England news December 29, 2012

Tony Greig dies aged 66

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Having exerted an influence on the game every bit as imposing as his 6 foot 6 inch frame, Tony Greig died too swiftly and too soon.

Battling lung cancer since he was diagnosed in October, Greig's familiar presence on television screens was missed greatly at the outset of the Australian summer. The heart attack that claimed him, aged 66, about 1.45pm on the day after the Boxing Day Test, arrived as a shock to the cricket world and a source of enormous sadness to those who knew him.

Greig's first inkling of illness arrived in mid-year as a bout of bronchitis showed unusual stubbornness, and while commentating in the UAE and then the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka he was moved to undergo tests that uncovered a lesion in his right lung. Subsequent examinations and operations revealed the extent of the cancer, and he was unable to fulfil his usual duties for Channel Nine in the Brisbane Test against South Africa.

It was the harshest of breaks for a man who had been synonymous with the game in so many countries. Born and raised in South Africa, Greig moved to England to pursue an international career. He proved an effective allrounder over 58 Tests and daring captain of his adopted country, before accepting Kerry Packer's offer to be one of the architects, captains and chief recruiters for the World Series Cricket revolution. That brought his move to Australia and integral place on the Nine commentary team, a role he maintained alongside overseas work for more than three decades, until his diagnosis.

Late on the first day of the Gabba Test match, the broadcast crossed to Greig's home in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse, where he expressed typical optimism in his fight with illness but also a rueful reflection on missing his first day on the Nine commentary team in Brisbane for 33 years. "It's been an incredible, very short journey so far. You guys will all face it one day I'm sure," Greig told his fellow commentators.

"You've no idea how much one misses getting to the cricket on a day like today. When you've been doing it for 33 years it's absolutely unbelievable. Even my little bloke who came home from school today was almost 'dad what are you doing at home, you shouldn't be here', so it takes a little bit of getting used to, and I'm sure it's going to get worse as this Test match goes on."

At the time Greig hoped that he would be fit to return to work at the final Test of the summer in Sydney, scheduled to begin on January 3, but this was not a battle he would win. The impact of Greig's life on the game of cricket, and the suddenness of his death, was summed up by his longtime commentary colleague, friend and fellow former captain Bill Lawry.

"World cricket has lost one of its great ambassadors," Lawry told ESPNcricinfo. "Not only was Tony Greig captain of England, captain of the World Series world team, but he just loved travelling the world to places like Sri Lanka, India, England, Dubai, wherever it was played, Greigy would be there. He's well known right throughout the world, well loved and respected and cricket has lost one of its all-time greats.

"I know the Channel Nine commentary team is absolutely shattered. He's been a great friend of mine for 33 years. We knew he was sick but we didn't realise it was going to be this sudden. It has shocked us all."

Cricket Australia's chairman Wally Edwards spoke of how Greig's "illness and too-early death comes as a terrible shock - he will be greatly missed", while perhaps his most famous adversary Dennis Lillee described "a tough opponent who took on all opposition with aggression and a determination to win. He had a take-no-prisoners attitude which helped him lead England with flare and toughness."

Nine's tribute, which extended as far as a half-hour television special following the nightly news, was summed up with these words: "Tony Greig is a name synonymous with Australian cricket - from his playing days as the English captain we loved to hate, to his senior role in the revolution of World Series Cricket, his infamous car keys in the pitch reports and more than three decades of colourful and expert commentary."

Greig's place in the game had been somewhat sullied by establishment rebukes of his role in support of Packer, but in recent years he had enjoyed a significant revision and rehabilitation as a senior figure, culminating in his invitation to deliver the MCC's Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's in June this year. In the lecture, he explained the reasons behind his decision to sign with WSC, before entering into a typically passionate discussion of the game he loved.

The lecture's insights contrasted somewhat with the nature of his commentary, which carried both the entertainment value of the showman and the agitator's spice he had employed so often as a medium pace and off spin bowler, aggressive batsman, outspoken captain and pioneering silly point fielder. His description of moments such as Sachin Tendulkar's twin centuries against Australia in Sharjah in 1998 and Sri Lanka's World Cup victory in 1996 have stayed with all who heard them.

At the time of his death, Greig was with his family, including his second wife Vivian, his daughter Beau, his son Tom, and two adult children from his previous marriage - daughter Sam and son Mark. Vivian offered thanks for the support and condolences offered by friends and well-wishers around Australia and the world, all of whom had been witness to Greig's influence as a cricketer, broadcaster and revolutionary.

Daniel Brettig and Brydon Coverdale are assistant editors at ESPNcricinfo.

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  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    when i was child i used to watch cricket match with a running commentary by tony greig with his colleagues.though english was not my native tongue,i still would loved to listen tony 's commentary in anyway knowing the fact that those words were difficult to understand.it was something in Tony's voice that attracted me all the time.i tried to imitate him every now and then.his unexpected death is like the death of my sincere friend and even family member.i wish i could have met him in my life.i would miss you greatly ,tony.rest in eternal peace!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    My admiration extends over nearly a half a century.When as a gangly teenager he and his brother played in the shadow of the Hangklip Queenstown South Africa. His father the editor of the local newspaper was his scribe and supporter.His roots were his soul which he never forgot.His success on the field are known but his generosity to his family and friends is almost unknown.His alma mater Queens College was another thing close to his heart. His life was too short. His void in me will be like a pebble in the river of life.May you have eternal happiness in your Fathers home. Farewell tata

  • POSTED BY IanJF on | December 29, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    There are some people you tend to think will never be gone, people who stand still in time. Individuals who are the very core of their environment. When they are gone it actually dawns on you, never again will you hear them, see them etc.. Cricket is a loser today and dare I say possibly even more than his family - the game may miss him ! The question remains then, No Bill Lawry from Jan13, No Tony Greig, Richie Benaud is at the end of his career, will viewing ever be the same again ?? Mark Nicholas, Tom Moody, Geoff Boycott, Sidhu, Ravi Shastri, you guys are close but filling their shoes will not be a part of the equation I guess..

  • POSTED BY ravi_hari on | December 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    A great cricketer, an assertive captain and a lovable commentator. Grieg will be remembered for all he has done fo rthe game. He was one of the few all rounders who excelled at test level in his era. I remember the test match in which he congratulated Vishy after his century by lifting him with his arms and carrying him in the ground to cheers from the spectators. The two Tonys Lewis and Grieg made a formidable combination in the MCC team which toured India. Grieg as commentator was very articulate and his favourite SACHIN TENDULKAR expression will be remembered for ever. Thanks Tony for entertaining us both on and off the field. May your soul rest in peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    This is shocking news!! Since I started watching cricket as a child in the early 90's ! Tony Greig has been my favourite commentator. His love for Sri Lankan cricket was a well known secret , and his commentary about "Little Kalu" and the 1996 WC winning Sri Lankan cricket team was legendary! Cricket world will be poorer without Tony in the commentary box! Rest In Peace Tony ! We will never forget you!

  • POSTED BY 45runs on | December 29, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    This is the saddest, saddest news. As long as I've loved cricket Tony Greig has been a central part of it, first in World Series cricket and then as a commentator. He spoke his mind, and was one of the most perceptive and insightful voices in cricket. I can't believe he's gone. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Thank you Tony for what you brought to our great game. RIP AW Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    Very sad to hear this. RIP Tony. What a legend. Warnie's hat-trick ball has been immortalised not because of Boonie's excellent catch but because of your coverage of it. Condolences to your family and friends.

  • POSTED BY Mr.pPp on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    he was no doubt a great cricketer but he will always be remembered as the greatest commentator of the game, his voice had something in it that would glue us to our TV sets even during boring matches. cricket has lost one of its most prized possessions. Rest In Peace Tony. You will be missed.

  • POSTED BY WillPash on | January 1, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    RIP Griegy. Great commentator, even more underestimated as a great performer for England in such a short space of time in the mid 70's. He will be sorely missed as he's love for the game was infectious. A sad time for all cricket lovers with his passing. He may be gone, but his memories and accomplishments will continue to be live on for a long time.

    Tony Greig, you will be missed :(

  • POSTED BY babubhaiyya on | December 31, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    English is not my native language . . . . today i speak it fluently. . . . . i owe it all to you TONY . . . .. R.I.P

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    when i was child i used to watch cricket match with a running commentary by tony greig with his colleagues.though english was not my native tongue,i still would loved to listen tony 's commentary in anyway knowing the fact that those words were difficult to understand.it was something in Tony's voice that attracted me all the time.i tried to imitate him every now and then.his unexpected death is like the death of my sincere friend and even family member.i wish i could have met him in my life.i would miss you greatly ,tony.rest in eternal peace!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    My admiration extends over nearly a half a century.When as a gangly teenager he and his brother played in the shadow of the Hangklip Queenstown South Africa. His father the editor of the local newspaper was his scribe and supporter.His roots were his soul which he never forgot.His success on the field are known but his generosity to his family and friends is almost unknown.His alma mater Queens College was another thing close to his heart. His life was too short. His void in me will be like a pebble in the river of life.May you have eternal happiness in your Fathers home. Farewell tata

  • POSTED BY IanJF on | December 29, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    There are some people you tend to think will never be gone, people who stand still in time. Individuals who are the very core of their environment. When they are gone it actually dawns on you, never again will you hear them, see them etc.. Cricket is a loser today and dare I say possibly even more than his family - the game may miss him ! The question remains then, No Bill Lawry from Jan13, No Tony Greig, Richie Benaud is at the end of his career, will viewing ever be the same again ?? Mark Nicholas, Tom Moody, Geoff Boycott, Sidhu, Ravi Shastri, you guys are close but filling their shoes will not be a part of the equation I guess..

  • POSTED BY ravi_hari on | December 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    A great cricketer, an assertive captain and a lovable commentator. Grieg will be remembered for all he has done fo rthe game. He was one of the few all rounders who excelled at test level in his era. I remember the test match in which he congratulated Vishy after his century by lifting him with his arms and carrying him in the ground to cheers from the spectators. The two Tonys Lewis and Grieg made a formidable combination in the MCC team which toured India. Grieg as commentator was very articulate and his favourite SACHIN TENDULKAR expression will be remembered for ever. Thanks Tony for entertaining us both on and off the field. May your soul rest in peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    This is shocking news!! Since I started watching cricket as a child in the early 90's ! Tony Greig has been my favourite commentator. His love for Sri Lankan cricket was a well known secret , and his commentary about "Little Kalu" and the 1996 WC winning Sri Lankan cricket team was legendary! Cricket world will be poorer without Tony in the commentary box! Rest In Peace Tony ! We will never forget you!

  • POSTED BY 45runs on | December 29, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    This is the saddest, saddest news. As long as I've loved cricket Tony Greig has been a central part of it, first in World Series cricket and then as a commentator. He spoke his mind, and was one of the most perceptive and insightful voices in cricket. I can't believe he's gone. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Thank you Tony for what you brought to our great game. RIP AW Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    Very sad to hear this. RIP Tony. What a legend. Warnie's hat-trick ball has been immortalised not because of Boonie's excellent catch but because of your coverage of it. Condolences to your family and friends.

  • POSTED BY Mr.pPp on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    he was no doubt a great cricketer but he will always be remembered as the greatest commentator of the game, his voice had something in it that would glue us to our TV sets even during boring matches. cricket has lost one of its most prized possessions. Rest In Peace Tony. You will be missed.

  • POSTED BY WillPash on | January 1, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    RIP Griegy. Great commentator, even more underestimated as a great performer for England in such a short space of time in the mid 70's. He will be sorely missed as he's love for the game was infectious. A sad time for all cricket lovers with his passing. He may be gone, but his memories and accomplishments will continue to be live on for a long time.

    Tony Greig, you will be missed :(

  • POSTED BY babubhaiyya on | December 31, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    English is not my native language . . . . today i speak it fluently. . . . . i owe it all to you TONY . . . .. R.I.P

  • POSTED BY Scube on | December 31, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    RIP Tony! You and your wonderful voice will remain forever with all cricket lovers across the globe!

  • POSTED BY on | December 31, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    I was there 8 years in Port of spain march 1974. a six day test with rest day so played over seven days . it rained a lot too . and i went to all six days . west indies need a draw england a win in repoly to england 267 windies are 208-2 with yagga rowe the bradman of 1974 on 80 odd . a lead of 200 backons and england to lose heavily . suddenly Tony switches to off spin from the pavillion less than ninety minutes later Windies are all out for 300 yagga got his century but tony has taken all 8 wickets including sobers and khanhai clive lloyd . later that in a rain break day, me a small wolly haired trinidadian boy approached this blonde smiling giant standing in his white by the pavillion . " enjoying it?? HE asked me . and we talk for a couple of minutes likeold friends . we never meet gain but are friends for life. england win the match. Tony you were part of our youth . our childhood , you invited us to the party with a smile . RIP Tony

  • POSTED BY aftab2u on | December 31, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Tony Greig was the only commentator who knew the art of cricket commentry. All the matches covered by him became exciting and thrilling by his voice and expressions. We all cricket lovers will miss him all the time. Rest in peace Tony. We will miss you a lot.

