They’re two of the best-loved cricket commentators around – so we decided to ask Ian Smith and David Lloyd to talk the talk.
Speaking on the latest Sky Cricket Podcast, the pair give an insight into how they got into commentary and what it’s like to call some of the game’s iconic moments.
For Smithy, surely nothing will ever rival being behind the microphone for the climax of the 2019 Cricket World Cup final?
“It was the most mind-blowing thing to call. I was stunned by the whole thing,” he said.
“I was disappointed for our guys, obviously, but not to the point where I thought that they were robbed.
“I classify myself as a commentator from New Zealand but not a New Zealand commentator so I don’t travel around the world to cheerlead for New Zealand, so I just call it how I see it.
“I had nothing prepared – who could prepare for that scenario? It’s the craziest thing.”
New Zealand vs England
November 10, 2019, 12:30am
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The podcast was recorded in Napier, not far from where Smithy resides – and he and Bumble both had some entertaining stories about barbecues in days gone by that have led to some of Sky Sports Cricket’s pundits being banned from Smithy’s house!