Commentators are the backbone of any football game and in India too we have seen some great moments narrated by the ISL commentators since the inception of the Indian Super League.
ISL has proved to be a pathbreaker in terms of pushing Indian Football to its very best as a number of talented people are now emerging from various club setups. Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the ISL and they have been trying to provide the best visual and streaming quality to the Indian spectators alongside some of the very fine voices of football.
Pulasta Dhar is one of the most recognisable names in Indian football. The comparably young face has been a known name in the Indian sports industry and he is one of the most regular commentators in the Indian Super League.
Once a journalist for a reputed Indian media house, Pulasta was a student of the famed Sheffield University and since then he has made his name in the commentary ranks. He has been a avid journalist, writer, presenter and has been one of the most frequent names for Star India in the commentary business.
Apart from doing commentary for ISL, he has also been involved in Indian football team matches and also has had some stints in the AFC Champions League.
When it comes to sports broadcasting John Helm remains a part of the elite group. The veteran commentator had his time in Indian football as he was one of the commentators in the Indian Super League for a brief period.
The Englishman has done in bits in possible every competition around the world including the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, the Olympics and the European Championship. He was also a part of the I league broadcasting and reiterated to credit ISL should India qualify for the World Cup in near future.
Paul Masefield is one of the few known foreign names in Indian football. The former Birmingham City footballer arrived in Asia for the latter part of his football career and spent a brief period in Hong Kong.
He has been one of the leading football experts and pundits and his knowledge of Indian football has been pretty deep. Masefield has been a part of ISL TV shows and he is likely to continue his role for many more years to come.
Pradhyum reddy has been one of the busiest ISL commentators. The Scotland born isn’t new to the Indian football scenario. His first managerial role was at Shillong Lajong and he helped the club win the I league second division championship in 2011. Subsequently, he became the Technical Director of their youth development team and left the club to sign for DSK Shivajians in 2013.
He also had a brief stint with Bengaluru FC as an assistant coach. In 2017 he moved to another Pune based club FC Pune City as an assistant coach and also had to manage the role of the coach on an interim basis.
Anant Tyagi is one of the leading TV personnel in the Indian football circuit and he has been involved with the Indian Super League for quite a long period. Not only football Tyagi has also overseen competitions like ICC World Cup. Pro-Kabaddi and Indian Premier League.
He mainly hosts the TV shows for ISL and is also seen doing a bit of commentary during India’s recent AFC Asian Cup matches.
Which channel shows ISL Live?
Star Sports has the broadcasting rights of the ISL in India.
Who were the Indian Super League commentators for the 2021-22 season?
Pradhyum Reddy, Darren Caldeira and Pulastha Dhar were among the commentators for the 2021-22 season