India in South Africa: Why does this cameraman come to work dressed in a suit?

first_imgOn a day where India and South Africa battled hard on the pitch at Newlands, one man caught the eye of the spectators and viewers alike, and he wasn’t even playing.Dressed in a three-piece suit and tie, cameraman Oscar stole the show on the first two days of first Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town.ALSO WATCH: SPORTS TODAYAs Hardik Pandya struck 14 boundaries and a six en route to his valiant 93 , Oscar tracked each and every of his strokes. When the Indian all-rounder returned with the ball in hand, Oscar was again ready to shoot India’s fight back.But why was he wearing a suit? many wondered, every time he was on screen much to the amusement of the fans at Newlands.Back home as the cold-wave grips the country, it made sense to be covered on the field. Although that is not the reason for his fashionable show.In a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) titled “Cameraman Oscar – The story behind his suit”, he revealed “the secret behind his smart attire”.  Cameraman Oscar – The story behind his suit – by @28anandDressed in a formal suit, cameraman Oscar�??s presence during a Test match in South Africa is hard to miss. But what is the secret behind his smart attire? Watch the full video on BCCI (@BCCI) January 7, 2018Zotani Oscar is a TV cameraman for a leading South African TV channel and if you are wondering why he is dressed like this, he says ” in the season of 2007-08, when New Zealand was here (in South Africa). It happened that one of out cameraman’s got sick, while I was still working in the studio.advertisement”Then my former technical director, asked me to help out, with the other guy having to leave. Then I went wearing a suit and a tie. And from thereon he said he wanted to see me wearing that in every Test match. So it started like that. I only do it on the first day, when there is no chance of me to pull rigs, to pull cameras,” he said.   He added that he is more comfortable wearing a suit rather than leave his skin bare to the elements, something he says the crowds really enjoy.”I actually fell more comfortable wearing a suit rather than having to expose my skin to the sun. People started by laughing at me, but now it actually excites them. I usually get good complements from my fellow commentators, Pommie Mbangwa and Kepler Wessels,” he said.  Oscar also revealed that the suit he was wearing was bought from Kolkata.”Actually this suit I got it from Kolkata from a tailor, whose name I am forgetting. He was recommended by Pommie (Mbangwa),” he said.  As the action returns to the pitch on day three, Virat Kohli’s India face a stiff challenge to claw their way back into the Test, Oscar signed off, “This is Test match cricket, and I like it in a suit, because it is for the love of the game.”last_img read more

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