Steve Smith speaks fluent English; video goes viral

The IPL 2024 season kicked off with a bang, featuring a match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. But it was Australian cricketer Steve Smith who stole the spotlight before the game. A video of Smith speaking fluent Hindi while describing Virat Kohli’s cover drive went viral on the internet. This showcased his unexpected language skills.

Steve Smith speaking in Hindi

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Smith, who is part of the IPL commentary team on Star Sports, expressed his excitement about being able to connect with Indian fans through the Star Sports Hindi feed. He explained that while he was delivering his commentary in English. But AI-generated Hindi translation overlay was added, allowing him to communicate with Hindi-speaking viewers.

Despite not being part of the playing squad this season after going unsold in the IPL 2024 auction, Smith has embraced his new role in the commentary box. He has joined a stellar lineup of commentators, including Matthew Hayden, Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen, and Brian Lara, who will also be providing their insights and analysis in Hindi.

This initiative by Star Sports not only enhances the viewing experience for fans but also breaks language barriers, allowing international cricketers to connect more deeply with their Indian audience. As the IPL 2024 unfolds, fans can look forward to hearing more of their favorite cricketers sharing their perspectives in Hindi, enriching the overall cricketing experience.

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The IPL 2024 season kicked off with a bang, featuring a match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. But it was Australian cricketer Steve Smith who stole the spotlight before the game. A video of Smith speaking fluent Hindi while describing Virat Kohli's cover drive went viral on the internet. This showcased his unexpected language skills.

Steve Smith speaking in Hindi

Smith, who is part of the IPL commentary team on Star Sports, expressed his excitement about being able to connect with Indian fans through the Star Sports Hindi feed. He explained that while he was delivering his commentary in English. But AI-generated Hindi translation overlay was added, allowing him to communicate with Hindi-speaking viewers.

Despite not being part of the playing squad this season after going unsold in the IPL 2024 auction, Smith has embraced his new role in the commentary box. He has joined a stellar lineup of commentators, including Matthew Hayden, Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen, and Brian Lara, who will also be providing their insights and analysis in Hindi.

This initiative by Star Sports not only enhances the viewing experience for fans but also breaks language barriers, allowing international cricketers to connect more deeply with their Indian audience. As the IPL 2024 unfolds, fans can look forward to hearing more of their favorite cricketers sharing their perspectives in Hindi, enriching the overall cricketing experience.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram