Keep millions riveted with your blow-by-blow account of sports matches .
WHAT YOU DO
A sports commentator is an expert who reports a live match on radio and/or television in real time. Se/he specializes in reporting or commentating on sporting events .
YOUR TIME TABLE
8 am: Wake up
8.30 am: Read the newspaper
11 am: Watch sports news on television
2 pm: Lunch
2.30 pm: Leave for stadium to do commentary – this depends on match timings and the country it’s played in
6 pm: Take a break
6.30 pm: Resume the commentary
9.30 pm: Give interviews/participate in talk shows
YOUR PAY CHEQUE
An average commentator earns anywhere between R. 5000 to Rs 10,000 a day. But well-known ones command a better sum from Rs. 25,000 for a day. Your annual income depends on the number of days in a year you get work .
You must love the sport and follow it religiously
You should have through knowledge of the game and should love it
Excellent command over the language
Good voice, which should be exploited for perfect dialogue delivery
There are very few openings for sports commentators in India. Former national players have relatively brighter chance to make it to the commentary box. You can start from All India Radio or Doordarshan which are experience in the sports arena .
It is not a career, accessible through a classroom. There are no institutes which train people to become sports commentators. But you can do English, personality development and communication skills courses to gain and edge.
R K Film & Media Academy New Delhi, www.rikfma.com
Dublin Business School, lreland, www.dbs.ie
WHATS GOOD & BAD
You are seen/heard by millions
Sports commentary usually happens at international matches and mostly former players rule the roost
You get to travel a lot, stay in the best of hotels, and rub shoulders with hot and happening sportstars