England news October 20, 2012

Greig diagnosed with lung cancer

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Tony Greig, the former England captain, has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer and will undergo a biopsy later this week to determine at what stage the disease is at and what the required course of action would be.

"I have had a few scrapes in my life and this is another one," Greig told the Sunday Telegraph. "[His wife] Vivian and I are going to put the boxing gloves on and fight this like we've never fought anything before."

Greig, who is currently a well-known television commentator, was initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May. His condition did not improve and tests following the World Twenty20 revealed that he has a lesion on his right lung. On his return to Australia from the tournament, he had "a lot of fluid" drained from the lung, and further testing revealed he had cancer.

Greig said he was unsure if he will be working over the Australian summer, as commentator, with Channel Nine: "At this stage, the summer is totally up in the air. My priority, 100%, is my family. They will come first."

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  • SPA001 on October 23, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    Tony Greig alongside Ian Chappell and Geoff Boycott has been the guy worth listening to who appreciates the modern cricket. As a South African-born England all-rounder, he had five tough years 1972-77 and it was the distraction of Kerry Packer's World Series that finished him as a worthy all-rounder. His Test figures carry more weight compared to Ian Botham, who struggled to match his early spark and was a burden to English cricket after the 1986-87 winter. Best wishes and speedy recovery to Tony Greig for he excelled both as a cricketer and a commentator and would be welcomed all around the world for his enthusiastic tone.

  • on October 23, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    God Bless !!!! All Sri Lankans love you, Your Great Commentator,

  • on October 22, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    He has been fantastic for Cricket wish him well.

  • CricketMaan on October 22, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    'Whadddda Playyaaa!!!' and 'Ohh thatz gonna looong way' when Sach hit Kaspo in that Sharja Sand strom are two fav TG moments..Get well soon Tony.

  • akelumw on October 22, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Although you were born in South Africa and played for England and now live in Australia for all of us in Sri Lanka you are another son of our soil. You are our friend and our man and our ambassador always.......... So it's really sad to hear such a news.

    And this is from all Sri Lankan Cricket Lovers.........

    WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE AGAIN.......... CRICKET COMMENTARY WOULD NEVER BE SAME AGAIN IF YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT.......... BLESSINGS OF 20 MILLION OF SRI LANKANS ARE WITH YOU......... FIGHT TO THE FULLEST AND.......PLEASE GET WELL SOON............ OUR FRIEND........... GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!

  • on October 22, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    afs_talyarkhan my experience similar except it was at Port of spain 1974 that this blonde giraffe along with a few others opened my eyes to cricket . like many of my peer group AWG was the personality of our cricketing infancy . Lack of Tv coverage overseas and later the packer affair meant that this fighting smiling freak of nature gladiator (who chris martin jenkins once wondered if his next move would be to walk on water ) is less revered than his exploits merited . the sadness i felt in reading this news is perhaps the realisation that the superhuman giant of my innocent years was simply a mere mortal .

  • anver777 on October 22, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    Cricket lovers like you alot....... be brave & hope to see you soon!!! wishing you a speedy recovery !!!!!!!!

  • colombo_SL on October 22, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    Wish you a quick recovery Tony! Sri Lanka's world cup final defeat is so sad. This news is more sad than that for me. We love you Tony, very much!

  • yohandf1984 on October 22, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    As almost every other Sri Lankan , he is my favorite cricket commentator . It s his voice which prompted me listen English commentaries . So hope that he d recover very soon and be able entertain us with magic commentaries .

  • vladtepes on October 22, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    time to make this disease grovel

  • SPA001 on October 23, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    Tony Greig alongside Ian Chappell and Geoff Boycott has been the guy worth listening to who appreciates the modern cricket. As a South African-born England all-rounder, he had five tough years 1972-77 and it was the distraction of Kerry Packer's World Series that finished him as a worthy all-rounder. His Test figures carry more weight compared to Ian Botham, who struggled to match his early spark and was a burden to English cricket after the 1986-87 winter. Best wishes and speedy recovery to Tony Greig for he excelled both as a cricketer and a commentator and would be welcomed all around the world for his enthusiastic tone.

  • on October 23, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    God Bless !!!! All Sri Lankans love you, Your Great Commentator,

  • on October 22, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    He has been fantastic for Cricket wish him well.

  • CricketMaan on October 22, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    'Whadddda Playyaaa!!!' and 'Ohh thatz gonna looong way' when Sach hit Kaspo in that Sharja Sand strom are two fav TG moments..Get well soon Tony.

  • akelumw on October 22, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Although you were born in South Africa and played for England and now live in Australia for all of us in Sri Lanka you are another son of our soil. You are our friend and our man and our ambassador always.......... So it's really sad to hear such a news.

    And this is from all Sri Lankan Cricket Lovers.........

    WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE AGAIN.......... CRICKET COMMENTARY WOULD NEVER BE SAME AGAIN IF YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT.......... BLESSINGS OF 20 MILLION OF SRI LANKANS ARE WITH YOU......... FIGHT TO THE FULLEST AND.......PLEASE GET WELL SOON............ OUR FRIEND........... GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!

  • on October 22, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    afs_talyarkhan my experience similar except it was at Port of spain 1974 that this blonde giraffe along with a few others opened my eyes to cricket . like many of my peer group AWG was the personality of our cricketing infancy . Lack of Tv coverage overseas and later the packer affair meant that this fighting smiling freak of nature gladiator (who chris martin jenkins once wondered if his next move would be to walk on water ) is less revered than his exploits merited . the sadness i felt in reading this news is perhaps the realisation that the superhuman giant of my innocent years was simply a mere mortal .

  • anver777 on October 22, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    Cricket lovers like you alot....... be brave & hope to see you soon!!! wishing you a speedy recovery !!!!!!!!

  • colombo_SL on October 22, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    Wish you a quick recovery Tony! Sri Lanka's world cup final defeat is so sad. This news is more sad than that for me. We love you Tony, very much!

  • yohandf1984 on October 22, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    As almost every other Sri Lankan , he is my favorite cricket commentator . It s his voice which prompted me listen English commentaries . So hope that he d recover very soon and be able entertain us with magic commentaries .

  • vladtepes on October 22, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    time to make this disease grovel

  • denwarlo70 on October 22, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    Tony Greig, born in South Africa, went to England and captained it's National cricket team, now an Australian citizen and I know you are a staunch supporter of Sri Lankan cricket. This news comes to me with shock and disbelief, You are a popular person here in Sri Lanka and we pray for your speedy recovery from whatever ailment you are in. God bless you Tony Greig, we love you very much. A Sri Lankan Cricket fan and a big fan of the man himself Tony Greig.

  • rajkamalmn on October 22, 2012, 4:12 GMT

    The while cricketing world will pray and support you. Get well soon Sir.

  • Ben1989 on October 22, 2012, 3:20 GMT

    get well soon mate, great commentator, as boring as you can be at times, I love your bluntness & excitement when commentating, all the best from Adelaide!