  • POSTED BY on | December 31, 2012, 6:39 GMT

    Tony Greig ,we miss u,you are best commentar in the world,your voice is so beautiful....

  • POSTED BY javed.agrawala on | December 31, 2012, 6:20 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. What a wonderful commentator he was! So lively, straight forward, true-to -the-core, skillful, eloquent and unafraid to speak his mind and disagree at will with conventional wisdom. So glad that the rift of the Packer days was somewhat tidied-over and Thank God for that as it was just in time. Deepest condolences to his family and all who loved him. He epitomized the Channel 9 commentary style and I am personally aggrieved at this huge loss. In my humble opinion cricket has lost its greatest ambassador and one of its identifying icons!

  • POSTED BY R_U_4_REAL_NICK on | December 31, 2012, 0:44 GMT

    I simply can't believe it... I am in tears. What a shock... Tony Greig, you were one of the reasons I got into cricket. Your commentary during the 2001 series when India beat Australia was fantastic, and got me enthralled. So very very sad - what a big loss to cricket. Thank you Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 21:00 GMT

    Rest in peace Tony. I still cant believe that he left us i m still in shock. Your voice will be remembered in every era of Cricket and sports. RIP

  • POSTED BY SDHM on | December 30, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    A huge shock and sad loss to the game. I am far too young to have ever seen him play, but judging by the stats and from what I've heard (and seen on Youtube) he was a hell of a cricketer, and his role in WSC helped revolutionise the game for the better, for which he should be thanked by all of us. But it's his commentary I will miss the most - his almost childish enthusiasm, and his mischievous streak; listening to him wind up Michael Slater during the 2005 Ashes mercilessly is one of the enduring memories of that series for me! RIP Greigy, you will be sorely missed.

  • POSTED BY vin93 on | December 30, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    I defenitely have read but havent known much about Tony Grieg, the player, but defenitely knew very well about the Mr. Grieg, the commentator. Very passionate, bold and One of the Very Best. You will be missed. May your soul rest in peace and my deep condolences to your family.

  • POSTED BY hyclass on | December 30, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    Any great sadness and sense of loss I feel seems almost selfish. His life was a grand testament to an indomitable will, unmatched courage, a huge heart and the love and respect of the many of us whose lives he graced. That anyone whom I've never met should feel so amazingly familiar that his absence is felt as one of my own family would be is his inspiring epitaph. Life is a series of locked doors that when leaned against bring the security of the familiar that makes each day seem easier for their existence. Tony's face, voice and idiosyncrasies at the beginning of each summer were just such a door for me. In his passing, it has swung open impossibly soon leaving a cavernous inertia. In every way that a man's life might be measured, Tony Grieg was a giant. My deepest respects to his family and all those who share a respectful grief.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. Sri Lanka is shocked by the sad news, he was a great admirer of our nation

  • POSTED BY SuperSharky on | December 30, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    Tony Greig, along with Robin Jackman, has always been my favorite cricket commentators. Great experience and humor, added with spice, will be missed. Rest In Peace Tony. You were one of the tallest cricketers ever. Tony, along with Robin Jackman, has been the colour in cricket commentary. Without Tony, cricket will be black and white again, for a while. Not on the side of patriotism or nationalism, but always on the side of good humans. But don't get me wrong, he always has give his best for his team and knew how to be loyal to his team and competitive as well. Now one of my favorite blokes is gone while the other one is still fighting on.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 7:35 GMT

    Tony had very enchanting & captivating voice:. LIKE ALL GREATS HE HAS DIED EARLy YMAKING US FEEL HIS ABSENCE,May God bless his sou.I feel it as apersonal loss.l

  • POSTED BY ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on | December 30, 2012, 7:31 GMT

    Most shocking news I ever heared from the cricketing world.Sri Lankan Cricket will not be the same without you Tony! there are no words to describe how sorry we are.Whole cricketing world, specially we Sri Lankans will miss you & ur voice 4ever..May you attain nibbana !!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 6:04 GMT

    I was shocked and grieved when I heard the news of Tony's demise. Cricketing world will miss you Tony.... Your voice will remain so will your name and memories for a long time....

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    I join with so many others who knew Tony Craig in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing.

  • POSTED BY DrSunilSharma on | December 30, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    I remember Captain Tony Greig's England team came to India in 1976- 1977 with John Leaver bowling with Vaseline in New Delhi match. Tony Greig basically from South Africa, was hilarious for his antics on field to create his own show and break the concentration of the opposition batsman at silly point. During the match, he kept talking, laughing and dancing at silly point - Greig Point to break the concentration of the legendary Sunil Gaveskar and eventually was succeeded in making a false call of LBW to influence the umpire, although he privately agreed it was not the case. It was a real great site to see Tony Greig fielding at silly point, we the Indian spectators use to call Silly point as a Greig Point as he pioneered it and with his crowed pleasing antics like talking and continuously dancing to break the concentration of the batsman. so close to the bat with 6'6" tall frame and were sure that if he loses balance during a match he will fall on tiny Sunil Gaveskar.

  • POSTED BY Sugath on | December 30, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    The important thing about human beings is to be humane. In a world full of in-humans Tony Greig was a real human being, someone who stood up for the downtrodden in those infamous days when there were many who tried to destroy others playing cricket. He stood up for what was right irrespective of the persona/s.

    My he attain the Bliss of Nirvana.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    Tony Greg May Your Soul RIP! We miss your wonderful commentary!

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 4:35 GMT

    the great legend .he was an outstanding commentator .there is no player like him

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    Cricket would not be the same without Tony Greig. You are the one who defend Sri Lanka when everyone mocking our little nation and our ability.. You are the one who called Sanath as Master Blaster, Kaluwitharana as Littel Kalu, , Arjuna as Captain Cool. You are the one who told that Sri Lankan pineapple and kind coconut is best in the world.. Some games we watched just because we love your commentary.. When we go to watch a match in Premadasa we always want to see this tall white fellow who is wearing a top hat with a microphone in his hand.. We always want to see you in press box.. For us you are a Sri Lankan! A true gentlemen! You will surely be missed for decades to come, as we will remember you as the best commentator ever!

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    I've always loved hearing Greig's commentary, as others have said it is synonymous with cricket, regardless of the format. Very insightful, and very articulate. As someone who has just lost a close family member to lung cancer a month ago, I can only empathise with his family. RIP Tony, we will all miss you.

    "Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." - Rossiter Worthington Raymond

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    RIP Tony, i miss your commentary, your analysis, your expressions.....My deepest condolences to his family, and friends. Even-though you passed away, you have contributed a lot to cricketing world.

  • POSTED BY DW73 on | December 30, 2012, 4:13 GMT

    At a time when Sri Lanka was finding its feet in the international arena Tony Gregs unstinted support was most welcoming.He was always supportive of Sri Lanka & sometimes we wondered whether he was actually a Sri Lankan himself.

    Sri Lanka has lost a genuine friend & the world cricket a great personality.

    I wish to offer my deepest sympathies to his family.

    May the turf lie gently on him.

  • POSTED BY srikanths on | December 30, 2012, 4:13 GMT

    First time we saw him in India was when he came with Tony Lewis team in 1972-73. He had the knack of getting the crowd going .I was lucky to get to watch one of the days of the then Madras test.He used field Silly , he used to be so close to the bat that they started calling it suicide point. No helmets those days.

    Was one of the architects in ensuring that International cricketers got better compensated by being one of the early joiners of WSC ( Kerry packer )

    Excellent voice , great passion for the game and used to commentate on matches in Sri Lanka ( mostly) and sometimes in India which can not be said of the other OZ commetators. Genuine loss to the cricket world. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    Dear Tony your voice was the shining light of Sri Lanka Cricket. How you described the final moments of the 96 world cup final and your love for Sri Lanka will never be forgotten. " Little Kalu", " These Sri Lankans are giving the Aussies a real Hiding" " Little Kalu" those words will be forever remembered. You will be really missed and it was a privilege and an honor to have known you in this life time. Rest in Peace Sir.

  • POSTED BY DSN CRIC CLUB on | December 30, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    Dear Tony You are in our minds forever!! We Sri Lankans love you much,You were one of fantastic commentator in our time,, thanks for Your great service.

  • POSTED BY Prabhash1985 on | December 30, 2012, 3:54 GMT

    I was shocked to hear this. A beautiful mind. A great gentleman. I always remembered him during cricket matches. Sri Lankans won the world cup in 1996. We loved his commentary as much as the fact that we won the world cup. He became a "Sri Lankan" to us. Every time he did the commentary, he made it unbiased. He loved to see underdogs like us, Bangladesh perform well. And he appreciated competitive fight backs with such an enthusiasm, which made us enjoy every second of the game, even appreciate and enjoy opponents. We miss our hero, that great man. Very sad. Why life is so cruel at us...! All good people die early... We miss you, sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    No doubt he was a great cricketer but he will always be remembered as the great commentators of the game.rest in peace TONY you eill be missed.

  • POSTED BY mrabkhan on | December 30, 2012, 3:47 GMT

    Infact Tony was the man who make the TV commentry interesting before Tony TV commentry was bored and i remember the days when we USE to Mute the Voice of TV and keep RADIO commentry ON but it WAS due to Tony we start listening TV commentry.We Miss you Tony very SAD for you its a Big Loss of Cricket anyone who loves cricket Must love Tony .no one can Stop the ultimate reality of Life the Death once should have also Prepared for That .....

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 3:47 GMT

    very sad to hear that. his voice was so energetic and his cricketing knowledge was terrific.... watching cricket will not be as fun like before without ur voice GRAGY.. MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    It is a devastating news as a cricket fan. What a shocking news for the world of cricket!! We know very well one day everybody has to go. That is the nature of life. But we never thought TONY GREIG will say good bye to us that early. He is famous with us not as a legendary crickerter, As an outstanding commentator who loves SRI LANKA all the time. You are a truly friend of Sri Lanka. Your incredible voice will stay in our hearts forever. That is sure. REST IN PEACE TONY GREIG.

  • POSTED BY ishanmazhar on | December 30, 2012, 3:29 GMT

    Since I discovered cricket as an outstanding game in my childhood, I discovered Tony. Game's excitement increases hundred times, when Tony comes into the commentary. But all is past now. The world has lost another great cricket legend, who himself was a unique advertisement of this game. Many disasters occurred including Simon Tauffel's retirement and then Tony's demise, which the cricket world, I'm afraid, might have to pay for.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 3:26 GMT

    As one banner in a match said, born in South Africa, played and captained England, lives in Australia and supports Sri Lanka. RIP Tony. You will be missed.

  • POSTED BY Capt.Harry on | December 30, 2012, 3:26 GMT

    All the greats are leaving us. This year we have lost top batsmen and now a top commentator.. his voice and acute knowledge of the game will surely be missed.It is very scary to think that one day all we might be left with is twenty/20 madness. RIP TONY GREIG and my condolences to your family... very sad...West Indian Fan.

  • POSTED BY hareen28 on | December 30, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    The world of cricket commentary will never be the same without Tony Grieg. He is especially loved, honoured, respected and cherished in Sri Lanka. May the Good Lord grant him eternal rest. His passion, energy and the cheerful voice will be missed forever. We love you....

  • POSTED BY uwe71 on | December 30, 2012, 3:14 GMT

    What a sad day for cricket and his family and freinds,a brilliant and colourful commentatorwho i grew up watching and listening to in the late 70s and the 80s as a kid,i always remmember the key going in to the pitch before the start of the game,even as he got older his commentry was still very good.rip greigy

  • POSTED BY DocBindra on | December 30, 2012, 3:11 GMT

    In complete and utter shock!!! I was truly privileged to have heard his expertise as one of the color commentators who always spoke his mind. Just outlines the true frailties of a human life that can be snatched away at any given moment. We get so caught up in my team this, your team that, that we forget the importance of life. Sir-may you RIP, your legacy and legendary commentary will not be forgotten anytime soon. Fantastic cricketer, great cricketing legend and an even better human being. Sincere condolences to his grieving family, friends and colleagues.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 3:09 GMT

    Condolence form every Sri Lankan fans..............May his soul rest in Peace

  • POSTED BY kevinprani on | December 30, 2012, 3:04 GMT

    Tony has been a great ambassador to the game of cricket....as commentator he has achieved a unique height which no one can replace,you are going to be missed sir ...may his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY Marko12 on | December 30, 2012, 3:03 GMT

    Tony will be missed. That's about all I can say at this time.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 2:53 GMT

    even i havent watched ur armageddon on field..... i missed ur comments man........... RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 2:52 GMT

    Tony Greig has been my favorite commentator....it saddens me deeply to know he has passed away...

