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Former Australia captain Ian Chappell calls time on commentary career

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Melbourne | August 15, 2022 2:27:13 PM IST
Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell has decided to end his 45-year-long stunning commentary career.

The 78-year-old former Australia skipper is globally known for his intelligent views on the game and his straightforward manner of telling about them.

Chappell became a part of a distinctive voices team that backgrounded broadcasts of Australian cricket for more than three decades, alongside Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry and Tony Greig.

"I remember the day when I knew I'd had enough of playing cricket. I looked at the clock and it was five past 11 on a day of play and I thought, 'S**t, if you're clock-watching at that time, I have to go,' ESPNcricinfo quoted Ian Chappell as saying.

"So when it comes to commentary, I've been thinking about it. I had a minor stroke a few years back and I got off lucky. But it just makes everything harder. And I just thought with all the travel and, you know, walking upstairs and things like that, it's all just going to get harder" he added.

"Then I read what Rabbits [legendary rugby league commentator Ray Warren] said with retirement and it really struck home when I read the bit where he said, 'you're always one sentence closer to making a mistake," Chappell further added.

Before entering the commentary box he represented Australia in 75 Test matches - 30 of them as captain.

"Kerry [Packer, the media mogul who owned Channel Nine] wanted to sack me a couple of times," Chappell said. "He used to get the s***s about one-day cricket, because that was his baby. And I might have said something about one-day cricket. With Kerry it was just like a storm - you'd let it blow over till the next one came," he added.

Talking about what would he like to be remembered as a commentator, Chappell replied: "It's up to other people to decide what they think of me and some will think I've been all right. Some will think I've been a pr**k. That doesn't bother me one bit." (ANI)

 
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