  • spockontherock on October 22, 2012, 1:28 GMT

    best of luck tony!!! you will be fine. don't give up!!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 22:17 GMT

    Tony - I watched in awe as you cracked 100 at the Gabba, battling a dodgy wicket and the express fire crackers of Lillee & Thommo. You fought against the odds then and came out on top & I'm sure you will come out ahead in this fight too. All the best to you & your family and thank you for helping to change world cricket via your involvement with WSC in the 70s. Hang in there mate, don't let the mongrel get you...

  • Auri121 on October 21, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    Wish you speedy recovery Tony, you are loved by millions in Pakistan for your wonderful commentry. Auri Khan

  • Bobby_Talyarkhan on October 21, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    Tony I first became interested in cricket because of your exploits in India in 1972-3. You captured my imagination with the bravado of your batting, bowling and fielding and the obvious rapport you shared with the then test match loving crowds of India. I even supported England as a 10 year old in India because of you. Your exploits, and those of Keith Fletcher, on that tour cemented my love affair with cricket. I will never forget the way you cradled Gundappa Vishwanth in your arms after he made a hundred - after that you could do no wrong as far as the India crowds (myself included) were concerned. I would avidly wait for the paper boy to chuck the daily copy of "The Times of India" to the balcony of our fifth floor flat in Bombay to exult at your exploits against New Zealand, West Indies and Australia. You were also brash, aggressive, outspoken and unabashedly commercial but you were always yourself and, at the end of the day, a true sportsman and cricket lover. Speedy recovery!

  • DesPlatt on October 21, 2012, 16:29 GMT

    Best wishes to you and your family for your recovery Tony. You gave me great pleasure in your playing days

  • on October 21, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    May the blessing of the Buddha, Dhamma and Sanga be with you. and wish you a speedy recovery. One of the gratest indiviuals who has sincerely supported Sri Lankan Cricket and world cricket

  • on October 21, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    get well soon sir! we love to hear your voice again and again..

  • on October 21, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    we love to hear tony's voice when specially sri lanka team playing.one of the best cricket commentators in the world.unique personility.wishing him speedy recovery.god bless you Tony!!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Of course you will get well soon, at a hundred years of life is waiting for you and I am sure till that nothing will happen to you

  • on October 21, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    He is one of the most unique person and best ever human being that i have come across in my life Great cricketer great commentator I WISH HIM SPEEDY RECOVERY GOD BLESS U

  • EBSR on October 21, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Get well soon Tony - You were and will always be the best commentator for our family. We are waiting eagerly for you to entertain us with your expressive commentary. Best wishes

  • on October 21, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    wishing you all the best,

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    One of the great character in Cricket.... Get well soon!!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    Get well soon Tony..You are a legend in cricket world.

  • RoshanD on October 21, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    We are greatly saddened to hear about your illness. We hope that you will make a speedy and a complete recovery. You are a true friend of Sri Lankan Cricket

  • on October 21, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Wishing a speedy recovery. Without doubt, the most loved Englishman of Sri Lanka

  • KarachiKid on October 21, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    I wish all the best to this legendary commentator and one of the best all rounders of his time.

  • on October 21, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    Get well soon tony!! Hoping for a speedy recovery!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    Tony you are a great commentator in the cricket world. Praying for you for a speedy recovery.

  • on October 21, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    MY best wishes with u tonny, m sure u will come out of it in flying colors:)

  • on October 21, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    "That's LITTLE KALU" I cannot imagine enjoying cricket without Tony, especially as a Sri Lankan. Soon back on the commentary box Sir.

  • Rahul_78 on October 21, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    This is a no contest..! Tony will definitely emerge victorious against this vicious devil! All the best champ!

  • on October 21, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    Tony, you are in my prayers. I am sure you will win this battle as you have games on the field. Once this you have done this, we will dance in the aisles.

  • on October 21, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    The best Cricket commentator....Get well soon!!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    we all pakistani love u and pray for u MAy Allah help u and u will getready for cometary very soon

  • JG2704 on October 21, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    He's not everyone'scup of tea as a commentator but I like his excitable mannerisms. Hope he gets through this

  • on October 21, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    Our prays with you. ..best wishes..

  • Akheel on October 21, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    wishing a speedy recovery! best wishes for you and family!!

  • mcsdl on October 21, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    The most charismatic commentator ever... Have faith & follow the treatments, you will get well soon Tony Greig... All the best

  • on October 21, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    Get well SOON TOny ... we in PAKISTAN love the way you talk .. and Make comments on players and Match.

  • on October 21, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    we all Sri lankans are love u sir,, get well soon,,,,

  • on October 21, 2012, 6:45 GMT

    Tony you will definitely make this cancer "GROVEL." Prayers from all over the world with you.

  • on October 21, 2012, 6:41 GMT

    Get well soon Tony.....without your commentary cricket would never be complete. Prayers & best wishes to your family.

  • vajira12 on October 21, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    All the Sri Lankans pray for you to get better..

  • on October 21, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    get well soon!!!! get well soon!!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Get well soon !! From Sri Lankan ...

  • on October 21, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    you are the best and unbiased commentator....i watched cricket sometimes just to listen to your commentary...recently ICC T20..i am really shocked hear this news..wishing you speedy recovery and hope to listen to your commentary again..

  • on October 21, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    Like Yuvaraj we also expect your fast recovery & your service need for Cricket World

  • on October 21, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    There is no way Greiggy wont beat it!!. I am sure of of Australia is wishing you well and we get to hear your awesome voice again at the cricket soon.

  • on October 21, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    Yuvi did it. Boycott got over it so was Lance Armstrong.Now it is time for you and Martin Crowe to fight this beast. I heard that people can live a quite normal life with only a one lung? You must win Tony . You cant give up. SL cricket needs your kind comments and support. Please dont leave us with that crazy Russell Arnold?

  • on October 21, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Get well soon.cricket lovers from Sri Lanka

  • Nauman5 on October 21, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    Hi wish you will read this post, you are the one of the greatest and for me the greatest voice of the game alive i am not saying that your voice is great only, you and the rest of the channel nine test cricket commentators have changed my life long approach to the game. I cant explain by only listening to you guys how different i view the game i loved the most. My views and understanding of the game changed to a much more maturer level i am only 28 but my love for the longer version is crazy like hell and is only because of your team at channel 9. I love watching Australia play more than even my home team Pakistan. Its only because i heard you guys season after season and i loved listening to you people more than anything in cricket even. If its an ashes match or a world cup final if i can ear you guys comment on the game i would only switch the video off and listen to you all to fulfill my appetite for the game. get well soon and love you ****

  • on October 21, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    Tony, Wish you a speedy recovery. Cricket needs you

  • devadi on October 21, 2012, 4:38 GMT

    Tony, you are a friend of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan cricket since the time you spoke of "Little Kalu"! That was a time when we were under severe stress and you inspired us. Now it is our turn to inspire you to get completely well and be with us for a long time more. All the Sri Lankans love you and want you to be well. May the Triple Gem bless you and speed your recovery.... hiran dias

  • on October 21, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    Get well soon Tony..our prayers are with you

  • on October 21, 2012, 4:34 GMT

    Oh! no way Tony. Our prayers are with you.