    Watching Cricket will never be the same without him... may his soul R.I.P

  • POSTED BY KiwiRocker- on | December 30, 2012, 2:51 GMT

    I sadly never saw Tony Greig playing but I like others have heard him over the years. The best thing about Tony Greig was that he was courageous as a player as well as commentator. He never bowed to pressures and was not on any particular board's payroll. His comments during his MCC lecture were fentastic. I quote him 'We can huff and puff and have all sorts of external reports but many of the problems with ICC can be resolved by India accepting that the spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars and turning out multi-millionaire players and didn't try and influence its allies in how to vote". This shows integrity and charcter of the man. Very rare soul!

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 2:32 GMT

    We miss his commentary. One was the memorable was in Sharjah, went Sachin was made a fine century and Tony Grieg in the commentary. I would say it was the all time best.

  • POSTED BY antahasatya on | December 30, 2012, 2:23 GMT

    I was too young to see Tony Grieg play but his voice on the microphone brought that passion for cricket in me. I am sure he inspired many a youngsters with his role as a commentator. All the feelings a cricket fan felt every time a beautiful shot was played or an awesome delivery was bowled, only Tony Greig could put it in words. I still remember the time when Sachin Tendulkar hit a picture perfect straight drive and Tony Greig jumped off from his seat shouting into the micrphone "Oh you little beautyyy!". Those were the days... You will always be missed Mr. Greig. RIP

  • POSTED BY late--cut on | December 30, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    Its not fair....Its not fair at all to take him away from us. Tony, you were one of the best things happened to the game of Cricket. Cricket won't be the same without you. You may have left this world, But we will never let you go from our hearts. You will always have a very special place in our hearts. Rest In Peace Dear Tony.... - from Sri Lanka -

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 1:52 GMT

    A tremendous loss to the entire cricketing world, certainly for Sri Lanka cricket. He was a true advocate for Sri Lanka despite all the conspiracies against Sri Lanka cricket. Be it the pol adi Kalu or the great Sanath or the drama around Murali's dursa, he always stood by us and was always right. Sri Lanka will lose forever a lover of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka cricket.

  • POSTED BY cricketforpeace on | December 30, 2012, 1:51 GMT

    Going back in time to the early and mid seventies, when radio waves ruled the roost, Tony Greig was an endearing figure. I was in school then in India and like million other Indians, I used to follow every ball of the cricket commentary by radio. Next morning, cricket would be further followed by reading the sports page of Times of India or the Free Press Journal. One endearing image of Tony Greig that I have is of Greig (all of him) kneeling on the cricket ground pleading to the Indian cricket fans with his hands in a 'namasthe' during the course of one Test match. This picture was published in all the leading Indian newspapers of the day. Needless to say, he was immensely popular amongst the Indian cricket fans and his mere mention was sure to bring a smile on the face of every die-hard Indian cricket fan. Years later, he joined the cricketing arena once again - this time as a television commentator. But, that is another story - all ready well written and recollected by many here.

  • POSTED BY TRAM on | December 30, 2012, 1:40 GMT

    I remember GRVishwanath physically lifted by Tony Graig when GRV scored century. Cricket was nice and gentlemanly those days. Sad to hear the news. Condolences to Tony's family & close friends.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 1:18 GMT

    Tony Grieg was matchless commentator. He made cricket commentry very lively and interesting. He bid adieu little early to cricket world.I feel extremely sad on his demise. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 1:17 GMT

    very shocking news to hear, my deepest sympathy for all family members. we srilankan fans all owe him a lot ,for the past 15 years what he done for the srilankan cricket. sanath , kallu, arjuna, murali tell the truth we gonna miss him rest of our whole life, i doubt there is any one behind us if we have any trouble in cricketing world. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    He was competitive and was not afraid to let his views known. As a player he inspired the rest of the team and when he became a commentator Tony was in his element. Few can forget one of his exchanges with Bill Lawry:" Come on Bill, you have never been given out lbw in Australia!" The response? Awkward silence from Bill. Rest in peace Tony. There are lots of Tests up there that need your expert analysis. Cheers mate, you lit up the world! God bless.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 0:48 GMT

    Here was the man who gave all of us splendid joy through his voice. R.I.P.

  • POSTED BY on | December 30, 2012, 0:24 GMT

    Thanks Tony for your fearless life, an inspiration to us all. Feels I lost an old friend, even though I could hate you sometimes, you always commanded great respect.

  • POSTED BY venuc1 on | December 30, 2012, 0:10 GMT

    Millions in India took up interest in cricket when MCC toured India in 72-73. Those were the days when India was on a winning streak. Tall, blonde and very charismatic, Tony Greig was such a popular personality in spite of no television. He was such an entertainer. One endearing memory from that series was how he lifted and cradled GR Vishwanath when he scored a 100 in Bombay. His populariry did not diminish even when MCC beat India in 1976-77 under his captaincy. He became immensely popular with the advent of ODIs and color clothing followed by cable TV and finally satellite broadcasting in India. The show will go on but the void left by him cannot be filled. He was so unique.

  • POSTED BY Lahori92 on | December 30, 2012, 0:08 GMT

    you have left us all to mourn your passing so suddenly, you will be greatly missed as commentator. You will not be replaced in that commentary box that you immortalised.

  • POSTED BY Jalithahasanjith on | December 30, 2012, 0:00 GMT

    Born as a South African... Played as an Englishman.... Lived as an Australian... Died as a Sri Lankan... Best way to describe Tony Greig... May you Rest in Peace!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 23:46 GMT

    Death is inevitable for all human being but some death has great impact in our heart. A voice that made listener attracted more than watching the game.A cricket ball going for six described by Tony Greig , "going, going ,gone. ' would never heard agiain but will echo in to our ears for long. A man of towering personality, outspoken, supporter of weaker teams and an admirer of talents.He loved the younger cricketer to give them moral boosting.Whenever he saw some female in the screen he created an atmospher of humour in describing their wearings, dress or even make-ups. He made cricket commentry as lively, vivdid just like musician. I deeply express my condolence to the bereaved family of Mr.Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 23:38 GMT

    Great personality and exemplary human being. Loved your style and commentary. We will miss you Tony!

  • POSTED BY kaushal.Pande on | December 29, 2012, 23:26 GMT

    I salute to the man !

    An ambassador to the game who crossed all boundaries. Man who was loved in every cricket playing country for his non bias and being fair. As a player - loved the game on field and always made it tough to the opponents. off the field a friend to all.

    We all will miss you Tony for the voice and coverage that you gave to all listeners for so many years!! R.I.P.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    May his soul rest in peace. Very very sad to hear the news My hearty condolences to close kith and kins.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 23:13 GMT

    Tony we miss you in channel nine. Thanks for your real service to cricket. May your soul always be with cricket where you can get peace.

  • POSTED BY GoldenAsif on | December 29, 2012, 22:45 GMT

    The Voice of Cricket. Legend in the commentary box! RIP Tony. You will be missed dearly. There will never be any other cricket commentator like him

  • POSTED BY OzWally on | December 29, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    One of my fondest memories of Tony Greig were his TV commercials for Kellogg's Nutirgrain back in the 70's. He'd be playing backyard cricket with a small lad and after one fine shot the little boy commented, "nice one Greigy, that'll be four". Tony's response? "No way chum, six".

    One of the great personalities of the game both on and off the field will be sorely missed. Their are many "fours" out there, you were always a "six". Thanks for the memories.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 22:34 GMT

    That is a sad news for all cricket fans. I extend my condolence to all and especially his family and friends. I pray for his soul, May Allah accept all his good deeds enough for his salvation. Ameen. Your beautiful commentary will be missed. :( RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 21:50 GMT

    Cricket would not be the same without Tony Greig. An outstanding commentator. The passion he had for the game was emitted through his voice. The excitement was created, we would all look forward to Tony Greig commentating when the bowlers were taking a beating. It was like the batsmen knew he was in the commentary box. It was always a special combination with Tony Greig and the likes of Sanath, Tendulka, Kalu. You have been missed since October and you will surely be missed for decades to come, as my generation will remember you as the best commentator ever!!!!!! R.I.P.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 21:33 GMT

    Our love and respect for Tony Greig. He was a great human being, sincere and a fantastic commentator. Very sad and we will miss you badly. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | December 29, 2012, 21:12 GMT

    Wow what a shock. He was not that old at all. I may be too young to remember him as a cricket player, but I grew up with his commentating and must say it is the best commentating I have ever heard from cricket matches. R.I.P. Tony Greig, you will be missed greatly

  • POSTED BY gudolerhum on | December 29, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    Very sad news. Tony Greig was an outspoken commentator, never afraid to speak his mind, whomever his comments may displease. It made him what he was, a great commentator on the wonderful game. He was also a very good cricketer who was able to make the most of his talents. His infamous comments to Clive Lloyd before an England tour came back to haunt him but he was man enough to do what he had suggested the Windies would do, that was the measure of the man; not afraid of a scrap but willing to accept when he was in error. To his family and friends, my sincere condolences, he shall be sorely missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 21:03 GMT

    always sad to loose a contemporary Greig was one of those players never really blessed by incredible ability but driven by a desire to win made use of every ounce of what he had....sometimes easy to like but just as easy to dislike ...probably made the single biggest differance in the game financially when he left to Join Kerry Packers rebels...in the long run players earned more money cricket became a bigger feature on TV and South Africa eventually came back in from 15 years or so of exile

    Rset in Peace Tony you and John Arlott should have lots of stories to share

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    He,s True Gentleman A Great Personality We Always Miss Tony Voice,s In Cricket Commentry Hes Legend R.I.P.Sir Tony Greg

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 20:46 GMT

    Oh God! he was one of my best commentators ever. Especially his voice!. toCricketWorld : Sorry! for your loss

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 20:38 GMT

    The best Commentator have seen so far in my life.... Missing your Powered Voice

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    Going Going Gone.. The voice that made Sachin sixes look a lot better..TONY GREIG a pioneer cricketer and commentator no more.. God bless his sole.. U will be missed sir

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 20:36 GMT

    So sad that the world of cricketing enthusiasts will be deprived of the enthsiastic style of commentary. a legend is gone but the legacy will stay in our hearts .

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    cricket never forgets its legends.. you'll always be remember by the game lovers. R.I.P Tony.. we miss you..

  • POSTED BY Jatin. on | December 29, 2012, 20:00 GMT

    This is really a sad news...I am still not able to believe that I shall not see or hear Tony Greig again. For me, he shall remain the best Commentator the game has seen just because of his sheer energy & passion for the game. My deepest condolences to his family, may Lord give the power to his family & all the cricket lovers across the world to overcome this unbearable loss........Rest in Peace, Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    Greig made English cricket exciting and combative in the 70s, dragging it out of an era of bore draws. It's cheeky of Channel 9 in Australia to say his name is synonymous with Australian cricket because once he was asked on TV where did his cricketing loyalty lie: South Africa, England or Australia? Quick as a flash and without blinking he said "England". I'm glad his reputation was reassessed in recent years with his contributions properly appreciated.

  • POSTED BY krv954 on | December 29, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    never had a chance to see you play. but always enjoyed your unbiased and fair commentary. rip mr. greig

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    The greatest commentator of cricket I have ever seen!! RIP.

  • POSTED BY TaHirH on | December 29, 2012, 19:48 GMT

    so so sad the man was full of charactor and purity

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:47 GMT

    Rest in Peace Dear Tony!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    If you are a true SL fan then you will know how sad we are.Tony's voice and how he praised SL Cricket was always at the top of the tree. You may have gone but you will always stay as our best Cricket Commentator. RIP Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:36 GMT

    It is indeed a rude shock , Antony William Grieg was always one of my favourites during my younger days. More than his all-round prowess , his inimitable "clean as whistle" commentary , his greatest contribution to the game of Cricket is that he can be attributed the title of the modern cricket. The modern day Day-Night "Pyjama" Cricket, as it was called then, was his brain child though Packer provided the funds. He was a great sports person who played Cricket aggressively. But for his Packer association and also England's find of a greater all-rounder in Sir. ITB, he would have finished his career with 300+ wickets, 7000 + runs and 150 + catches... Tony, we will miss you for ever. May your soul rest in peace..

  • POSTED BY MALIKTAUSEEFAHMED on | December 29, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    we miss u ever.one of the greatest commentator ever in the cricket world.very sad.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    Now Cricket commentary wont be as exciting as it was when Tony Graig was alive.. R.I.P Tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:27 GMT

    The most exciting commentator of all time died ... another reason not to see cricket any more

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    CricInfo, why dont you put the latest photo?

