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England’s David Lloyd Retires From Cricket Commentary

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On Tuesday, a former cricketer of the England National Cricket Team David Lloyd has announced his retirement from cricket commentary.

David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd decided to hang up his microphone after working with Sky Sports for 22 long years. In a statement, he told that it was an “immense privilege” for him to try and bring the sports he loves into people’s homes.

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England's David Lloyd Retires From Cricket Commentary
David Lloyd [Image Credit: Getty]

I’ve decided the time is now right to pass on the microphone, It’s been an immense privilege to try and bring the sport I love into people’s homes up and down the country,” Lloyd said in a statement, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.

In the same statement, he revealed that the biggest highlight of his commentary career was sharing the commentary box with his “broadcasting hero Bill Lawry”. He added that it was a pleasure for him to work alongside all-time greats like Ian Bishop, Ravi Shastri, Shane Warne, Shaun Pollock, and Ian Smith.

Sharing a commentary box in Australia in 2013 with my broadcasting hero Bill Lawry was a real highlight. It has been a great pleasure to work alongside Ian Bishop, Ravi Shastri, Shane Warne, Shaun Pollock, and Ian Smith amongst many others,” he asserted.

The Commentary Box Feels A Little Emptier – David Lloyd

David Lloyd
David Lloyd. Image Credits: Twitter

Llyod in the statement further added that with the passing of Bob Willis in 2019 and after the departure of David Gower, Ian Botham and Michael Holding the commentary box ” feels a little emptier”

With the passing of Bob Willis and after the decision to move on by my good friends David Gower, Ian Botham and more recently, Michael Holding, the commentary box feels a little emptier. And so I feel it is time for me to do the same and move on to the next chapter,” he stated.

Michael Holding [Image-Sky Sports]
Michael Holding [Image-Sky Sports]

The 74-year-old David Lloyd who has scored over 19000 first-class runs in his career further added that he is leaving the Sky Sports Broadcasting duties in some immensely capable hands.

I leave the Sky box now in immensely capable hands led by my pals Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward and Rob Key. To those that follow, cherish that mic. Inform and entertain, so the next generation can fall in love with this wonderful game,” he added.

Earlier, David Lloyd after saying goodbye to professional cricket became a first-class umpire, and then he became a coach and a commentator. In 1996 he was named England’s coach and he departed after the World Cup in 1999 after that he once again returned to commentating with Sky Sports and became a regular on coverage of England’s Test and ODI games.

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