  • phoenixsteve on October 21, 2012, 4:14 GMT

    Tony Greig's illness puts everything else into persrpective. I had the pleasure to briefly meet him in the eightees in Southampton and was impressed bu his charm and charisma - and I still am? Good luck Greigy I'm sure if anyone can beat this terrible illness it's YOU! My prayers and those of all cricket lovers everywhere are with you. Just think of the big C as Lillee and Thompson and I'm sure you'll triumph! The best of British to you....... COME ON GREIGY!!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 4:08 GMT

    Get well Soon Tony Sir ....

  • Ramansilva on October 21, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    The best wishes of Sri Lankan cricket fans are with you always. Get well soon our dear friend.

  • on October 21, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    All the best mate. I am sure u will beat this !

  • on October 21, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    born in south africa played for england now a commentator and supporting sri lanka what a cricketter tony we love you from sri lanka sanath jayasuria fan

  • hnlns on October 21, 2012, 3:45 GMT

    TG and Ian Chappell are two people who put their views very straight without any hesitation and give a very balanced view of cricket, that's why Tony's presence in commentary will always be a pleasure. Wish him the very best for a speedy recovery.

  • Farhan166 on October 21, 2012, 3:39 GMT

    We Pakistanis always love and admire Tony Greig as a cricketer and commentator. Wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

  • on October 21, 2012, 3:25 GMT

    Get well soon Mate!!!! Prayers wit you..

  • on October 21, 2012, 3:19 GMT

    Amazing commentator Good Luck Toni, You can fight through this

  • cdeeky on October 21, 2012, 3:13 GMT

    After Jeff Boycott, Tony is the second famous TV commentator to have this deadly Cancer. Both are my favorites.

    We wish both of them early recovery as we don't want to loose their talents and extensive experience of Cricket.

    Best Regards

  • on October 21, 2012, 3:04 GMT

    Tony, not only you are the best commentator but an institution. We love to listen to you other time we tune out...you are unbiased and fair commentator who no one will ever accuse of being for the home team. We will miss you while you are away but our love and best wishes are with you from USA. Cricket wouldn't be fun without you.

  • jonesy2 on October 21, 2012, 2:39 GMT

    all the best tony. lets hope its very treatable and is overcome.

  • raghu835 on October 21, 2012, 2:35 GMT

    If not dis summer den it's next . But u sure are a fighter and will win ur boxing match knock out !...Get well soon .. Respect!!!

  • Reggaecricket on October 21, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    Somewhere in my Mother in law's album of B&W pictures is a pic of you and Keith Fletcher wearing England blazers, taken on a private visit to an Air Force station in Nagpur India! She was sad to hear of your setback, but will join us in prayer that you will soon be on the mend, Tony.

  • on October 21, 2012, 2:10 GMT

    Get well soon Tony.Much love from Sri Lanka.

  • on October 21, 2012, 1:50 GMT

    Like Yuvaraj we also expect your fast recovery & your service need for Cricket World - RCRanjan

  • on October 21, 2012, 1:22 GMT

    Get well soon sir!!! Get well soon sir!!!

  • on October 21, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    Get well soon Tony, the whole cricketing world is praying for you!

  • Danufur on October 21, 2012, 1:07 GMT

    Get well soon Mr. Greig! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • on October 21, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    That is true Tony, you are the Number one cricket commentator in the world.get well soon,god blase you.

  • Hammond on October 21, 2012, 0:47 GMT

    Tony, if your hundred against Lillee & Thompson is anything to go by, you will fight and beat this thing. It's in your character.

  • SLkrishan on October 21, 2012, 0:38 GMT

    Best of luck Tony, get well soon!!

  • EverybodylovesSachin on October 21, 2012, 0:30 GMT

    Wish you best of luck in fight against Cancer..Get well soon..May God bless you and your family..

  • on October 21, 2012, 0:24 GMT

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck Tony.

  • on October 21, 2012, 0:23 GMT

    My favorite commentator of all time..May he live long inshallah..we the people of pakistan pray for u and with u at this hard moment of your life...u will be recover soon inshallah..

  • kandykolla on October 20, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    Come on Tony !! you can win this battle !! Born in South Africa- captained England, living in Australia but for us you are a true Sri Lankan forever !! I like the way you say " Litttle Kalu" ( Kaluwitharana ) Our prayers are with you....!!!

  • whoster on October 20, 2012, 23:32 GMT

    It's news like this that reminds me how much Tony has done for the game as player and commentator. Amongst the odd controversy, he won respect for his brave and attacking style of play - and no doubt cricket fans from all around the world sincerely hope Tony overcomes this battle. Best wishes to one of cricket's true personalities.

  • on October 20, 2012, 23:29 GMT

    All the best Tony, will see you commentary box soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 23:24 GMT

    Best to you Tony, get well soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 23:16 GMT

    Hang in there, Tony and Get well soon! We love you over here in Sri Lanka.

  • on October 20, 2012, 23:09 GMT

    Get well soon - you are one of the best commentators - honest but unbiased and that is a rare combination. All the best and my thoughts are with you.

  • on October 20, 2012, 23:00 GMT

    The best commentator ever according to me. No other commentator pitches up hype better than our Tony Greig. Wish you fight this one and come back to us all Tony. Get well soon. We are all waiting and wishing for your recovery. :)

  • Sussexx on October 20, 2012, 22:59 GMT

    Oh Almighty......... You are THE GREATEST OF ALL ....... PLEASE GET WELL MR. TONY from His temporary Cancer as World of Cricket is totally incomplete without this GREATEST COMMENTATOR IN THE WORLD OF CRICKET...... He's hit it in the air !!! will it be taken ? No He won't ! He's dropped it that was a dolly of a catch, oh boy..... this would be a turning point of the match I reckon....... We all love You and Your greatest commentary Mr. TONY GREG :o ..... I will deffenitely pray for You and You will deffenitely recover from this temporary disease. I will be eagerly waiting for a good news from Cricinfo, Mr. TONY GREG....... until then it's bye for now :

  • FASChch on October 20, 2012, 22:55 GMT

    I just hope they didn't use a car key to do the biopsy!

    Wishing you and your family the best at this time. Looking forward to hearing you commentating soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    Get well soon Tony. SL will never forget you. You put SL on the map with your kind comments.Get some good tips from Uviraj. As you have lot of good friends in SL including the president, it is worth exploring natural remadies to fight this illness. SL cant play here in Australia without your support.See you at the MCG on the boxing day with Mahela and Clarke?

