The veteran English commentator, David Lloyd decides to hang his boots from his commentary stint. He has announced that it’s time for him to ‘pass on the microphone’ after spending more than two decades commentating on the game. He took to Twitter to announce his decision. The veteran commentator stated that he feels privileged to have taken the sport of cricket into the houses of so many people.
In his announcement, David Lloyd also added that he has made so many wonderful memories, and has been lucky to travel around the world and to have covered The Ashes, as well as various ICC events. He also revealed that the retirement of Michael Holding from the commentary box has made him feel more ‘empty’.
In his announcement, David Lloyd also tweeted that the highlight of his career was sharing the commentary box with his broadcasting hero, Billy Lawry. He also added that it was a pleasure to have worked with legends like Ian Bishop, Shane Warne, Ravi Shastri, Shaun Pollock, and Ian Smith.
David Lloyd also tweeted that it is time for him to now move on to the next chapter in his life. Lloyd is confident that the commentary box of Sky Sport is now in the able hands of commentators like Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Ian Ward, and Robert Key.
David Lloyd also asked people behind the mic to entertain the next generation of cricket fans and help them love the beautiful game of cricket. In his cricketing career, Lloyd also played 9 Tests and 8 ODIs for the England side. The current 74-year-old played his last international match for the England side in the year 1980.
— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 21, 2021