Tony Greig, Richie Benaud, Ravi Shastri: These cricketers turned commentators

Oct 06, 2018, 12:54 IST
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Tony Greig was an England Test cricket captain turned commentator. Born in South Africa, Greig qualified to play for the English national team by virtue of his Scottish parentage. He was a tall (6 feet 6 inches or 1.98 metres) batting all-rounder who bowled both medium pace and off spin. Greig was captain of England from 1975 to 1977, and captained Sussex.

Tony Greig played 58 Tests scoring 8 centuries for England. 

Tony Greig began to have severe bouts of coughing in May 2012; initially bronchitis was diagnosed. After undergoing tests a small malignant lesion was found in his right lung. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2012. He underwent an operation for the cancer in November and the same month was quoted as telling colleagues at the Nine Network that "It's not good. The truth is I've got lung cancer. Now it's a case of what they can do."

Tony Greig died at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney on 29 December 2012 after going into cardiac arrest following a suspected heart attack. He was 66.

 

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Late cricketers-turned-commentators Tony Greig and Richie Benaud share their birth anniversaries on October 6. On this day, we list out some prolific cricketers who later on turned to commentary after retiring from the game

 

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