  • on October 20, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    Tony God will never let you down and will always make you come out clean and healthier soon, you have been adorable commentator ever born and will never been born with such a loads and spills you bring even in a borring cricket matches personally i will never let the so called disease take its tall on you will pray every time i bow down asking God Allmighty to give you good health and the news about what you were diogonised with is just a lie

  • EL_Prasho on October 20, 2012, 22:49 GMT

    Tony you will get through this. It will be tough but stay strong and fight like hell mate

  • rajabojuna on October 20, 2012, 22:45 GMT

    So sorry to hear about this Tony, and so glad that you are getting the boxing gloves on to fight this sucker!! As a special friend of Sri Lanka, we want you to know that the nation is praying for a speedy recovery and are waiting with bated breath for those silky words that you use to describe the world's finest cricketers!!

    Good luck mate.

  • on October 20, 2012, 22:44 GMT

    Get well soon Tony ! We want you back in commentary box asap :) You and Boycs are my all time favourites :)

  • on October 20, 2012, 22:36 GMT

    Get well soon, Tony! Hang in there. We love you over here in Sri Lanka.

  • RednWhiteArmy on October 20, 2012, 22:34 GMT

    Good luck TG. Its not your time yet

  • Chris_P on October 20, 2012, 22:31 GMT

    This is one fight I know you can handle, Tony. Best wishes to you & your family.

  • on October 20, 2012, 22:20 GMT

    Come on tony, make that cancer go away. Fight it. Make it grovel.....Good luck and best wishes.

  • kasyapm on October 20, 2012, 22:08 GMT

    One of my favorite commentators..may god give him all the strength in these tough times. Hope he gets well soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 22:04 GMT

    "In to the fense for 4"; I love the way you speak; God bless you, Get well soon (Insha Allah)

  • on October 20, 2012, 21:49 GMT

    Best wishes to you Tony, probably England's second best all rounder ever, and not far behind Botham, at that. Nice to see all the goodwill messages from the subcontinent, very nice of you all.

  • on October 20, 2012, 21:43 GMT

    Tony just fight it out and take care of your health, you will be well very soon. A very good luck!

  • Imran-Akram on October 20, 2012, 21:42 GMT

    Get Well Tony............we all love u

  • Meety on October 20, 2012, 21:36 GMT

    Best of wishes matey!!!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 21:11 GMT

    Good luck. My thoughts are with you and your family

  • on October 20, 2012, 21:00 GMT

    " Thats a biggy what a player he is " heard so many time from u dear Tony u r brave and fighter camon fight its time to win the match for urself. God Bless u.

  • on October 20, 2012, 20:49 GMT

    Come on Tony. Pull through this. We're all with you hoping you fight this even harder than you fought on the cricket pitch.

  • on October 20, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Bad news.. I am a pulmonologist and a big fan of Cricket and Tony.. If fluid drained from lung has cancer in it, then it makes it stage 4 cancer... Not a good news at all.. Poor prognosis

  • on October 20, 2012, 20:26 GMT

    the cricketing fraternity united to strengthen yuvraj singh's fight against cancer.this is an another opporunity for everyone to support tony in his fight against this harrowing disease.he has been a great servant for cricket and the game cant afford to lose a fine former cricketer and a wonderful cricket commentator.wishing him a speedy recovery.and i'm sure all the fans would love to have tony back in the commentary box.

  • on October 20, 2012, 20:09 GMT

    My first cricketing hero. Good luck and get well Greigy.

  • on October 20, 2012, 20:04 GMT

    We can fight it out .... May God be with you

  • on October 20, 2012, 20:03 GMT

    Best wishes, Big Guy, for a speedy recovery.

  • Perera32 on October 20, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    Sad news. Tony is Legend, with a brilliant personality. You can fight it Tony, we are all behind you.

  • on October 20, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    May he be granted with health and all..!! Really a sad news..!

  • on October 20, 2012, 19:37 GMT

    Hope all results will be in your favour GOD help you and give you a perfect health and will recover soon with this desease.

  • sweetspot on October 20, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    Wishes and prayers for your body to respond beautifully to treatment Tony Greig! Get well soon, big man!

  • on October 20, 2012, 19:08 GMT

    though i as an indian may not be a fan of you but this is not the moment for that ,Get well soon tony

  • RajeevRamadugu on October 20, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    get well soon.. my prayers and thoughts are with you..

  • Gull-e-Sindh on October 20, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    Hop that Allah will Bestow you healthy and active life. Keep Fighting ... feel like you are playing the most precious test match of your life and you are going to win this match!

  • toon118 on October 20, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    Good luck Tony - hope you make cancer 'grovel'

  • Zahidsaltin on October 20, 2012, 18:51 GMT

    He is a great fighter and God willing he will fight it out. Tony, you'll be allright man. Wish you all the best.

  • wilsondilip on October 20, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    BIG TONY- you always led from the front, at SUSSEX, ENGLAND, AND WITH PACKER; Yuvi did it I am sure you will win this one has well; with GODS HELP.LONGLIVE GREIGY MASTER.....

  • on October 20, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    A number of years ago during your commentary at a test match in Cairns, you took the time to talk to and display great attention to my son, giving him also your autograph. A true gentleman, may your health improve and you and your family keep well. Best wishes from Ireland

  • on October 20, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.....

  • on October 20, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    Best wishes Tony Greig x x

  • ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on October 20, 2012, 18:25 GMT

    I'm sure sir, you will beat this scrape too..We Sri Lankan's love you forever & wish n' hope you have a speedy & complete recovery !!!!!!!

  • FaisaLKarim on October 20, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    Get well Tony. We've looked up to you for decades for the great feel of cricket that only you can provide. You are what cricket is about. Wishing you great health and a speedy fightback.

  • Irfan7Azhar on October 20, 2012, 18:10 GMT

    We need you Tony! You bring immense fun and energy to the game. Get well soon. May God protect you !

  • nagitha on October 20, 2012, 18:07 GMT

    For me he is a very simple humble and gentle person. Yet all living beings are subject to the law of Dhamma and none is immune from it. Hope this great ambassador of the game of Cricket would face is with good spirit. I wish him freedom of pain and suffering.

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    I pray that his disease gets cured

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    One of my all time favorite commentator , i hope he will recover soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    kia kaha from New Zealand

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    May ALLAH PAK give you better health.

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    get well soon sir.blessing from sri lanka

  • Vikramaditya100 on October 20, 2012, 17:25 GMT

    Get Well Soon Sir..... Will miss your energy....

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery, Tony!

  • Musfer on October 20, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    You are the greatest cricket commentator ever.Wish you a speedy recovery sir.From Sri Lanka.

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    Get well soon tony!!!!!!! come back stronger!!!!!!! from sri lanka.

  • S.Alis on October 20, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Get well Sir. You're the only commentator i always look forward to on any cricket event.

  • crickfan123 on October 20, 2012, 17:08 GMT

    get well soon sir.............

  • on October 20, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    May God give you and your family the strength, and the Doctors the wisdom and intellect to restore you to the millions of us who love you so dearly.

  • DSN CRIC CLUB on October 20, 2012, 17:02 GMT

    GET WELL SOON TONY,,WE ALL SRI LANKANS LOVE YOU MUCH!!

