Whenever someone does something in his early career finally he wants to cope with that profession even in very later age. It’s just a favor and love for that profession. However, cricket is a game but it’s a profession for the players also. In a cricket game, there have two or three commentators who perform their duties in delivering the speech about what is happening in the match ball by ball. Some passionate cricketers became commentators after retired.
After retiring from cricket, some may become the coach and some may become commentators. Cricket is a game where both of the two teams pass their each and every moment with anxious and tensed mind.
Besides these teams; another party also have included here as a keystone in delivering the speech about the game and the party is known as the commentators.
Top 10 Cricketers Became Commentators
The cricketers became commentators in the world are recognized for their truly coping with the game. Some master class cricket commentators have born over the period of cricket history.
It’s a very crucial role to comment about the players of different layers and minds with huge responsibilities. Sometimes any break in concentration and care can make a big mistake in giving an opinion about any party.
10. Geoffrey Boycott
The former opening batsman of English national cricket team Boycott played 108 Tests and scored a total of 8114 runs and played 1082 runs from 36 matches in his career. His average in tests and ODI are 47.72 and 36.06 respectively.
After retiring from cricket then he started his career as a commentator in cricket. He was a commentator on Sky Sports from 1990-98 and of BBC from 1998-03. Then he joined at Channel 4 in 2004 and then at Channel 5 in 2006.
He is termed as one of the best cricket commentators those cricketers became commentators after retired.
09. Ian Bishop
The former West Indian cricket bowler Ian Bishop played for West Indies national cricket team from 1989 to 1998. He picked up 161 wickets from just 43 test matches. In ODI he picked up 118 wickets from just 84 matches.
As a commentator, he worked for Sky Sports in his whole life of commenting. Besides, he appeared for Channel 5 of England and SABC Television of South Africa also.
08. Jonathon Agnew
The former English cricketer Jonathon Agnew played for English team for a few matches. He just played three ODI matches and picked up four wickets for English. But his career as a player of Leicestershire was fabulous where he picked up 666 wickets in 218 matches.
Jonathon worked as a cricket journalist from 1990 to 91 and then appeared as a guest commentator for BBC.
07. Mike Atherton
The retired English batsman Mike Atherton played 115 tests and scored 7728 runs with an average of 37.69 runs. In ODI he scored 1791 runs in 54 matches with 35.11 averages.
After retiring from playing cricket he joined as a cricket journalist of Sydney Telegraph in England in 2002. He worked for it till 2005. Then he joined as a commentator of Talk Sports and finally of Sky Sports in 2005.
06. Navjot Singh Sidhu
The former Indian cricketer Sidhu played for Indian national cricket team from 1983 to 1999. He scored 3202 runs in 51 tests with 42.13 averages. In 136 ODI he scored 4413 runs with the average of 37.08.
Sidhu started his journey as a commentator of ESPN Star Sports in 1999 and then continue it till 2003. In 2009 he joined in Ten Sports and at present, he is working in Channel Times in India.
05. Dominic Cork
The former English cricketer Cork played in the national team from 1995 to 2002. He was an all-rounder player in the team. He has taken 131 wickets in 37 tests and 41 wickets in 32 ODIs. His bowling average in tests and ODIs are 29 and 27 respectively.
Cork started his commenting as a guest commentator of BBC from 2010. Besides, he appeared as a commentator of Talk Sports and Sky Sports in his great commenting career.
04. Simon Hughes
The sports journalist Simon is a former English cricketer. He served for the team in as a medium-fast bowler from 1980 to 1991. He has taken 466 wickets in 205 matches with an average of 32.48.
His commenting career started with the Daily Telegraph of England. Then he joined in channel 4 in 1999 and continues it till 2005. After that, he joined in channel 5 in 2006. Finally, he joined in BBC in 2007 as a test match special commentator.
03. Ian Chappell
The former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell played with the national team from 1964 to 1980. In there, he played 75 test matches and scored 5345 runs & with 42.42 batting average. In 16 ODIs he scored 673 runs with 48.07 averages.
Chappell started his commentator career by joining in Nine Network in 1980. Then he joined in ESPN Star Sports in 2007. Besides, he was a guest commentator for Channel 5 in 2009.
The former English cricketer Swanton played for English team from 1937 to 1938. But he was not well in playing as he is in comments. He started his career in BBC in 1938 and continued it till 1975.
Besides, he was a regular writer for the Daily Telegraph from 1946 to 1975. He is termed as one of the best cricket commentators those cricketers became commentators after retired.
01. Mark Nicholas
The former English cricketer Mark Nicholas was a right-handed batsman from 1978 to 1995. He scored 18262 runs in first-class cricket from 377 matches.
Then he started his commenting career at Daily Telegraph. After that, he joined in Sky Sports in 1996 and continued to 1998. Then he joined in channel 4 in 1999 and worked till 2005. Finally, he joined in channel 5 in 2006.
Cricketers became commentators because it’s a favor and love for that profession. However, cricket is a game but it’s a profession for the players also.
In a cricket game, there have two or three commentators who perform their duties in delivering a speech about what is happening in the match ball by ball. Some passionate cricketers became commentators after retired.