Cricket fraternity reacts as David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd announces retirement from commentary

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Cricket fraternity reacts as David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd announces retirement from commentary
David Llyod (Pic Source: Twitter)
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Former England cricketer and coach David ‘Bumble’ Llyod announced his retirement from commentary on Tuesday, December 21. He worked with Sky Sports for close to 22 years, first joining the broadcaster in 1999 after his tenure as England’s head coach came to an end.

In his tweet, Lloyd mentioned that sharing the commentary box with Bill Lawry in 2013 was a “real highlight.” He also wrote that having worked alongside Ravi Shastri, Ian Bishop, Shane Warne, Shaun Pollock, Ian Smith and many others was a great pleasure.

Lloyd further revealed that the tragic passing of colleague Bob Willis in 2019 played a part in his decision, along with Michael Holding’s recent retirement and Sky’s decision to let David Gower and Ian Botham go.

Cricketing world’s reaction:

Bumble was the voice of T20 cricket on Sky Sports following the format’s introduction in 2003 and also on commentary, alongside Ian Bishop when Carlos Brathwaite hit four sixes in a row off Ben Stokes to power West Indies to a stunning last-over victory over England in the 2016 T20 World Cup final.

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