  • Sidath346 on October 20, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    Ahhhh, I'm 100% sure our Mr. Tony Greig will get through this just the way Yuvi did. He gives so much energy during commentary and makes it so interesting. Just can't forget his 'Hoooooooooo, its gone for six' or 'Hoooooooo, he's bowled him, he's clean bowled him'. May god bless you and wish you an ultra speedy recovery. Love from Sri Lanka.

  • Nutcutlet on October 20, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    All the best, TG. Stay positive. Don't blink & you CAN come through.

  • gsamiru on October 20, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    Dear Mr. T, You were the Master of the commentary, Only one wish ; .................. Get well Soon, We need you for another 100 years !

  • CamS71 on October 20, 2012, 16:54 GMT

    All modern cricketers owe this man a debt for improving their rewards from the game. Agree with him or not he has immense passion for our beautiful game & brings lively commentary & debate to the table. This is horrible news & I hope his character will stand him in good stead to see this off, as cricket would be much poorer for his absence. All the best Tony in this fight & I know you'll face it head on. Hope you're in the commentary box for years to come.

  • PakPunch on October 20, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    I am in a bit of shock but I truely hope and pray that it won't get serious. We all love you Tony and our heart felt prayers are with you for your full recovery and long life. You are a strong man with character and will InshaAllah beat it with a strong cover drive as Upail Karunathilaka has rightly put it. Loads and loads of prayers from all cricket lovers, especially from Pakistan...

  • on October 20, 2012, 16:39 GMT

    Millions pf prayers with you and your family. Get well soon

  • jasonpete on October 20, 2012, 16:36 GMT

    Get well soon tony.Very sad news .Good to hear the wishes from many Indian, Pakistan and srilankan fans here .

  • on October 20, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Tony, you are among the best cricket commentators around the world. I am really saddened, but equally hopeful of your complete recovery. Beat the odds and come back stronger! All the best, Tony.

  • on October 20, 2012, 16:05 GMT

    Best wishes for you for a SPEEDY RECOVERY. You were one of my earliest heard cricketers, a great personality and a character whether playing or commentating...The first cricket book I had your 'Men and the Game' published in mid seventies was a masterpiece by a master cricketer.

  • on October 20, 2012, 16:04 GMT

    God will help you at this stage of your life............ Come on Tony, you can do it.........Love from Dubai.

  • pak78 on October 20, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    get well soon sir.............. the voice of cricket and a true gentalman hope you have a qucik recovery and get behind that mic best wishes..

  • on October 20, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    Wish you for a speedy recovery Sir !

  • RandyOZ on October 20, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    Come on Greigy, you can fight this mate!

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    Best wishes to Mr. Greig. Not the greatest fan of his, but wish him well in this crisis. Good luck!

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:47 GMT

    Get well soon! Mr Tony ..

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Being the fighter that you are..i am sure u will tide over it pretty soon....waiting to hear "oh boy....that's been played magnificently through the covers" in ur magical voice soon :)...best wishes and prayers 4 u...the cricketing world loves u :)

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    Love you Tony..get well soon :)

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    Hope he get well soon, luv from sri lanka

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    Very Shocked News Tony...I'll Pray for you..Get Well soon.. -A Sri Lankan-

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    get well soon Mr Greig ......god bless you

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    Whole universe prays and expect that Tony overcome the problem successfully.

  • dixiedean on October 20, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Hello Tony

    No need to give up - one wrong diagnosis. This sounds like COP* a recently discovered disease that resembles pneumonia/cancer and can be beaten with high doses of steroids tapering off after 6 months. * look this up - cryptogenic organising pneumonia.

    I hope that you get the best treatment after your biopsy and and that the surgeon is brave enough to look at the alternatives. My right lung showed white on the X ray. My surgeon took five days to change his mind from inoperable lung cancer to cryptogenic organizing pneumonia * and I am pretty well now and am told that my ' COP' is in remission.

    Thanks for all the wonderful enjoyment when you played in England and led our team!

    The very best of LUCK.

  • trueanalyst on October 20, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    "This is such good fun! What are Team India doing tonight?" Tony Greig's tweet on OCtober 7 ,The final of World T20 .He has such love for India that he remembers India even when they are not playing ,Hope he recovers fast --From an Indian fan

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Wishing you speedy recovery ....and may we all listen to your great voice again and again...

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 20, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    Even though I am not a big fan of Tony following his Anti-Indian comments recently, I still am a HUGE fan of his commentary. That cheerful voice with insightful thoughts is always a pleasure to listen to. I wish Tony a speedy recovery from this dreadful enemy of mankind - cancer ! God bless him and his family through this tumultuous time. Hope to see you back on air dear Tony.

  • on October 20, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    Best commentator in the world and hope he will recover soon! Hope the cancer would not be so serious and we wish u a speedy recovery from this...

    All the Sri Lankan cricket fans love you sir and we all wish u a speedy recovery!

  • Unmesh_cric on October 20, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    I really enjoy Tony Greig's commentary. There are very few commentators who give commentary with so much enthusiasm. Here is wishing you a speedy recovery, Mr. Greig. Take care and get well soon!

  • johnathonjosephs on October 20, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    What is happening to the world? It seems like everybody is getting cancer these days. All the best to the great Tony Greig. Grew up with his commentating and nobody comes close. All the legendary games of the past have been marked with his classic commentating. I wish him a speedy recovery

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Thats a shocker and real dampener... Hope nothing's too serious here.. :(

  • luks on October 20, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    Get well soon! Hope to see you fit and healthy very soon and back in the commentary box.

  • Djmaharshi on October 20, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    I am stunned after this news. I can't imagine a cricket commentary without him.

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    GET WELL SOON MR TONY GREG.. THE CRICKETING WORLD ARE AWAITING YOUR FLAMBOYANT COMMENTARY !!

  • GeoffBoycottsGrandmother on October 20, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    Good to hear the fighting talk, mate.

    Get well soon.

  • Vihanga.Perera on October 20, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    Tony Grieg u can do this u can fight this you are my FAVOURITE COMMENTATOR in the world!!!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    Get well soon Tony. The cricket world needs you!

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    tony nothing will happen 2 u,the whole world loves u

  • raghavan88 on October 20, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    Get well soon,Mr.Grieg.One of my favorite commentators barring his ICL links.He redefined Cricket through WSC in 1970's.

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    Hope u will recover soon, loving fan from Sri Lanka , lion nation loves u and we all pray for u,

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    wish him get better..... da greatest commentetor ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Shocked to read this news... you have been the voice of cricket since I started watching it. Fight it out Sir... its just another bump in your glorifying path. Get well soon Sir..!!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Dear Tony

    Get well soon sir,

  • MelbourneMiracle on October 20, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    Sad news! But God will heal you Mr.Greig! Sri Lankan's favorite commentator...the same almighty God who healed my mother from a deadly cancer will heal you too Sir!

