Since the start of IPL 2023, fans have been in high spirits and there is no sign that the hype surrounding the best T20 tournaments is abating. While the packed stadiums are a testament to fans’ undying love for cricket, one thing has caught the attention of fans online this season – the comments!
Following the success of Bhojpuri Comments, Punjabi Comments have now become a huge hit in the online community. For those who watched the Indian Premier League (IPL) from the comfort of their own home through Jio Cinema, the experience was exhilarating.
Viewers can stream the games in 12 different languages i.e. English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Oriya,
For many, this was a whole new experience as they had to listen to something other than the standard Hindi commentary. While Bhojpuri initially emerged as a fan favorite, Punjabi commentary has since gained quite a following. Punjabi-speaking fans are particularly drawn to the commentators’ infectious enthusiasm and energy, which added excitement to the games.
No doubt hearing the action being called out in your native language only added to your enjoyment of the IPL. Of “Square cut kadte watt” and “Jhaande Jhulaate Dande laahte”, Punjabi commentators’ use of localized metaphors has certainly driven fans wild.