-fledged campaign, with the core theme 'Asli Test BaakiHai', to promote the forthcoming Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The campaign has been developed to build up the new Team India as it faces its toughest test against the most redoubtable of cricketing oppositions - Australia.

The sports broadcaster has also lined up an expert panel of cricketing stars who will do commentary as well as studio analysis on every match day in English (STAR Cricket & STAR Cricket HD) and Hindi (STAR Sports).

Sanjay Gupta, chief operating officer, STAR India Pvt. Ltd, said, "Through the BCCI season we have been focusing on a New Team India with its new set of heroes. While we applaud the new talent we are also cognizant that in the future they will have to face a lot of stern tests before they can truly become world beaters. The overarching creative thought comes out from this - 'True heroes only emerge from the toughest battles'.

"Further our approach to the presentation of Indian cricket has also been a game changer in many ways. We have created a brand new Hindi presentation in addition to the existing English one to take the game to newer audiences in a language and idiom that they comprehend", he said.

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