  • Fireballz on October 20, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    Wishing Tony all the best and hoping for a speedy recovery!

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    Get well soon sir :) from Sri Lanka with love!!!

  • nickcarter80 on October 20, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    Dear Tony, you are the best cricket commentator I have seen. May god bless you and wish you'll have a speedy recovery. We are waiting to hear your voice again.

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    Get well soon Tony...watching cricket without you commentating will no where near be as exciting as it is with you.

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    Get better soon Greigy! Great commentator, so much so that people seem to forget what a good player he was too.

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    Very very sad.......all time best commentator.....

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    If you are a believer, Tony - and why shouldn't you be - half your battle is already won. I recommend that you regularly attend Support Group meetings, where you will reap great comfort and support during this trying period. God performs miracles, using the medical profession to great effect. You are in HIS hands! God bless!

  • indianpunter on October 20, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Good luck, Tony ! we would love you back asap. and , @Nampally.. you crack me up ! Is that some ayurvedic hotch potch that you are peddling?

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    Get well soon Tony. You can face this bouncer. yes yes yes. you can

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    Tony Greig is a true warrior. He will fight through this. Best of wishes for Mr. Greig and his family.

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    My God, I can not believe this! I sincerely pray to Allah that you recover soon and keep us entertain with your spell bounding commentary! Get Well Soon from Pakistan!

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    Prayers & best wishes for Greig for a full & speedy recovery from pakistan!

  • bumsonseats on October 20, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    hes a good old boy, tells it like it is. hope everything goes well or you.

  • on October 20, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    Get Well Soon Mr. Greig.... U gave new dimension to Commentary & Cricket... Wish u speedy recovery....!!!

  • raj_24 on October 20, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Hope Tony recovers fast. Tony with Bill Lawry is one combination that everyone looks forward to. Just a pleasure when Bill combines with Tony.

  • PakFan1209 on October 20, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    very very sad news hope he gets well soon but very very shocking

  • Nampally on October 20, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    You have fought several battles for England & won!. But this one is the battle for #1. All the best. I hope you come out on the Winning side. While several conventional treatments are available, please do not forget Vegetation root medication - strong anti oxidant "Curcumin" & the recently discussed "Thunder God plant" medication Minnelide.

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    omg....i'm utterly grieved..he's one of my favorites when it comes to Cricket!.May god heal his sickness and grant him cure.

  • ksupun on October 20, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    GET WELL SOON DEAR TONY.. WISH YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY . WATCHING CRICKET WITHOUT YOUR COMMENTARY WILL FEEL LIKE WATCHING THE STARRY SKY WITHOUT THE MOON. WISHES FROM SL MAY THE NOBLE TRIPLE GEMS BLESS YOU !!!

  • kjkdesilva on October 20, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    Get well soon Mr. Tony Greig, wishing you healthy life...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sri Lanka love you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Father of commentory, He make the game much more interesting with his commentory than anyone else.

  • mark2011 on October 20, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Its sad to hear another (former) crikerter+ one of the best criket commentator got this life threatning cancer.. but hope it would not be so serious and you may be abke to come out of that.. All Sri Lankans love TONY and pray you will get well soon and return to cricket commentary... Like Yuraj did hope u too conquer this hurdles with your positive thinking and enegy. & May u get showers of blesssings from God!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    This is another hiccup for you Mr. Gentleman. Just one cover drive. you will be fine then...!!!

  • dil333 on October 20, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Hope things get better for you. The summer of cricket is poorer without you.

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    Utterly shocked to read a text message reading that you have been diagnosed with a lung cancer.It is indeed a great shock to the entire cricketing world ...The number commentator I always emulate and never miss to listen.Don't worry,fingers crossed,you will get well soon.COM box without Tony will be like rice without salt !!!

  • fahmim on October 20, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    Heartfelt prayers for my favorite cricket commie of all time. Get well soon, Greig!

  • priceless1 on October 20, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    Wish you a Speedy Recovery Mr Greig ! ,Cricket commentary will never be the same with out you !

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    I wish the disease is at its very young stage and you will recover soon. I am sure you have the mental toughness to face this and get back to normalcy. All the fans from around the world are with you and your family!

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    Get Well soon Tony ! We Love You

  • cricfan100 on October 20, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    get well soon sir. we are waiting to hear your golden voice soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    all the best tony, hope you recover and get back to owning on the commentary box!

  • janaka8511 on October 20, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Very very sad news.. God bless you Toni, get well soon.. Blessings from Srilankans...

  • TNAQSHI1 on October 20, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    So sad that we will not be able to listen to your charming voice and precise commentary.But don you worr buoy you are gonna get well soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    We love U fight like a street cricketer U will win get wee soon

  • gul99 on October 20, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Get well soon Tony..Prayers of Pakistani fans are with u..Wishing you a speedy recovery..

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    We love u tony get well soon

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    Fight this battle and win it for your family and fans all over the world. Good luck.

  • criker on October 20, 2012, 13:24 GMT

    you are more than a good person and actually a greaat one,you should fight for yourself,family and for your fans,get well soon,,,from pak

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    Get well soon, the best commentator of all time...

  • Manoj_from_AUH on October 20, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    Get Well Soon Tony.... We all wish you good health and we are with you........ With love from Sri Lanka....

  • Anil_Kumble_Clone on October 20, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    With all your positive thinking and mental toughness that u exhibited in your playing days and now, iam sure u will recover and come back even more strongly. Take motivation from Yuvraj! All the best. Ravi, India

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Dont worry.......... u ll have a speedy recovery Tony Greig We Sri Lankans Love u.........

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    get well, please. I hope TG looks to alternatives as well as standard. Our best wishes go with you.

  • ALA1 on October 20, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    Get well soon tony ......

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    my favourate cmmentator ..my prayrs r with u get well soon

  • Jeyan_Sinthu on October 20, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Get Well Soon Tony.... Millions of hearts with u ...!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Hope you will get better, so our FAVORITE commentator will be back.

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Wish you a soon recovery Tony..!

  • Ravaarav on October 20, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Just Like Your Comment On big Sixes...Biggy Biggi!!!! You got Big Heart Sir,, Hope you get well soon!!!

  • Sarangarajan on October 20, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    It is sad Tony that this is diagnosed now. We know that you will fight it out. Have been watching you as a street smart cricketer right from your English -county days .Am very positive that you will come out of this hurdle also. Tony the commentator ,for me, has been more vocal and effective than as a cricketer despite the India bashings he used to have. Get well soon , Tony. Channel 9 commentary without Tony will be spice less..

  • on October 20, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    Get Well Sooonnn Tony....wish u a speedy recovery.....!!!

