EVERYONE has said something they’ve immediately regretted because they spoke first and thought second. Fortunately for most of us, those gaffes aren’t beamed into the living rooms of millions of Australians.
Commentators don’t enjoy that same luxury. The slightest slip of the tongue, a crude joke made off the cuff or an errant word spoken when you thought the microphone was off is every caller’s nightmare.
With the first Ashes Test in Brisbane just a few days away, households around the country will soon be filled with the familiar sounds of Ian Healy explaining the nuances of wicketkeeping, Ian Chappell ranting about captains’ terrible field placements and Bill Lawry shouting “Got him, yes!” at the top of his lungs.
News.com.au caught up with the members of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team at the Wide World of Sports Ashes launch at North Sydney Oval to talk nightmare...
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