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This Australian legend will never be seen doing commentary, the end of his career of 45 years

Melbourne: Former Australia captain and famous commentator Ian Chappell has decided to say goodbye to cricket commentary after holding the mic for almost 45 years. Together with Richie Beno, Bill Lawrie and Tony Greig, Chappell formed the famous commentary team. Chappelle was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2019 and it took him five months to recover from the disease.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Chappell said, ‘When it comes to commentary, I was thinking about it. I got sick a few years ago but was lucky to be able to recover from it. But now things are getting difficult and I thought things like traveling and climbing stairs are becoming difficult for me now.

Chappell said, ‘Then I read what the Rabbits (rugby league commentator Ray Warren) had to say about retirement and I liked what he said. He said that you are only one sentence away from making a mistake.’

Chappelle is now 78 years old. He scored 5345 runs in Test cricket as a top-order batsman between 1964 and 1980. He also captained Australia in 30 Test matches. He also played 30 ODIs and became a commentator after retiring from cricket.

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