  • Sarangarajan on October 20, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    It is sad Tony that this is diaognised now.We know that you will fight it out.Have been watching you as a street smart cricketer right from your English -county days .Am very positive that you will come out of this hurdle also.Tony the commentator ,for me, has been more vocal and effetctive than as a cricketer despite the India bashings he used to have.Get well soon ,Tony. Channel 9 commentary without Tony will be spiceless.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    Why no comments from any Sri Lankans so far?Tony always has a soft corner for the men from the emereld isles, specially when they are playing against India !!! Anyways Tony get well soon, will miss you much in the idiot box.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    I ALWAYS ADMIR AND COMMENTS LIKE U IN MY CRICKET PLAYYING DAYS.MY FRIEND CALLS ME TONY GREIG OF GULLY CRICKET...I SELF PROCLAIMS TONY GREIG FANS . I LOVE U AND HOPE U WILL RECOVER SOON

  • nawwabsahab on October 20, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    sad news....but i assume my fav commentator will cross this bridge too...get well soon sir

  • Gordo85 on October 20, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    Get better soon Tony. You are a special commentator.

  • Haleos on October 20, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    Get well soon Tony. Good luck with the boipsy. May your family get strength during this difficult time.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    get well sooon Tony..my best wishes

  • CRIC89 on October 20, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    Get well Soon Tony You can do it.

  • thebarmyarmy on October 20, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    THE best commentator that ever exsisted. Lets hope its not bad. ...IN THE AIR!!!

  • Sinhabahu on October 20, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    All the very best for him! Best commentator ever! Get well soon, Tony!

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    get well soon sir..........

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    i love your commentary and i want you to be there when Pakistan is playing.get well soon.prayers from my bottom of the heart

  • mfer on October 20, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Sad news..Wish you a speedy recovery. Cricket commentary will never be the same with out Tony Greg.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    It's a huge shock for me & all fans of Great Tony. I Love u Tony & Praying for u to Almighty You will be OK. Insha Allah. May Allah Bless You..............Raqib/From Bangadesh

  • getsetgopk on October 20, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    oh good old Tony, lots of prayers from Pakistan, you will pull through im sure.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    My all time favorite cricket commentator.Get well soon sir.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    hope you'll be fine one of the best commentator of all the time

  • Shouldas-Wouldas-Couldas on October 20, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    Fight for your family and fans around the world. We are praying for your quick recovery - get well soon Tony ! from Pakistan.

  • SanSL5 on October 20, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    get well soon Tony Greig..best commentator ever.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    get well soon sir u r my favorite ..will pray for u ....regards a fan from pakistan

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    get well soon ! whole of Sri Lanka love u ~

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Tony, I wish you a speedy recovery.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Wishingyyou a speedy recovery Tony....

  • dylansowldman on October 20, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    get well soon tony,looking forward to hearing you on tv again soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    1977 ... I saw him for the first time at Eden gardens ... was a kid then ... so he seemed taller ... GET WELL SOON SIR!

  • cricketloveruk on October 20, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    very sad news, hopefully he will recover soon

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    i am so sad on this....my favorite voice in cricket. get well soon sir....best wishes

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    Undoubtedly the best commentator ever for Cricket...He brings unbelievable excitement to the game... With lots of respect from India.... Get well soon SIR!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery, Greig.

    OD bless you with more days of commentary.

  • ibbani on October 20, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    THe way he he does his commentary is " he fills life to a boring test match too, his vocabulary and the flow of his words is impeccable

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    Get Well Soon.Lord Buddha Saves you..

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    Love ur commentary the most. Get well soon Tony

  • Baber_Baloch on October 20, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    ALLAH give you good health ,,you r my best favorite commentator get well soon sir,,,good wishes from our All Pakistan, fans.

  • amilag on October 20, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    sad news.get well soon sir...

  • Dr_Nasir.. on October 20, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    loved to listen his voice...when he told in his commentry wasim akrem as wazeeem akram realy amzning...get well soon sir.....

  • 2.14istherunrate on October 20, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    I'm sure you'll beat this one,Greigy. You seem to deal well with challenges!!

  • Reggaecricket on October 20, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    You will be in the thoughts and prayers of many Sri Lankan and International Cricket fans, Tony. God bless!

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    Sri Lankans favorite commentator, get well soon

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    Its a really shocking news for every cricket lover. Tony is one of the greatest cricket commentators. May Allah Almighty bless him with good health and peaceful life. Wish You best of luck Mr. Tony. GET WILL SOON.

  • Harmony111 on October 20, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    Yuvraj, Crowe and now Greig. What is happening?

  • landl47 on October 20, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    Best of luck, Griegy, you can beat it..

  • on October 20, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    Well, I am a doctor myself, and if the fluid they drained, had cancer cells in it, then it would be unresectable. It would have a grave prognosis. Hopefully that was not the case.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    Another great joining the list...

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    He is one of my favorite commentator or probably the most favorite. His commentary in the last 10 overs in Sharjah between Australia vs India is still buzzing my ears...Get well soon.

  • Moon555 on October 20, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Sad News of a Var style Commentator . Get Well Soon Tony....................

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    oh no so shocking, but i like the words fighting, think positive, i am sure you will be fine soon and will be waiting to see you in the commentary seat soon

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    We wish you quick recovery Tony... Out prayers are with you..

  • Wazirabadi on October 20, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    This is Sad news, I've admired your courage and determination when you captained Sussex & England. Your straight talk, honesty and fair play are hallmark of a champion. 1. Your visionary "Spirit of Cricket lecture at Lord's" early this year was an eye opener. You bring charm and tenacity to the game of cricket, listening to your commentary is like reading the cricket encyclopedia . I will always remember you are the soldier who stood his ground in the 70's against the mighty West Indians. Get well soon mite.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    Sad...May GOD bless you with health!!! best of luck from Pakistan!!!

  • yorkslanka on October 20, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    Tony, god bless you and give you the strength to beat this. You have been a great supporter of SL and you are much loved...get well soon sir.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    We will stand in prayerful support of you, TG! You have always been polite and balanced! God will sustain your family and you during these challenging times! Be of good cheer! Amen

  • Sinhaya on October 20, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    Get well soon sir! Whole of Sri Lanka is with you. Just hope you will be back in the commentary box asap.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Get well soon Sir, our prayers are with you. Sri Lankan

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    very shocking news one of the best commentator I ever love May Almighty gives you quick recovery - Srilankan

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    So sad news.... get well soon....

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Sad news.Tony Get well Soon..

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:35 GMT

    How sad. Get well soon. We always love you

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:35 GMT

    God bless Mr Tony Greig. Pray for your recovery soon and you are my best commentator.

  • Fram on October 20, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Get Well soon Tony!! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    get well soon tony....prayers from millions of indians

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    This is a really sad news.Tony, Get well Soon............

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    really sad one of best cricketer and cricket lover

  • Balumekka on October 20, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    OMG! Shocking news. Hope everything will be OK. We fans really need you at the commentary box!

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on October 20, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    Stay strong and brave Tony, we hope for a full recovery. Nice to see messages of support from Sri Lankan and Pakistani fans here. @Ashik Sali who wrote "What's attacking these cricketers? Strange.." - Grow up. Why leave such an imbecilic message on an article about a man with Cancer?

  • Gathika on October 20, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    Get well soon sir. May all your gods be with you. I wish it to be a curable cancer

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery....... Get well soon Sir...

  • warneneverchuck on October 20, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Hope u will soon recover like yuvraj

  • warneneverchuck on October 20, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Hope u will soon recover like yuvraj

  • azmat786 on October 20, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    The entire cricket nation will put on the boxing gloves for you! Get well soon Tony!

  • KP_84 on October 20, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    Get well soon, Greigie! One of the great things about the Australian summer is turning on Channel 9 and watching the cricket as Tony Greig and Bill Lawry call the action. Hopefully Greigie has got a few more summers left in him. It wouldn't be the same without him.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Tony, all the best.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    get well soon

  • aiksa on October 20, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    You are a brave and courageous man, Tony. I am sure you'll fight like a true fighter and come out a winner. God bless you.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    Tony if Cyclist Lance and Cricketer Yuvraj Singh Arms were strong than that Greg colour will be strong too. Recovery 100%. GOD BLESS.

  • on October 20, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    Get well soon, you are my fav commentator :)

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    Get Well Soon Sir,RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • asimiqbal on October 20, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    Very very sad news for all the cricket lovers. Get well very soon. A lot of Blessings and Prayers from Pakistanis.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    its really shocking news.we can only pray for u which we will do always from bottom of our hearts . get well soon .tanveer satti from pakistan

  • Flat_Track_bullies on October 20, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    Our indian love for your commentating set aside, this is a really sad news. I really hope you come back from this quickly - like many others have. I'm sure you will fight this off quickly and be back commentating (and start a new fight with your indian fan legion :)

    Best wishes from the bottom of my heart.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    LOVE U HOPE U WILL FINE SOOM AND BACK TO COMMENTATARY BOX

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:57 GMT

    About Cricket Legends

    Batting without Sachin and Don Bredman Bowling without Wasim , Murali and Shane Warne Fielding without Jonty Rhodes AND Commentary without Tony Grieg is meaningless........ Get well Soon............

  • rana03 on October 20, 2012, 10:57 GMT

    God bless you Toni, pls get well soon...... Blessings from Srilankans.........

  • rana03 on October 20, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    God bless you Toni, pls get well soon...... Blessings from Srilankans.........

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    wishing him a speedy recovery.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    What's attacking these cricketers? Strange..

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    First Yuvi, then Martin Crowe, now Tony Grieg .. Whats going on with Cricketers and Cancer these days

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    Tony Grieg is my favorite commentator i wish he get well very soon. He is a fighter and i believe he'll get through this.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    Grew up watching his slow medium pacers and high back lift and some wonderful catches in the slip and in the out field, God bless you, you and others made cricket such a wonderful game to watch.Get well soon. Who can forget your magazine ad where you wore all the cricketing gear with out your clothes on, if i am not wrong yu were branding SP of Gray Nichlos.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    TG You are admired in Pakistan and we all pray for your speedy recovery. We know you are a fighter and will INSHALLAH fight this out. Please do not concede to this killer disease. We are with you.

  • NallathambiDomnic on October 20, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    Dear Greig, Your confidence will guide you to fight this disease, Our Prayers are there for you. Takecare & God Bless

    N. Domnic

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    Sir get well soon, all the good wishes from Pak Fans

  • chad_reid on October 20, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    Damn every where you listen or read people seem to have some kind of cancer its a major illness all we could do is pray to God that everyone who is suffering from this disease makes it through and also pray that no one else gets it including our selves

  • akbaassu on October 20, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Oh my god... he will recover soon...

  • hnlns on October 20, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Wish you speedy recovery Tony. Your presence in commentary team is always colorful and lively. Cricket world needs you very much.

  • Muchi on October 20, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Get well soon Mr.Tony.We need to hear your voice from commentry soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Please follow medical advises and recover soon. You are still strong enough to face any challenge. We Sri Lankans with you all the. time.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Really Sad news. But I am sure that Mr. Tony Greig will come out of it, just like Yuvi did earlier. Cricket world need his presence.

  • RayanSharif on October 20, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    You have been a fighter all the way. This is just another chance to show your true character. We, all cricket crazies all with you TG. Special wishes for you from Bangladeshi supporters.

  • imalkait on October 20, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    Get well Soon......Mr. Tony Grieg......All the Srilankan Hearts wit you..for ever...

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    Fight it out Sir.Love from Sri Lanka!

  • Mohsinsharif on October 20, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    Very sad news....may u get well soon.......

  • suve on October 20, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    This is very sad news. Get well soon Tony, we are all with you. :(

  • Ulcer on October 20, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    Shocking news...I hope it is in the first stage and he recovers. God bless

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Hope its not serious and curable! Get well soon Tony!!!

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    Hi Greggy..... i have been a fan since birth.......cm on mate do a yuvi..... get well soon and get read to rock....

  • Widuror on October 20, 2012, 10:43 GMT

    Really sad to hear this. Unarguably the best commentator in this era. Wish you get well soon.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    Terrible news for us fans :( Get well Soon Sir.. tc.. Blessings from Sri Lanka..

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    God bless u. wish u all the best. get well soon.. we r waiting 4 u to see in tv soon. as commentator...

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    such a shame for one of the best cricket commentator ever...never mind he will definitely going to fight back ....god bless....

  • taslu613 on October 20, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    After martin crow,this is another shocking news for cricket lovers.I hope and wish it is in initial stage .We love hear his commentary.God bless him.My pray from from bottom of my heart.I think he is tough enough to fight this monster. wish you very best of luck tony.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    He will get through this... good luck Tony! Hope you win!!!

  • kesaraca on October 20, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    God Bless You Dear Sir. Wish you very soon recovery. Cricket world needs you

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    very very sad new :(..........

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    Please get well soon......

  • KingOwl on October 20, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    We Sri Lankans have great love for you, TG. Fight it out - you are a winner!

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  • KingOwl on October 20, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    We Sri Lankans have great love for you, TG. Fight it out - you are a winner!

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    Please get well soon......

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    very very sad new :(..........

  • kesaraca on October 20, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    God Bless You Dear Sir. Wish you very soon recovery. Cricket world needs you

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    He will get through this... good luck Tony! Hope you win!!!

  • taslu613 on October 20, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    After martin crow,this is another shocking news for cricket lovers.I hope and wish it is in initial stage .We love hear his commentary.God bless him.My pray from from bottom of my heart.I think he is tough enough to fight this monster. wish you very best of luck tony.

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    such a shame for one of the best cricket commentator ever...never mind he will definitely going to fight back ....god bless....

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    God bless u. wish u all the best. get well soon.. we r waiting 4 u to see in tv soon. as commentator...

  • on October 20, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    Terrible news for us fans :( Get well Soon Sir.. tc.. Blessings from Sri Lanka..

  • Widuror on October 20, 2012, 10:43 GMT

    Really sad to hear this. Unarguably the best commentator in this era. Wish you get well soon.