5 most underrated commentators in the world
#4 Ricky Ponting
One of the big reasons behind the fact that the former Australian great is often not regarded with the same deference as other top commentators is that he does not do it round the year like so many others.
However, when he does get into the commentators' box, Ponting is one of the most engaging and absorbing voices to listen to. He started off his career as a commentator in the Australian Big Bash League and ever since, Ponting has been an excellent presence in the commentary box.
However, his commentary stints are not as frequent as many other ex-cricketers, which is why he might be a bit under-appreciated by many cricket fans.
If he decides to hold the microphone during some of the big series that take place throughout the year, then his ability as a commentator of rare gifts will be clear for all to see.