Hyderabad-based Srinivas and Radhika Reddy make a mark with Telugu commentary for Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

Hyderabad-based Srinivas and Radhika Reddy make a mark with Telugu commentary for Pro Kabaddi League Season 9
Hyderabad-based Srinivas and Radhika Reddy make a mark with Telugu commentary for Pro Kabaddi League Season 9
Radhika and Srinivas Reddy

Radhika and Srinivas Reddy
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Telugu commentary for sports activities is progressively gaining floor, particularly on tv. But, how typically will we see a married couple commentating? Meet L Srinivas and Radhika Reddy — each former kabaddi gamers — who’re profitable hearts with their Telugu commentary for Season 9 Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).

Radhika began her PKL commentary in 2015 and has analysed greater than 320 matches. Srinivas, as a kabaddi player-turned-coach, started his commentary with season 8 in 2021. Srinivas calls his spouse a mentor as she shared many recommendations on the artwork of commentary, They are each professional commentators for Season 9 of PKL, speaking in regards to the positives and negatives of a 40-minute match. As PKL norms dictate that one present can not have two specialists, each Radhika and Srinivas usually are not collectively within the commentary field. The regional commentary occurs stay from the stadium and the duo function largely from the studio in Mumbai.

As he digs out new Telugu phrases for the semi-final on December 15, Srinivas, a former India and Pro kabaddi group coach says over a video name, “I by no means imagined that I might be on the opposite aspect talking about my favorite sport. I’m having fun with my sport extra proper now.”

The regional commentary occurs stay from the stadium and majorly from the studio in Mumbai. “I by no means imagined that I might be on the opposite aspect talking about my favorite sport,” says Srinivas over a video name. Calling his spouse, a mentor, who shared many recommendations on the artwork of commentary, he provides with a smile, “I’m having fun with my sport extra proper now.”

Unlike the lead commentator, who leads the present, Srinivas and Radhika are professional commentators speaking in regards to the positives and and negatives of a 40-minute match. As per PKL norms, two specialists can’t be in a single present therefore each usually are not seen collectively in a commentary field.

Srinivas laughs recalling his first try at commentary. “I used to be so nervous that my legs and palms have been trembling through the rehearsals; I might hardly utter a phrase.” However, the 45-year-old took it up as a problem. With the benefit of realizing a number of languages, he listened to regional broadcasts in Hindi and Tamil and in contrast them with commentaries in English, to get acquainted with the sports activities terminology, and went on to create his personal type.

His background as a coach helps Srinivas perceive the gamers. Narrating their private tales has been a excessive level of his commentary. The story of Deepak Niwas Hooda of Bengal Warriors is one such story that struck a chord with viewers. “Deepak comes from a poor household. His father handed away when he was a toddler. . He struggled so much to return to this degree and now he’s married to Saweety Bora, a gold medalist in boxing. Their tales are really inspirational.”

Besides kabaddi, Radhika additionally does commentary on badminton, kho kho and numerous sporting occasions. One of the issues that she has labored on is controlling her feelings. Workshops at Star Sports helped her work on her tone and language and laid the inspiration of her profession as a commentator. “If you’ve gotten been a participant, it’s pure to react to a different participant’s transfer and say, “ Emi aadutunnadu (how effectively he’s taking part in), otherwise you could be tempted to make use of a couple of cuss phrases too. It is a proud second to reach at this platform however daily is a studying expertise, we glance assured however we do really feel nervous earlier than the commentary begins.”

Citing an instance of how the duo’s views differ, Radhika says, “He may discover fault with the defensive ability of the participant however I concentrate on the smartness of a raider (who goes to the opponent’s courtroom), who has analysed the transfer, escaped and received factors.”

Finally, do they talk about their commentary at residence? “He retains himself busy, so there’s commentary occurring between me and my teenaged daughter,” Radhika laughs.

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