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‘When Did Sachin Tendulkar Start Umpiring?’ TV Umpire’s Voice Leaves Fans Confused


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From Ravichandran Ashwin’s tactical retired out to Marcus Stonis’ batting position, the Match 20 of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022)  between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) gave the fans plenty of things to talk about.

The entertainment was not limited to the field. Even the commentators were in a jovial mood during the match and we saw that during the hilarious banter inside the comm box between two renowned commentators.

Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar poked his fellow commentator from England Alan Wilkins over the issue of the world-famous Kohinoor diamond which now sits on the throne of Queen Elizabeth 2.

Another instance that became a talking point on social networking sites was the voice of the TV umpire Paschim Pathak. The reason why people were confused was that Pathak sounded like legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who has a very unique voice.

Why is Sachin Tendulkar doing third umpire's job today?? #PBKSvGT #IPL2022 @sachin_rt@WasimJaffer14 pic.twitter.com/jg9vMoyEKY

— TheWiseAss (@TheBitt3rTruth) April 8, 2022

Whenever the on-field umpires went upstairs for his help, the fans started wondering what was Tendulkar, who is the mentor of Mumbai Indians, performing the duties of the third umpire.

Is that Sachin Tendulkar's voice during the run out referral?

— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) April 10, 2022

A senior sports journalist also felt the same and he put out a tweet, which read: “Is that Sachin Tendulkar's voice during the runout referral?” 

Soon many other fans who also felt the same flooded his post with their response. Almost everyone agreed that there was a striking similarity between Pathak and Tendulkar’s voices. 

A fan even joked that Pathak would be flooded with offers if he decided to work as a voice-over artist for the ‘Master Blaster’.

His voice is indeed very similar to Sachin

— sahil (@bak_sahil) April 10, 2022

https://t.co/6dTRe4cyxK

Did this few days back

— TheWiseAss (@TheBitt3rTruth) April 11, 2022

First one to be ever given out by a third umpire was Sachin Tendulkar..life has come full circle

— Saurabh Desai (@sau_desai) April 10, 2022

First one to be ever given out by a third umpire was Sachin Tendulkar..life has come full circle

— Saurabh Desai (@sau_desai) April 10, 2022

Yes it was too similar.. I thought god decided to take care of umpiring after Virat's dismissal

— Prince Sachdeva (@SachPrince_20) April 11, 2022

Pachim pathak was the 3rd umpire... He's also voice over artist of sachin tendulkar

— Shivam Singh (@ShivamSingh2602) April 11, 2022

This was not the first time Pathak had made headlines for reasons other than his umpiring. In 2015, he hogged attention when he turned up on the ground wearing a helmet.

A couple of years back, he had made headlines for his long and luscious locks that he sported during an IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and SunRisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi.

Was Sachin Doing TV Umpiring In IPL? © IPL

Pathak doesn’t have the same long hair anymore but he sure has found a way to dominate the news without even appearing on the field and that in itself is a hell of an achievement.


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