Australian cricket is big John Chapel says that after that he leaves the commentary 45 colorful years behind the microphone.
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The 78-year-old former batsman started working in the media after captaining his country and was known for his outspoken opinions.
Chappell told The Sydney Morning Herald that he had been considering retiring from commentating for some time.
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“I had a mild stroke a few years ago and I was lucky, but it just makes things harder.” Chappell, who made his Test debut in 1964 and played 75 times, told the paper.
“And I just thought that with all the traveling and going up stairs and things like that, it’s going to be even harder.”
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Chappell said he took note of recently retired rugby league veteran Ray Warren’s comments.
“He said, ‘You’re always one sentence closer to making a mistake.'” Jan Chappell added.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said Chappell “commented with a laconic tone, but he became known for his outspoken opinions on everything from batting technique to the way the sport is managed”.
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Ian Chappell said he doesn’t care how people remember him.
“Other people decide what they think of me, and some people will think I’m fine.” he said to Vesnik.
“Some will think I was a jerk. It doesn’t bother me at all.”
Garin Lambley © Agence France-Presse
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