Read the following extract and answer the questions. Bal J. Pandit was the first Indian cricketer to pioneer cricket commentary. People used to listen very eagerly to - History and Political Science

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Read the following extract and answer the questions.

Bal J. Pandit was the first Indian cricketer to pioneer cricket commentary. People used to listen very eagerly to his broadcasts from Akashvani. His well-studied commentaries were full of information about the history of the playground, career history of the players, anecdotes about the game, and established records of the game. His commentaries used to be entertaining because of these historical details.

  1. Who is the first Indian cricketer to pioneer cricket commentary?
  2. What type of great knowledge does Bal J. Pandit have?
  3. Write the features of Pandit commentary.
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  1. Bal J. Pandit is the first Indian cricketer to pioneer cricket commentary.
  2. Bal J. Pandit has great knowledge of games and their history.
  3. The special features of the cricket commentary given by Bal J. Pandit were as follows:
    a. They were entertaining because they gave all the historical details related to the sportsmen and the game.
    b. It gave information about the history of the game and the history of the playground.
    c. It also provided information about the career history of the players, anecdotes about the game, and the established records of the cricketer and the game.
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