  • POSTED BY Crunchtime1 on | December 29, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    An awesome commentator whose words were not partisan to the sides he favoured, which is indeed a rare quality. Unfortunately i never saw him play. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    Rest in peace Tony Grieg Very sad to hear about your death.. will miss your commentary,, i am pakistani, i dont know much about his career but i loved him as a commentator.. I can't believe he's gone. My deepest condolences to his family.. :(

  • POSTED BY sirviv on | December 29, 2012, 19:20 GMT

    I only remember TG as a commentator, but boy was he a stand-out from the rest. I also remember the key in the pitch methods but I didnt know he was the first to use it. Commentary has lost a huge voice and it will be a voice that will be forever cherished. You were the voice of cricket for many a year, and i salute you for your immense contribution to the game

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    Rest in Peace Tony, you will be missed :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    just had a thought of visiting espncric for some cricket updates which i do only sometimes and there it was in the headlines our beloved Tony Greig passed away and it was such a shock that i kept watching my pc screen for several mins i can't believe it,i don't know how he played but when i started watching cricket for the first time it was just a other game but the power of his voice which even make a boring game so enjoyable to watch and that quality nobody has but Tony and it made me watch cricket whenever i heard him everyone who knew cricket loved and respected him and i'm no expert or a writer so pardon me if i wrote something wrong and my condolences to his family and everyone who was close to him and he will be missed whenever there will be cricket extravaganza,miss u and R.I.P Mr Tony

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | December 29, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    Rest in piece tony greig. You are a great human being. A great commentator. We sri lankan fans will defenetely miss you.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 18:51 GMT

    Tony Greig we will miss..charismatic cricketer..wonderful commentator...a world class allrounder..I will miss you whenever I watch a cricket match ... for 33 years his commentary kept us going ...

  • POSTED BY alischeme on | December 29, 2012, 18:50 GMT

    i don't know much about his career but i loved him as a commentator. i was SHOCKED to see this. i mean only a few months back during PAK vs AUS series in UAE, he was there. Will miss him. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    Very lively personality And a excellent commentator. We will miss you Tony!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    I have heard that you were a good cricketer, but i have heard your commentary which is dam good and now we are going to miss your unique commentary in Cricket. You have given new sprite in the commentary and thank u so much.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    i want to cry..........so said....its impossible to forget him..he is simply unforgettable...

  • POSTED BY vpk23 on | December 29, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    You will be missed Greg! Rest In Peace Mate!

  • POSTED BY Rising_Edge1234 on | December 29, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    RIP. Very sad news to wake up to. I enjoyed his commentary. His contribution to cricket will be remembered.

  • POSTED BY amitsz on | December 29, 2012, 18:25 GMT

    A sad sad news. Will miss his candid commentary. Have been hearing his voice ever since I started watch cricket over 2 decades ago.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 18:17 GMT

    very sad news especially those who love cricket........

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    First watched him playing at Brabourne Stadium.This was my first experiance of watching cricket match at stadium.Still remember tall tony standing at shortleg.Heard him since 1984 when world series was shown live in India. It was amazing experiance.It was treat to hear Tony / Richie / Bill / Ian from the channel 9 commentry box. Will miss you tony.

  • POSTED BY banglafan on | December 29, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    He has innumerable fans in Bangladesh who are also deeply saddened by his sudden death. His optimism and strength in the interview during the first Aus-Sa test in Brisbane raised our hopes of an early recovery, but alas.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    Watched him playing at Brabourne stadium.This was the first matched which i watched in the stadium.Still remember tall Tony standing at forward shortleg.Heared him since 1984 when live telecast of World Series Cup started in India. It was indeed a great experiance.Bill Lawry / Ian Chappel / Tony Greag / Richie Benaud what a deadly combination at the commnetry team.Tru Pundits of Cricket. Will miss you tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    He was always a fair commentator.

  • POSTED BY PD2020 on | December 29, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Sad day for Cricket. We have lost a Great cricketer, Great Captain,Great Commentator and and moreover GREAT HUMAN being and a Great Ambassador of Game. I will always miss "There She Goes" line from the Commentary. RIP, One of my favorite persons in Sports Commentary.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    very sad news for the cricket lovers!!:(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    one of the best if not the best cricket commentators in recent history who was loved world-wide. we will surely miss him .Rest in peace and condolences to his family

  • POSTED BY FaisaLKarim on | December 29, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    Tony Greig was a cricketing personality who touched all of us in a multi-faceted manner. He embodied cricket like very few ever have or will. We grew up listening to his unique voice and his full of life commentary which seemed to put even the most casual of fans in a real cricketing mood. Tony, you'll be sorely missed for as long as cricket is played, especially by those who've had the pleasure of growing and living up their cricket with you. Rest in Peace, Sir!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:44 GMT

    ohhhh its really sad....when i m used to be a little boy and just start to watchhing cricket when sachin is playing at sharjah against aussies and TONY SIR creating a magical voice saying that SACHIN TAKES AUSSIES OH BOY,at that time i fell in love with cricket with sachin and TONY SIR.....MISS U AND MOREOVER MISS YOUR VOICE

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:44 GMT

    RIP great man....beautiful voice, lovely person and was a awesome cricketer

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    It's a shocking and unbelievable news for the cricketing world. I never saw him playing, but I was a huge fan of his commentary, he was a fantastic commentator. We'll miss him a lot. May god rest his soul in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    "greatest commentator of the game" "would glue us to our TV sets even during boring matches" I can only echo my fellow mourners' comments... words fail me

  • POSTED BY WASPAM on | December 29, 2012, 17:36 GMT

    I am shocked and saddened by his demise. Let him rest in peace. My heart felt condolences to his family.

    I loved Tony more as a TV commentator than a cricketer. He could convert the most boring moment of a match to an exciting episode through his excellent ability to use his voice, tone, words and smile. He was most exciting when the decision is referred to the third umpire or DRS. His support role to Sri Lanka cricket was very sincere and immense.

    Wasantha Pamunuwa

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    Most unexpected.Very popular figure.we will miss his sonorous voice.Some times his comments would be exaggerated when he was describing the shots which might not satisfy the purists.The crowd enjoyed his presence.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    I loved his commentry. Thank you so much.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    we lose a great cricketer and nice man,i learn a lot of things about the game from his voice, GOD belass you TG.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    " They are all dancing in the isles "... " Thats a ripper " ...." Gone miles up in the air " Pocket Dynamo Little Kaalu..... " " The Matara Mauler" ............................ will miss those exciting times ............ the entertainer won't be heard again sadly !! With Tony gone, Bill Lawry and Richie Benaud almost ending their careers ....channel 9 and cricket wont sound the same again......R.I.P......Sir Tony Greig !

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    he is the most loved commentator in srilanka.we will always remember him for the support he provided in the 1996 world cup

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Your Golden voice around the world where ever cricket is played will be missed. May your soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:12 GMT

    May god gives his soul the cricketing mike in Heaven !!!! The Soul is not to be dead and His body might have left us in this material world but the words and the soul will remain with us....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:11 GMT

    sad news :( to hear about the death of Tony Greig

  • POSTED BY bharath74 on | December 29, 2012, 17:09 GMT

    We are going to miss that great voice, very very sad news. RIP peace SIR.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:08 GMT

    He was the best commentator ever.. really its a shocking news, commentary without him wont be the same again... RIP

  • POSTED BY Piyush_Advani on | December 29, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    I was watching highlights of Chappell Hadlee cup 2009 game 1 in the evening..Tony Greig was commenting on the match.When Ross Taylor hit he six,his jubiliation bubbled up and so did my tears...THE best modern day commentator alongside Benaud,David Lloyd and Bill Lawry,IMO..

  • POSTED BY NAZMO-CRICKFANN on | December 29, 2012, 17:02 GMT

    Whenever and whereever Tony greig's name is mentioned, i always recall the funnest moments of my childhood, listening to this great ledgend i use to imitate him. "it's marshall steaming in from the north road end, passes the umpire, up to the wicket bowls. what a delivery he's out , he's out caught by lloyd what a catch.. lol i love u tony we will dearly miss u

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 17:01 GMT

    R.I.P Tony Greig , your voice really defined the channel 9 commentary team along with Richie Benaud , Ian chappel and Bill Lawry .You will be really missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    You will be missed! Great commentator and a cricket ambassador. RIP

  • POSTED BY deol84 on | December 29, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    Schoking news may god rest him in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:56 GMT

    I'm really shocked to hear about the death of Tony Greig. I never saw him playing, but always loved his personality and his excellent commentary style. He was one of my most favorite cricket commentators and I'll miss his voice among commentators whenever a cricket match will be played.. RIP Tony.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:56 GMT

    'Oh its going.....going....going and gone out of stadium' that is Tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    Cricket was more than CRICKET when he was in commentary Box. We will miss him badly.RIP mr.greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    Great Commentator A person whose commentory can never be forgotten A great cricket allrounder. He made the commentory & cricket both exciting his voice will linger in the grounds forever

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    It is great loss for the cricket that now viewers are unable to enjoy his entertaining commentary. :'(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    Mr. Greig was a special cricketer and an outstanding commentator. I always take the opportunity to listen his commentary does not matter in which match whether in Pakistan match or some else country. I was rally a greatest fan of his commentary. I offered my heartiest condolence on a very sad demise of Tony Greig in not too old-age. He departed in the young age. His sweet and fluent voice will be remembered till years. Munir H. Ranjha, Islamabad - Pakistan

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    Very good cricketer, fantastic commentator, good man who told it like it is, sad day for cricket. I liked his crisp, clear and always fair discussions.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    sad!! very sad!! RIP TONY!! & thank you for all those wonderful moments!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:43 GMT

    My deepest condolence, U always live in my hart,

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:43 GMT

    we are going to miss this great cricketer

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:37 GMT

    TG was legend cricketer he loved srilankan cricket much, really we miss him and pray him for RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:36 GMT

    A man one who start a new trend in commentary s no more in this world !!! The whole cricket world will miss ur mesmerising voice tony # RIP #

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    I will miss his commentary - he made Cricket an exciting game!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:30 GMT

    A great cricketer and a giant of a man, literally and figuratively. Would have played plenty more had it not been for Packer. We will miss you sir. He masterminded Englands series victory over India in 1976-77. His legal battle to take on Doug Insole is the stuff of legends.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:29 GMT

    RIP...greatest commentator ever!!!!

  • POSTED BY JohnKJ on | December 29, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    A true professional and a person who had the courage to say and stand by what he thought was right. He had no bias or prejudice when it comes to giving credit where it is due or making a constructive criticism. He was a captivating commentator from whom most of the current-day commentators can learn from. Cricket is certainly better because of you. It is said that good die first. We shall miss you dearly.

  • POSTED BY EverybodylovesSachin on | December 29, 2012, 16:26 GMT

    I watch Sachin's innings in Sharjah in 1998 few times a week not because of Sachin's batting but also to listen your great voice and great commentary.

    May god bless your family and loved ones.

    We will miss you in each game when you are about to start your day with good commentary and great voice..

    You earned high respect from all over the world and we will miss you Tony.

  • POSTED BY Nigah on | December 29, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    Tony was my family's hot fav. commentator I just heard right now as its 9 PM here in Pakistan, he always love and admire Pakistani Cricketers, its he who give the name of "Dosara" but now me and my whole family is just weeping specially my father who love him so much. May Allah Bless Him in the Heaven. (Ameen)

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    Tony was a legend with both bat and ball, but with commentary as well. His soul and experience of the game will be remembered for eras to come. R.I.P Anthony Grieg. Very sad day in world cricket

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | December 29, 2012, 16:15 GMT

    Tony Greig was an awesome cricketer and even better commentator. I had the privilege of watching him play and listen to his commentary.

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | December 29, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    ohh nooooo, not him, not Tony, not so soon, can't be, cricket without Tony will never be the same, the world seems a dull place already

  • POSTED BY cloudmess on | December 29, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    Sad and shocked - TG was a big man, in every way, and he seemed slightly indestructible. Even after hearing he had cancer, I thought he would find his own idiosyncratic, combatative way to beat it. He was a man whose never-endingly positive approach to life made you smile - someone who wasn't afraid of goofing up on occasions, whether on the field or in the commentary box. He was also good for English cricket, and for cricket in general, even if some of this was more by happy accident. Grieg himself would harmlessly embellish a few details of the Packer affair - that in early 1977, for example, he could already clearly foresee how WSC would benefit alll cricketers in the longer-term (when it would have been impossible to tell at that stage), and that he already knew that Ian Botham was going to be a great player(this despite Grieg having ignored him for any of the winter tours!) He was a great cricketer, and an even great man, who lit up the game wherever he went.

  • POSTED BY ashguru123 on | December 29, 2012, 16:06 GMT

    as a sri lankan...i rly love him....very sad for us...:((( today i played ashes cricket 2009 game..i heard ur sound...i stopped play the game...i can't i can't hear it...im rly sad!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:04 GMT

    The Voice of Cricket is Dead.....may his soul rest in peace...Hats off to your commentary which boosts the viewers even if the team is losing at the very last.

  • POSTED BY Sarangarajan on | December 29, 2012, 16:04 GMT

    Demise of Tony Greig is a great loss to Cricket. It is simply shocking for me. I had the privilege of watching him play a test match at the Chepauk grounds in the 70s.A very tall guy who could bat and bowl well. He was a revolutionary in those days where TVs/Satellite TV was not omnipresent. .An exceptional all-rounder. When he switched over to commentary, he simply bowled us Indians all over. He was not a typical English to tone down every happening in the description of the game. The crescendo his voice took when he described spectacular things happening on the field was unique. Though he was controversial, he had the guts to call a spade a spade. We cannot forget the player and the commentator in him .May his soul rest his peace. Tony! We love the memories you have left for us.Commentary would never be the same in cricket again.

  • POSTED BY leewykes on | December 29, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    Tony Grieg was my first cricketing hero and his sudden loss is way too soon. He was a great player who changed the Cricketing World for good or bad? That is for History to judge. To me he was a hero, a larger than life Adonis figure who was on this earth for too short a time, my sincere condolences to his Wife, Children and the rest of their families. R.I.P Sir you will be greatly missed.

    Lee Wykes - Nottingham England

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 16:01 GMT

    Did not watch him play but cricket commentary without Tony......,no words.RIP

  • POSTED BY ksupun on | December 29, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    This is a very sad shocking News . A cricketer,commentator and a great ambassador for cricket and most impotently a Great Gentleman is gone.We will never forget you Tony.Every Body In SL (even the Pineapple seller ) is sad about what happend. Without your commentary Watching cricket world will be like a wedding Without a Bride RIP

  • POSTED BY manisacumen on | December 29, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    Oh God! I can't believe it nay accept it. This is very shattering. The world's fav commentator will not be heard any more. Oh God you are definitelly cruel. So many people survived. Why not u? You were the best commentator i have loved to hear. Cha, We needed at least for another 15 years. 66 is not the age to go. All good people become dearer to death. You will be sorely missed. No one can come near you. You may be from a different nation, but come on, you were india's fav commentator. Even though, recently you were against the BCCI for their monopolising the cricket world, i never felt bad. you only spoke for the good of the game and not with malice towards bcci. All indians will surelly miss you. Your description of Tendulkar's desert storm innings will remain in all indian cricket lovers' memory for ever. I can't wish you RIP, because i really do not know where we all end up after death. I have not read anybody's comments. I am shocked really. i feel let down

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. Cricket world will miss your commentary

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    May your soul rest in peace.

    I still remember his commentary during the sharjah cup 1998. The entire cricket fraternity will miss your voice and your gentle demeanor.

  • POSTED BY RednWhiteArmy on | December 29, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    The news of this today is very sad for cricket. After hearing that he had lung cancer, its especially tragic that he be struck down whilst fighting that battle, by a sudden heart attack. Tony Greig was easily in my personal commentary box "dreamteam" just for the entertainment factor alone & his timeless, "in the aiiiir", commentary will be sadly missed. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    this is biggest shock and big lost for cricket world. our deepest sympathy for him and his family

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    Best commentator since I started watching cricket..

    RIP dear Greig.

  • POSTED BY Sharbigma on | December 29, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    Commentary would never be the same in cricket again.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    Great commentator, I cant find any one greater than you throughout many international commentators...!

    RIP dear Greig...!

    The whole Sri Lanka loves you and if you ask any one about Tony Greig (even in rural areas) everyone knows about him..Although many of them dont know English, they loved his voice, words, personality....!

    The whole Sri Lanka worry about your death....!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    Tony Greg was not just a cricketer but a painter, a musician, a comedian and everything .... This is one of the biggest losses which could ever happen to cricket ... RIP Sir

  • POSTED BY vamsimedicalcentre on | December 29, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    i dont think i can watch cricket again with same enthusiasm again without tony voice.may his soul rest in peace.we miss you

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    a great commentator and a great player. real gentleman. really sad to hear his death. as sri lankans we miss u so much. REST IN PEACE MR. TONY...........

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    One thing I can say that being an Indian we all loved to hear his comments on the game whatever be the teams and venues, especially in Australia !! Will miss his voice, RIP Tony.....

  • POSTED BY frozendilemma on | December 29, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Absolutely shattered by hearing this tragic news...Pretty much grew up while listening to him and absolutely loved his commentary...Every time a wicket was taken or six was smashed the way he captured those moments were absolutely amazing unlike some of the commentators know who keep on coming with litany of words and phrases overused to death but he made every four,six,wicket or even a chance so special that you can keep hearing them over and over...Wasn't even born when he was the captain of England team but got to read about it and just admire everything he did sure his comments about West Indians at that time were not well placed but then again we do alot of things in the reckless abandon of your youth so I have nothing but respect for him... A true legend is now taken away from us...You cant be replaced Greigy...Rest in Peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    REST IN PEACE ..... dear sir

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    Greg was a fair commentator, someone who spoke without bias. Condolences to his family. Thanks for the memories.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Going to be a huge hole in the commentary box. RIP Greigy.

  • POSTED BY Abdullah1991 on | December 29, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Not only a great cricketer, a great commentator but above all a great human being. No.1 commentator. My condolences to all his family members and friends. We will surely miss him.

  • POSTED BY RohanMarkJay on | December 29, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    RIP Tony Grieg. Top Cricket commentater.

  • POSTED BY 2.14istherunrate on | December 29, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    This is a very sad day for followers everywhere. His death at 66 comes far too young and I was always hoping to hear him commentate again with that vigour and enthusiasm he had for the game. Not always the diplomat but a great innovator, I hope he realised that that West Indian side would have blown us away anyway-god knows we wanted them to do well too they were so exciting. I think it is likely that he helped give cricket a kick into the future it needed.

  • POSTED BY RohanMarkJay on | December 29, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    Can't believe it. Such a popular guy in the world of cricket. I will miss his exciting cricket commentary. He was also I know a big fan of subcontinental cricket. He was very supportive of cricket in India and Sri Lanka especially and he travelled to those countries regularly and really enjoyed those countries culture etc, especially Sri Lanka. Any opportunity to go and commentate on a cricket match in Sri Lanka he would jump at it. In fact he said Sri Lanka was his second home. No wonder Sri Lankans have made him an honorary Sri Lankan. Sometimes when the guy introduces a match amongst the tropical foilage of Sri Lanka, he reminded me of another famous guy who loved Sri Lanka Arthur C.Clarke.Tony Greig was very talented media personality he would have made a great TV presenter for other types of TV programs like Arthur C Clarke was.I will miss his top cricket commentary. He was always entertaining. He had great views on the game. Cricket has been fortunate to have him. RIP Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 15:06 GMT

    I feel like loosing one of my family members.

  • POSTED BY torsha on | December 29, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    Can't forget his best commentary and specially the one in Sharjah on Tendulkar. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY SamRoy on | December 29, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    One of my favourite commentators. Will miss him a lot.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    the voice of cricket is muted on on air but no one can mute it in our hearts. we love you grieg and will be missing you very much

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    Very sad news indeed. Strange enough this actually shocks me more than I would have thought. I visit CricInfo probably everyday as I have a love for the game and Mr. Greig was major contributor to this new found love (cant play the game even if my life depends on it) I am big South African(SA) supporter and will always think fondly of the way he supported the SA team when playing the ozzies. Love to belief he was in his heart still a SA man but probably was more out to get his fellow commentators :) Rip Tony Greig to a job well done!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    RIP Sir. We will really Miss u. :)

  • POSTED BY tokoloshe on | December 29, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    Gonna mis those classic comments.He was the one guy on the channel ( team that "batted" for SA. RIP Greigy.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    A geat commenator will be missed. Cricket fans all around the globe will miss his style of commentary. RIP.

  • POSTED BY mark2011 on | December 29, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    Very Very sad news to whole cricket world ... specially as Sri Lankans its a big lost... Tony was very much loved by Sri lankans and he helped to lift the Sri Lankan cricket image around the world.. his passion for SL criket, players and citizen was very much... It was really sad to hear that he was suffering from a cancer... but I don't think anybody would have thought Tony would be missing so soon... It will be very hard to fill the void in cricket commentary box with his demise...he was such an enthusiastic commentator and Great ambassorder for the cricket..I wonder whether we will ever find such a nice commentator and cricket lover... Tony... We all really miss you... R I P !!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:42 GMT

    In Eden Gardens as captain of the MCC Tony stole the hearts' of Kolkata's rowdies with his falling on the ground in supplication to the stands with hands doing Namaste , begging for oranges from the spectators , playing to the stands -----he was the Clown Prince & Darling of Eden Gardens , Kolkata ! RIP , Tony . We will miss your jovial spirit ---- India & Kolkata salute a departed Friend !

  • POSTED BY frozendilemma on | December 29, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    Absolutely shattered by hearing this tragic news...Pretty much grew up while listening to him and absolutely loved his commentary...Every time a wicket was taken or six was smashed the way he captured those moments were absolutely amazing unlike some of the commentators know who keep on coming with litany of words and phrases overused to death but he made every four,six,wicket or even a chance so special that you can keep hearing them over and over...Wasn't even born when he was the captain of England team but got to read about it and just admire everything he did sure his comments about West Indians at that time were not well placed but then again we do a lot of things in the reckless abandon of our youth so I have nothing but respect for him... A true legend has now been now away from us...You cant be replaced Greigy...Rest in Peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    You were the best mr greig, you could turn a boring game to alive, we'll miss you.

  • POSTED BY shakkw on | December 29, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    One of the greats of the game. He was never short of an opinion and that's what made him different than others. A brilliant Commentator with great sense of humour. A great loss. I'll miss his voice, i'm so sad...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    i was born in 1996 ... i dunno abt his cricketing career ,his voice is just admirable and since i started to watch cricket i loved his commentary to the core.cricket has lost a valuable and good hearted person in tony greig......what a voice he had... RIp tony greig .....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    We have lost a great man......indeed a gentleman.......a great cricket player & presenter.....Rest in peace....you will be greatly missed.

  • POSTED BY Srik_Ravi on | December 29, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    RIP Tony!! I enjoyed your commentary more than any other commentator especially could not forget the commentary in Sharjah 1998 when Sachin was toying with Australian bowling. RIP Tony!!! We will miss you....

  • POSTED BY nilb on | December 29, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    Shocking and sad news. Cricket will never be the same :(

  • POSTED BY Test-is-the-best on | December 29, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    Dear Sir its a huge blow for Cricket Commentary. We loved to hear your commentary since our childhood. As Sri Lankans we never forget your sincere contribution to Sri Lankan cricket during the past two decades.May you attain Nibbana!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    Tony brought tremendous energy and excitement to the game through his commentary. His greatest trait was the balance of being politically correct and not being afraid to criticize even the good players. My condolences to Tony's family. We will miss him and may his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY Talhacroft on | December 29, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    RIP Sir Tony Greg... One of the greatest and lively commentator, such a beautiful voice and character... It will be hard to replace anyone for such a remarkable person.

  • POSTED BY Usman_Jilani on | December 29, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    I remember getting into Cricket in the early nineties and Greg was one of the first commentator I heard. Greg was the voice of Cricket for millions of fans around the world and Cricket will never be the same without him. Miss you my friend - Usman

  • POSTED BY achi82000 on | December 29, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    RIP Tony.We will really miss you..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    I really got shocked when I saw the news. RIP!!! During the holy time, God has taken you!! You were the master of commentaries in the world of cricket. An excellent commentator of ball by ball. Master Blaster, Little Kalu are a few of your creations. We indeed miss you Tony!!! What cricket without you now? Though you are physically away from us, your voice is still glittering on the air. I'm really sad. ICC should recognize him "SIR TONY GREIG" for his honorary services contributed to the Cricket.

  • POSTED BY B.a.p.p.Y on | December 29, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    We May Have To Wait For Long Time To Heard voice Like Tony ----

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    u were superb commentator,v ll miss u greatly.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    Tony Greig RIP... I enjoyed listening to your commentary..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Oh my God. It is very sad indeed to loose such a nice sports person.Yesterday me and my son in Lancaster PA for a while forgotten that he was sick and were wondering how come Greig is not there in MCG commentary box. Then we realized he was sick. But today when I got up and logged in to my laptop saw the news of his passing away and shocked. Praying for departed soul and we miss you greiggee Venkat Iyengar

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    RIP TOny Greg!!! One of my favorite commentator!!!!!Its a loss to international cricket.

  • POSTED BY ddt72 on | December 29, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    What sad news! A huge blow for the cricket world. You will be severely missed, Tony! RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    we will miss you and your wonderfull voice...your voice is our cricket's life..at a time.you make our land on top of the world cricket..thank you..rest in peace... SIR Tony you are alway's with sri lankans hearts.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    As a kid growing up in the gulf and watching cricket,i first heard Tony on the tele commentating , soon i learned how the game is to be played all described by mr. Tony.....soon i thought cricket was only worth watching if Tony was there passing those all too familiar comments...'AND ITS GONE MILES'..and i remember holding the bat in front of the mirror and playing an imaginary inning in my head and pretending Tony was commentating on how nicely i was batting.....sadly another one of my childhood idols is no more with us...thanks for the memories....there will never be another TONY GRIEG.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    Cricket world would Really miss him....A Great Commentator he was!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    Sir Tony Grieg was probably one of the Greatest Ever and Most Respected Cricket Commentators in the History of Cricket and we all loved his way Commentary... RIP SIR !

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | December 29, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    I became a fan of sachin partly due to his commentary. Those good old 90's He used to say "The worlds best batsman is now facing..."

    Always gave balanced views unlike some other English commentators R.I.P sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Very very sad news. We will miss this great man in the commentary box henceforth. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY umangsagar on | December 29, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Aaah..this is very sad indeed....Oh its a Biggie...remember him most for that line in his towering voice on sachin's sixes...long time back...RIP Tony...

  • POSTED BY wasim_007 on | December 29, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    Indded a Sad news...RIP...Nice Ambassador of Game....you will be missed by one and all at Cricket world...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig! "Waddaplaya" you had been for all facets of international cricket!

  • POSTED BY ysatti on | December 29, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    Tony ,..... a great commentator and beautiful voice...... great legend ..... we will always miss you.... its so sad to hear this news

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    tony graig my all time favourite commentator and passion able personality.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    RIP tony.They dont make them like this anymore-sadly.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    no doubt a great cricketer but he will always be remembered as the greatest commentator of the game, his voice had something in it that would glue us to our TV sets even during boring matches.... We missing ur trade mark commentary tony. 'Ohhhh boyyy ' we really missed u ..... My condolences to the family. Cricket has lost a legend.... Definitely you will be missed when we will watch our next cricket match. Rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY Surajrises on | December 29, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    Very Very Sad day for the Cricketing world... Such an amazing commentator... Will never forget those Sharjah matches where he would shout when Sachin would bat and keep on giving the viewers a heart attack... Love You Tony Greig... Rest In Peace...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    May your soul rest in peace..you will be missed all over the world..

  • POSTED BY kandykolla on | December 29, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    We Sri Lankans would never ever forget you Tony and than you for putting us in the world map ! RIP, a person who cannot be forgotten...........

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Shocked to hear of the sudden passing. Loved to hear Greig and Benaud during every boxing day test matches all these years. If some of the great innings were immortalised e.g. Sachin Tendulkar's vs Aus in Sharja in 98, Tony had a hand in it. His mellifluous voice, apt description and the enthusiasm with which he delivered his comments kept every one glued to the set. Thanks for all the entertainment you provided Tony; May your soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to the family members on this irreparable loss

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    Whaddaplaya...How much we are gonna miss this. R.I.P. Tony, we love you.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    born in South Africa, played for England, lived in Australia, loved by Srilanka respected by world wide.... Tony.... not belong to 1 country... but to whole cricket world.real ambassador of modern cricket. We will no more hear your voice...but memories of you will never fade away. RIP Dear TONY.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    RIP Mr Tony Greig.........

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    heart breaking news.we lost a wonderful human being.my condolences for his family.his voice will stand for ever in cricket world,rip tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    We Sri Lankans loved this great man because of many reasons (one ) He never looked down upon cricketers with talent from their birth, colour or religion (two) He appreciated people who deserve appreciation not by words but by heart (three) We never felt that he is not one of our fellow Sri Lankan, he was one of us lived with us and shocked us with his sudden death ( four) His accent and joyfulness and words uplifted our spirits even when our team was heading for a shameful defeat (five)He was a person who had a large heart not like most of the foreigners ( last) I never met him though I would have loved to, and as a Buddhist I believe in rebirth and I wish TONY YOU MUST BE REBORN IN SRI LANKA and lastly May you attain Nirvana. 1

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    World Cricket had lost one of the best cricketer,commentator and a true gentleman..As far as Indian concerned,We love to hear his voice...His famous commentary in the sharjah,when Sachin is going all gun blazing against Australians in 1998 .He used to bring so much excitement in his commentary.He loves the India culture,people and Indian Cricket.We all miss him...I used to watch Australia cricket because of Channel 9 Commentary team and especially because of Mr.Tony Grieg.Saddest news i had heard today morning...Miss u Tony....RIP..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    very Sad...Such a Nice Cricketer and a great Ambassdor for the game... its very sad..

  • POSTED BY drvp on | December 29, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    " and facing up to him is sehwag, who does not possess a single defensive bone in his body!".....typical tony greig commentary for you!.... enjoyed hearing him and watching him on screen!.....RIP TONY!

  • POSTED BY lebigfella on | December 29, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Much loved, revered & respected... you will be missed by millions. Rest in peace Tony

  • POSTED BY KingOwl on | December 29, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    Tony will always be in the memories of Sri Lankan cricket fans. Even the swimming pool that I go to when I visit SL has a huge billboard of Tony. That shows his popularity there. We loved the man and may he rest in peace!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    May your soul rest in peace Tony,you were great! We will always miss you!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    Gutted to hear this, one of the great characters of cricket in the '70s, a very good player and one of my favourite commentators. RIP Greigy.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    Tony Greig was the man -with the help of A Mr.Kerry Packer- transformed the traditional form of cricket to todays shorter version/coloured/day-night cricket. This meant that, cricketers started to play more and more games at a much higher rewards-it has become a much richer game. T20 is only a by-product of the ODI games. Tony Greig will be missed in almost every aspect of the game.RIP Tony. Just hope cricket don,t change too much from today's format and good old TEST MATCHES live on as there is no alternative to Test Match cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    What a personality, an outspoken and daring man.A sad day for Cricketing world.Rest in peace my friend and you will be missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    @Alan Montgomery-beautiful,moving tribute.Tony's contribution to cricket is too vast to mention.His commentary reflected so richly his personality,exuberance,optimism,fun loving nature,controversial,intelligent and full of colour and life.What a talent and what a sad day.

  • POSTED BY tushar35 on | December 29, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    My condolences to the family. Cricket has lost a legend. Started the weekend with a shock. My heart broke when I heard such a sad news. May God bless his departed soul. We all love you Tony. Definitely you will be missed when we will watch our next cricket match. Rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY sunrisers_dktej on | December 29, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    Its sad for world cricket. Missing the real legend and great ambassador of cricket. We missing ur trade mark commentary tony. 'Ohhhh boyyy ' we really missed u .

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    will always be rememberd .. RIP Mr Tony Greig :(

  • POSTED BY balajeev on | December 29, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    This is terribly sad and shocking. He was only 66. He has passed away but his lines said on air are immortal for cricket fans.

  • POSTED BY DiamondSoul on | December 29, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    A true human.He is one of the greatest commentators i have seen.We Sri lankans,always loved him a lot.though he is a foreigner he seemed to us as one of our own kind.don't misregard it as he is talking only about one side and it's better side.He is a true gentleman who speaks straight about anything. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    He was a great ambassador for his beloved sport. I recall when he said he would make the WI grovel and it backfired. He was fine commentator and will be greatly missed. Goodbye Tony.

  • POSTED BY entryholedia on | December 29, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    I just cannot believe that Tony Greig is no more . I have followed his test career right from the beginning when he faced upto the swing maestro Bob Massie and the raw pace of Dennis Lillee in the summer of 1972 . I still remember vividly when the great tony forgot to wear his abdominal guard as he came out with wickets falling like nine pins to Chandra -bedi-Pras and also lowered his towering frame all of the full 6'6" to kneel down to the Kolkata Crowd in the Indian winter of 1971-72 to our gallery with his hands Clasped in Big "Namaste " requesting a very loud drum beating bell ringing and "Kali Mantra " chanting crowd to quiten so that he could play . India won but the Great tony won our hearts!!!! we will miss your cricket broadcast TONY !!! Adieu TONY

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Tony Greig you will always be missed. You were responsible for the rise of West Indies cricket when you made the famous statement, "You will make then grovel to their knees." In the end England grovelled under the pressure of Gordon Greenidge, Roy Fredericks, Vivian Richards, Michael Holding, and Andy Roberts. The year was 1976. I remembered you as England's most influential and greatest captain.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    The cricket lovers going to miss a live-wire commentator who brought so much energy and interest who are watching the game in the television. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    Tony will be missed sadly on Australian TV. I first listened to his commentry when South Africa toured Australia in the 1993/94 season. He had a good way of decribing a delivary. Would have love listening to him in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    we miss u tony..u r one of most great voice of cricket...i remember ur commentory in sharjah that was marveloous ..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    Cricket world will miss u, Greig, till the cricket commentary exists, even at heart of its lovers

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | December 29, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    A very surprising and tragic news.

    I loved listening to his commentary and was hoping he would be back in the comm box but that's a distant reality now.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    A Great Cricketer and Commentator! A Ambesador to the game of Cricket! All the people from Cricket World would miss his Commentory. I am sure the people of SRI LANKA would miss this great human. Its Sooooooooooooooooooooo Sad!!!!!!!!. Condolences to his family members and all his associates.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    There are some people you tend to think will never be gone, people who stand still in time. Individuals who are the very core of their environment. When they are gone it actually dawns on you, never again will you hear them, see them etc.. Cricket is a loser today and dare I say possibly even more than his family - the game may miss him ! The question remains then, No Bill Lawry from Jan13, No Tony Greig, Richie Benaud is at the end of his career, will viewing ever be the same again ?? Serendib C.C, Doha Qatar , but filling their shoes will not be a part of the equation I guess..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    It's really sad for me and all the cricket lovers. One of my all time favourite commentator, cricketer and personality, passed away.

  • POSTED BY VinodGupte on | December 29, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    Sad news. I always loved his commentary.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    "Legends become immortal with death".

    Our generation who have only seen him as a commentator, will always remember him.

  • POSTED BY kentjones on | December 29, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Here is to Tony. I was trying to think how I would put his contribution to cricket in words. I found it difficult to do so. The reason being he contributed in many areas, as a batsman, as a bowler, sa a captain, as an ambassador, as a consultant. To me that is his greatness, he was a true passionate cricketing allrounder, on and off the field. Tony thank you for your all you have given to the game!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    so sad to hear it.May he rest in peace

  • POSTED BY whoster on | December 29, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    Terrible to wake up to such sad news. Tony Grieg was a born entertainer on and off the cricket field. Even when he came up with the odd imflammatory comment as England captain, he'd never turn his back on a fight. Whether England were being brutalised by Lillee and Thomson or the fearsome Windies pace battery, Griegy always faced up to the challenge with immense bravery. He was a very fine all-rounder - a hard hitting batsman and a bowler of great variety. He would've been very sorely missed had England not had the great fortune of Ian Botham turn up at just the right time. As a commentator he always spoke his mind, and his excitement and enthusiasm for the game was infectious. RIP Tony - you'll be fondly remembered; even by former enemies, because you always had their respect.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    I am terribly shocked to learn about Greig's death. What an all rounder he was! It is quite hard to believe one of the best commentators of world cricket expired. My heartfelt condolences to the family of the great player. R I P

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    Its a very sad news and great loss of cricket loving people all over the world. Till the soul remains in me I wont be able to forget TONY he was a great human and a best representative of the cricket all over the world. No matter who ever a human is and where ever he or she is the loss of a single human in the world is the loss of all the humans in the world and without humans world never looks pretty at all. I wish every one live long with the depth of happiness , peace and love forever. Tony's will present in the cricket loving people's ears forever. Waseem, Abbottabad Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY jokerbala on | December 29, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    His commentary of Sachin's desert storm innings will stay etched in my mind for as long as I live. His enthusiasm in the commentary box was unmatched and made Sachin's innings look like a super human effort that day.

  • POSTED BY sjm5000 on | December 29, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    AshesErnie, I remember that catch, I remember rain and Underwood and that catch! He leapt up miles and it really should have been 6. These days there are so many great catches you forget them, in those days it was truly exceptional.

  • POSTED BY Dannov747 on | December 29, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Shocking and terrible news. I can't even imagine watching a cricket match on the telly without Tony commentating...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    so sad !! end of a great Cricketer, Commentator.... :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    A terrible loss... A man who loved every aspect of the game from the art of reverse-swing bowling to the conditions of each and every pitch on the planet. It's hard to believe one of the iconic voices of world cricket has been silenced. R.I.P... Hope his family is handling this well.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    Tony ! Your sudden demice has left a great vacum not only in the commentry box but in the entire cricketing world and its fans. We in Sri Lanka will will never stop missing you when ever a game is played over here. We thank you for turning our cricket around to what we are today. Sri Lanka will always be greatful to you. You always kept the spirit of the game and in commentary.Future cricket will be like food without salt as you are not around. May God Blees you and your soul rest in eternal peace. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family of Tony. You are now in the hand of the all mighty.

  • POSTED BY ozziefan08 on | December 29, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    This is terrible news today. I never always agreed with what he said on air but Tony Greig knew his cricket, It was his life and his passion and for that the cricket community has to thank you for your services to cricket. RIP Tony Greig you will be missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    " They are dancing in the aisles of Sharjah, whaaat a player , whaaaaat a wonderful player" certainly added a lot of flavour to Sachin's innings, perhaps to all innings' you have commentated .

  • POSTED BY Venkatb on | December 29, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    I remember Tony's popularity when he toured India in 72-73, his interactions with the crowd, whether it be going down on his knees and praying to the crowd, or lifting tiny Vishwanath or, when in Jamshedpur for a match against East Zone, how he had to stand on a chair when he met two 7 ft. Indian basketball players. His fastish off-spin got him 8 wickets and won England a Test match in WI in 73-74 in the last Test of a series that was dominated by the Windies, how he stood up to Lillee and Thomson in 74-75, and his subsequent 2 English seasons against Australia and WI when he stood up to the pace bowlers - he was a legend and will be sorely missed. RIP

  • POSTED BY AshesErnie on | December 29, 2012, 11:35 GMT

    Everyone remembers a special moment of their first day watching Test cricket. Mine was Tony Greig catching Wasim Raja off Underwood at Lord's in 1974. Wisden describes: "...a mighty drive, but Greig fielding in the deep, ran across the sight screen and, leaping in the air, brought off a remarkable left-handed acrobatic catch." A thrilling player, and a man to be admired for his courage in taking on the establishment.

  • POSTED BY GeoffBoycottsGrandmother on | December 29, 2012, 11:35 GMT

    I'm shocked by this, by how suddenly he went from seemingly fine to gone forever. What a terrible event.

    RIP Tony, cricket is poorer without you.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    I am extremely shocked to see that one of my favorite commentator and great cricketer was no more. I know about his decease, but I thought he will definitely survive like Yuvaraj.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Sad loss of a great friend to Sri Lankan cricket in particular and cricket in general.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    Tony Greig was a great cricketer. A tall man played cricket enthusiastically. His analysis on cricket about players who played matches is superb and not biased. He handled the job of commentator in a fitting manner. Nice gentlemen to watch. It is loss to cricket.

  • POSTED BY Tone543 on | December 29, 2012, 11:31 GMT

    RIP Tony. Always a hero of mine, since I was a teenager in the mid 1970s. He was a wonderful cricketer who always managed to make a connection with the crowd, wherever he was playing in the world. Never a dull moment when Tony was out in the middle, whether batting, bowling or bringing off amazing catches with those enormous hands. As a commentator, his infectious enthusiasm and his gift for not taking anything about himself too seriously brought in many followers across the cricketing world.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    shocking news......still cant believe it...a great gentlemen as the word suggest....a great cricketer....a wonderful commentator.........I grew up hearing his commentary on master blaster and little kalu.....Rest in Peace sir.................. A Sri lankan here---

  • POSTED BY Rom1966 on | December 29, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    So sad to hear this news. Condolences to his family and friends. His passion for the game of cricket can never be replaced. He will be greatly missed, cricket has lost a star. Thanks for the memories Tony.

  • POSTED BY Allen.Arendtsz on | December 29, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    R.I.P Sir. Tony Greig you are and always will be a great player, an ecstatic commentator and a very humble person. SRI LANKA WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!!!!!! My deepest sympathies to his family and friends, i know its tough to loose such a great person. Sir.Tony Greig you made cricket a game to watch.

  • POSTED BY James.The.Ripper on | December 29, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    Rest In Peace Tony, you'll be missed by all cricket fans.

  • POSTED BY Psychopathetikka on | December 29, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    We will miss you Sir! May you Rest In Peace.

  • POSTED BY ian45 on | December 29, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    what a shock, a sad day for world cricket, condolences to the family, a great man, a great legend and a larger than life team leader, his commatry and presence will be sorely missed R.I.P

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    Well.. I didnt watch you playing.. but certainly enjoyed listening to your fast and furious commentry a lot. We will surely going to miss it. We love you hear the way you pronouce the Names of subcontinet players.. specially Sri lankans names..

    bye greggy.. Zaheer (Indian)

  • POSTED BY amilag on | December 29, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    Shocked to hear the news. My favorite commentator and we were blessed to hear such a wonderful commentary. R.I.P sir! we miss you..

  • POSTED BY Lahori92 on | December 29, 2012, 11:10 GMT

    so so sad to hear the passing of TONY GREIG what a wonderful human being sadly no longer with us. Condolences to his family, may your soul rest in peace AMEEN.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    Tony was the best commentator the world of cricket has ever seen.his passionate voice always used to increase the interest in matches, 'll miss ya Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    Shocking news for sure. His death has been as swift as his commentary, 'edged...and gone'. RIP Tony, your presence in the world of cricket will be surely missed.

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | December 29, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    A great servant to the cricket and his death open eyes to Buddhist realism. He was loved by the fans all over the cricketing world but more so by those in Sri Lanka for his unbiased nature.May your sansara cycle be short and attain the bliss of Nibbana soon. Ranil Herath - Kent

  • POSTED BY bumsonseats on | December 29, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    sorry the great man has gone. his abrasive commentary will be sadly missed, leaving a great chasm in a very ordinary ch 9 commentary box in australia.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    RIP Tony, he was a great ambassador of cricket..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    Sad day and a big loss for the game of cricket. A man of rare qualities willing to publicly stand up to the idiotic administrators of the game and say what everyone wishes someone would say out loud. His Cowdrey lecture this year will be remembered as one of the greats.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    A True legend .Cricket is gonna miss a lot this true all rounder on the field and off the field As well. He Said yes Wen cricket Need him on the Field and whenever Anyone Asked him To Speak He Said Hell Yess . Cricket will suffer To find Such a Ambessider...

  • POSTED BY Nutcutlet on | December 29, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    It's difficult to imagine that Tony Greig is no longer with us. Heartfelt condolences to his family & friends. Larger than life in all respects, I'll remember him for his role as secret agent for Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. At the time, in position as captain of England he seemed a traitor to England's cause, but with the wisdom & benefit of hindsight, every professional cricketer who is earning a decent living round the world can thank him for his loyalty to the betterment of their terms of employment, especially remuneration. WSC, I believe, was the birth of modern cricket -- and that incorporates the modern cricketer. That is a monumental achievement & its trailblazer was Tony Greig: a man among men, who saw more than they could, and walked the walk to make it happen. This is his true legacy.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    the cricket world has lost a great sportsman and a great ambassador for the sport.my favourite memory for tony greig is the pitch reports he did after the world series cricket era. Rest In Peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    RIP my favourite commentator............so sad to hear the news.........

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    R.I.P Tony a great player in his day.i shall miss his lively commentary

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    Sad day for World Cricket. May your soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    R.I.P Tony Greig Sri Lanka will miss you

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Gonna miss your lovely voice Tony , RIP , U'll be remembered :'(

  • POSTED BY KosalaDeSilva on | December 29, 2012, 10:41 GMT

    This is like a bad dream.., We all cricket fans loved his commentary and passion for the cricket. I cant believe this is true. Why always good people go soon? May be heaven is waiting for them. We will always miss you and all Sri Lankan always remember you.

  • POSTED BY MianMoosa on | December 29, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    Bill lawry & tony grieg will never get along again,,,, very sad to hear that tony is no more,,,, he was a magnificient commentator,,,, his comments on Abdul razzaq heroic performance in 2000 against srilanka " razzaq you little beauty" i will never forget that... he gives words a new life & spirit,,, Hats off to the LEGEND....

  • POSTED BY Mahaanama on | December 29, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    I wish I was in Australia to attend this great man's funeral. How would we imagine we're going to lose you this soon when you were in the commentary box during T20 world cup few months ago. I feel like reality of this world is not fair enough as it takes these kind of great people away from us. Thanks a lot for the great service you have done sir.I will remember you until the end of my life.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    I may not have loved everything about Tony but my must confess that he was a great cricketer and sportsman. There is no doubt that the industry, the sport, the world and fellow commentators will miss him so badly. Another role model has left us but we have learnt so much from him. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • POSTED BY Goku91 on | December 29, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    Very very sad day this. A great player in his day and a legendary commentator. I was born one or two generations after his playing days were over but grew up hearing his incomparable voice. Many a great innings of the modern times are incomplete without his magical commentary. It's impossible to ever forget him. May he rest in peace. My thoughts are with his family.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    He may be gone but his voice will remain. Tony was the voice of Sachin Tendulkar's bat. RIP Sir :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    Sad News ...we will miss Tony's voice in cricket .......

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    He was a great Commentator we will miss him may his soul rest in peace. Amen

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    I never saw Toney playing cricket....but all of my childhood cricket memories are associated with his unique and masmarizing voice...huge loss for cricket world!!!!...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    So sad! Will Really miss Tony's voice and his passion for cricket. The world will miss a true gentleman. RIP Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY naxif on | December 29, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    He was a great commentator and person. It's a great loss for the whole cricketing world and he will always be missed and remembered. May his soul rest in peace...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    He was the greatest Commentator and we all miss him may his soul rest in peace Amen

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    Cricket will never sound the same again.. .. still in shock to know that we will never again hear that magical voice in the cometary box again..... Love from Sri Lanka. R.I.P

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    May God Bless his Soul In heaven.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    Tony Greig was truly a Sri Lankan ambassador. Indeed cricket has lost a great character, the Sri Lankan cricket fraternity a true and sincere friend. I can't think of anyone who has done so much, off the field for Sri Lanka promoting "Little Kalu, King Coconut and juicy pineapples". Thank you for the commentary, thank you for being Sri Lankan............

  • POSTED BY FM97 on | December 29, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    Oh my god !! He was a very fine comentator and as I may have heard , a quality batsman as well. May his soul Rest In Peace :(

  • POSTED BY FM97 on | December 29, 2012, 10:18 GMT

    Oh my god !! He was a very fine comentator and as I may have heard , a quality batsman as well. May his soul Rest In Peace :(

  • POSTED BY cricketwriter1980 on | December 29, 2012, 10:17 GMT

    Devastated. I remember him first when he toured Pakistan in 1973 and became an instant hit with the Pakistani crowds by engaging them at every opportunity. Once an appeal was turned down and he walked back smiling and gesturing to the crowd by rotating his finger next to his forehead. If anyone could have NOT meant it in bad taste, it was Greig, and even the umpire smiled.

    I spoke with him last in Brisbane some years ago in the commentary box before the start of a one dayer, and he was full of humour and excitement while discussing Pakistan cricket. He sat in his typical white hat with his feet on the counter; as always immaculately dressed. At the time Saeed Anwar was in and out of the Pakistan side because of his health and it was clear he was genuinely concerned about him. He recalled to me another Saeed of Pakistan cricket and talked about his younger brother Younus with whom he had played county cricket. He loved to tell stories and wrote the foreword to Miandad's book.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. It might be ironic that after Sachin retired from ODI's, you also had to depart. No one will forget Little kalu and Sachin Tendulkar!! Sachin Tendulkar!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:14 GMT

    Tony Greig (RIP) from Hilton College & Dale College you were a legend. Your photos of the cricket world cities was really my most pleasant memory. You were the catalyst of change in cricket, without we would still be batting at 2runs an over. Go well Tony, cricket will miss you.

  • POSTED BY micklem on | December 29, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    A very Nice commentator.This is very sad News

  • POSTED BY SyedArbabAhmed on | December 29, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Tony Greig was a reasonable cricketer and a good commentator, he'll be missed in the world of cricket.

  • POSTED BY pandez on | December 29, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Shocking news..my fav. cricket commentator..will miss him always ......may god rest his soul in peace.

  • POSTED BY simpleguy2008 on | December 29, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    This is really a shocking news to hear about Tony Greig he was really a great man and love to hear from him i would have love to see him in India this year but now will really miss this man God bless to him and his families.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    Still remember the last Test at Brabourne stadium against England 1973 when Greig scored a century. He was truly an all-rounder. He even changed to bowling spin in the West Indies, and in later years was a magnificient TV comemtator and a livid admirir of Tendulkar. I will not forget his commentary in India's amtches in Sharjah against Australia where he used all adjectives describing Tendulkar's two great innings. Tony you are not gone. You are very much in our hearts. And will live forever.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    Rest In Peace Tony ! We will never forget you!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    Yes indeed a very sad news...all cricket lovers will miss you dearly

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig, listening to cricket will not be the same without you!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    The great entertaining commentator "tony greig" is no more with cricket who took away cricket to a different level by his spell binding commentary . it's really a shocking news.

    Thank you Mr. Tony greig for entertaining us.cricket lovers always remember you and the entertainment that you gave to them.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    While I am writing this ,his golden voice is echoing in my ears.I didn't see him play.But I heard and saw his commentary.Not many people can describe the happenings on the cricket ground the way he did.He will be missed all over the cricketing world.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    First, Sachin Retired From One Day Internationals....................Now The Sudden Demise of this all time great..............Cricket Has certainly lost it's Voice........He was the best Commentator in the world of Cricket and was a very good man indeed So Shocking to hear this. Thanks for all these wonderful years.............It was just a pleasure hearing you.

    R.I.P !!!!!!.................:(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    oh its really a sad news, its really hurt me a lot, he was such a great man and best commentator i had ever seen, i will miss him so much, no one can fulfill his empty place in cricket history as a cricketer and commentator as well .

  • POSTED BY Front-Foot-Lunge on | December 29, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    The best and most thrilling commentator ever to have graced the observers' game, Grieg injected a vigor into cricket commentary like no other. A Legend on the field, his accomplishments and record stand the test of time.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    hats off to u man mr.tony greg

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    No doubt he was marvelous cricketer but also a great commentator added charm to his personality and career...as far as his commentating is concerned i remembered tha match of 1996's IND vs AUS...the way he commentated was absolutely amazing...RIP Tony..No One can fill your space in commentator box..World of cricket will miss u!!

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | December 29, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    The picture caption "Tony Greig: 1946-2012" gona take some time for that to sink in, Tony is a household name in Pakistan, can't believe I'm not going to hear his voice again, such a joyful character you just love to hear this man talk and talk and you wont feel bored or anything, completely balanced in his views, be it indians, Pakistanis or the sri lankans, all felt at home when Tony was on the MIC. A true amabasador for cricket, fought for the rights of players through WSC and got badly treated in his home country for that. Huge loss and a sad day for cricket. Change that black and white picture with a most recent colored one please. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    One of the legends of the game. He made his mark on the field with his charismatic play and off the field with his distinct, crispy style of commentary. He will always be remembered for his contribution to the game of cricket. Rest in peace, champion.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    Very sad news. The best cricket commentator and one of great human being. Cricket World will mis him badley

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    No doubt he is marvelous cricket but great commentating added charm to his cricket life. I remembered his voice in 1996's IND vs AUS match..the way he commentated...absolutely mesmerizing..RIP tony..No one can fill your space in commentator box!!!! :( :(

  • POSTED BY Mathu. on | December 29, 2012, 9:42 GMT

    My heartfelt condolences, never expected to say good bye to Tony so soon. Your voice will echo in all Sri Lankan cricket fans heats forever. We love you & miss you Tony. May you atten Nibbana!!!

  • POSTED BY HandH on | December 29, 2012, 9:42 GMT

    OH BOY........ we will miss you for sure. RIP Tony. No words.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    RIP Tony.. you will be missed..

  • POSTED BY shortofalength on | December 29, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    My son recently played against Tony's boy in a rep game in Sydney. My son got some runs and they won the game, Tony after spending the day talking to all the parents and the boys came over and shook my son's hand and congratulated him on his innings. As sick as he was to take the time to chat and encourage him was a great gesture, my son has never forgotten it,"Dad I shook the hand of an English captain. " he said on the way home. My heart goes out to his family today. Vale Greigy.....

  • POSTED BY lankan_style on | December 29, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    One of the few people in this world who actually did something to change something in this world. Thank you Tony for everything you have done. You are the reason why I actually started paying attention to commentators. RIP Tony

  • POSTED BY IKISM on | December 29, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    Tony Grieg was not just a great player and a commentator but he was an insitution and his knowledge of the game and his expression of that knowledge reflected upon his love for the game. His commentary played a significant part in sticking me particurarly to this game because it was an instant classic that no one else can do. His Cowdery Lecture just goes to show his love for this game. He was the backbone of this game and cricket wont be the same anymore. RIP Tony Grieg............

  • POSTED BY swat1999 on | December 29, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    I was shocked while hear Greig's passway. I never witnessed his cricket but i witness his cricket commentary. He is one of the best in the world. I believe most of the cricket lover agreed with me. He is very very popular in South East Asia country like Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Srilanka. His pitch report, prediction presentation ceremoney is all time favourite. We the cricket loving people never never forget him. I have deep condonace for him and his family

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    very sad news we will miss u tony...

  • POSTED BY Perera32 on | December 29, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    RIP Tony Grieg. I was shattered when I found out this very sad news. He was a legend in the commentary box, no one can replace him.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    Remember Tony as a 10-year-old kid watching a Test match with my parents at the Eden Gardens on a bright and sunny New Year's Day in 1977. Tony had scored a century and took 2 wickets in a match that England won by 10 wickets. The Eden crowd then, unlike today's, appreciated good cricket and loved its heroes. Tony connected extremely well with the "Ranji" block, arguably the most 'volatile' stand -- seating mostly college students -- in a stadium that had a capacity crowd of over 100,000 that day. Tony would bend on his knees and greet the crowd with a "namaste." The crowd roared. He would field at deep square leg and 'catch' every orange that the fans threw at him. Tony would even eat the oranges and share them with the cops who kept their eyes on overzealous fans. There were no ugly moments and Tony remained etched forever in my mind. RIP, Big Man!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    Perhaps the most iconic, influential commentator after Richie Benaurd. Surely the whole cricket world will miss you forever not just as a commentator, but also as a humble, kind, righteous individual who served for the name of cricket. Mostly as Sri Lankans, we will be missing you as a person who always stood with Sri Lankan cricket, admired Sri Lankan Cricket and also as a person who always brought spotlight towards this island nation in international. On behalf of all the people who admires humanism, we pass our deepest sympathies to Greig family. May you attain Nirvana.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:37 GMT

    so sad to hear this news about tony Greg we will miss you I haven't seen such a person like him in cricket field I prey and rest in peace dear sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. You will be missed...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    One of the best commentator

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    A Man Of good characterand humour. we have to accept his demise but we can live with his memories. may his soul be rested with peace. the world will miss his voice. With all those loving his cricketing knowledge , on and off the field, nobody will ever forget him

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    He is the Bradman of cricket commentary. We will miss you Tony; and no one will be able to fill the vacuum he left. Rest in peace dear sir.

  • POSTED BY 777aditya on | December 29, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    This is a shock! I was not even aware of him having cancer. I have never seen him play, but the way he commented made cricket really interesting when I was a kid. I remember my father during his younger days 'heard' cricket on radio and he is still a big fan of Richie Benaud. Tony Grieg was similarly my favorite commentator. He made watching cricket on TV really interesting. RIP Tony - you will always be remembered!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    oh no.........my all time favorite commentator.Will miss his voice and commentary. :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    A very sad day indeed.......... Cricket will surely miss him and his words.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    very sad news for cricket lovers

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    R.I.P Sir,we miss u so much...!!as a lankan we'll remember you forever..!!

  • POSTED BY pak78 on | December 29, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    great loss to world cricket .. you will be missed 4 sure cant imagine listening to cricket commentrey without you sir. you always said it how it was straight to the point.cant forget when you said "these pakistanis well if youe'll give em an orange the elll reverse swing it for u. RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    This comes as a shocker! I remember reading some of his tweets very recently. Probably the greatest cricket commentator ever. Still getting goose bumps when i think of his commentary in the Tendulkar hundred in Sharjah and the famous Kolkata test match in 2001, it was simply electrifying and jaw dropping. The recent MCC lecture was also a testimonial to his cricketing vibe.

  • POSTED BY Borhan. on | December 29, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    i would like his personality and the way he would comment! good-bye tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    RIP Tony. What a legend end of cricket voice .....

  • POSTED BY t.feroze on | December 29, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    Very sad news....He will be remembered for a long time for his distinct style of commentary

  • POSTED BY Cliffdav on | December 29, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    Tony has been my favorite commentator and I really going to miss him. He was a Great Ambassador for the game he loved so much and as Cricket loving public of Sri Lanka he had been instrumental in bringing our team together which won the World Cup in 1996. We as a nation will always Salute you and will continue to uphold your family in our daily devotions. May your Soul rest in Eternal Peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig...will miss you...Sachin,Sharjah and Tony Greig were synonymous in the 90's !!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    What a terrible news!!!.....He was my favorite TV commentator.....Rest in peace Tony.....You will be greatly missed....My condolences to his family....:_-(((

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    I hated his commentary during the WC 1996 supporting SL blatantly. His words "take that India" when Jayasuriya and Kalu were plundering runs made me lose any respect for him. It was almost as if it were a personal thing for him. Which country was he actually loyal to? Eng, SA or Aus? It later took Dravid, Sacin, Saurav, and again Dhoni to tame the SL bowlers with wired actions. Mendis and Murali and Malinga were not easy to play. But since 2001 India has a better record than in the Azaruddin days. Finally Grieg stopped such gibber. Yes some commentators like Healy, Jackman, Botham, Sidhu, are a bit biased to their own teams. But that is okay as it shows their passion for their home teams. However, tonys commentary was unprofessional. It is such words that are dangerous. It could create acrimony and incest and lead to unhealthy rivalry. No country is perfect. All are equal. Wonder why he said that. Otherwise he was amazing as cricketer and commentator. He leaves a void behind. RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    The biggest loss to the Cricketing world in the 21st century. Perhaps one of the greatest sportsman the world has ever seen, has now shown us the final goodbye. RIP Greg.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    ooh my god greatest loss for cricket fans he is truly a game lover now for me game is not same.he is a great man

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    This explains the gravity of the disease Yuvraj had. Tony not so lucky as Yuvraj though. Very grieved to hear the news.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:10 GMT

    RIP sir...surely will miss ur commentry. Sad day :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:10 GMT

    Your fantastic knowledge of the game was the highlight. The famous sun hat you wore, the commentary given by you thought us alot more we knew about various cricketers.

    RIP Greigy

  • POSTED BY nickcarter80 on | December 29, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    He is the Bradman of cricket commentary. We will miss you Tony; and no one will be able to fill the vacuum he left. Rest in peace dear sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    very sad news for all cricket lovers.He is one of the best commentator cricket have ever produced.and a good person also,from pakistan plez accept our condolence,may his soul rest in peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    its hard to believe that you are no more in this world.... you will be missed in this cricketing world...the greatest commentetor for me ever born ...god blees you...:)

  • POSTED BY Anwar-Lara on | December 29, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    Oh sad.. sad news.. RIP Tony Greig..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    Tony, you will be remembered within the cricket world for many many years to come, i as a kid loved your commentary in fact i never knew your name, just use to search for your voice in a match and when a familiar voice entered my ears, i use to watch that match no matter what team was playing, i'm a pakistani fan but loved your commentary wherever it was done, whatever team was playing, you will be missed, the enthusiasm with which you did commentary, the understanding of the game you got, one of the best commentators, a lovely human being, Rest in Peace tony, GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    Tony Greig is an amazing comentator... is voice quality is just superb n as alwz remember in our hearts.GBU

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    Cricket is popular not only because of the cricketers but because of the colorful personalities like Tony Grieg. His contribution particularly after he became a commentator is immese. he made the players like Lara, Tendulkar, Lillee, Thomson Richards, Jaysurya, Mahela, Murali household names. No one can forget Sachin's Sharajha exploits but the real credit goes to Tony's flowing passionate description. His banter with Bill Lawry on Channel Nine have become a part of the folklore. My heartfelt condolances to U Tony, may ur soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    A huge loss to cricket, a legend has passed away! Tony Greig, you will be remembered for your amazing commentary. One of my favourite childhood memories is tony Greig yelling "and Pakistan have won the game". May you rest in peace!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    i speech less i am n totally shocked but i will say you will always be missed

  • POSTED BY adnan.tarar on | December 29, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    No one can do commentary like him know a days in cricket.He was a good commentator of all the time.his voice was so sweet that even during a boring match he attarcts people with his ablities. All pakistan loves you and will miss you, pray for you.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    Very Sad news Tony greig is a great and legend cricketer and expert

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | December 29, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    echo pretty much all these comms. Before my time as a player. Not everyone's cup of tea as a commentator but I liked him - he oozed enthusiasm. The one positive was that it seemed he did not suffer for long which I'm sure we all would want for ourselves and loved ones. Very sad news

  • POSTED BY cricinme on | December 29, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    I remember during the 70' when you toured India under Mike Brearly how great a player you had been and admired by the Indian crowd who nick named you LAMBU for your height. Pre TV era you will be remembered for your game and post TV era for your commentary. RIP Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:50 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig.......... Can still almost hear his Commentary voice in head! '' Hello and Welcome to this Twenty20 world cup in Sri Lanka'' ........sadly which happened o be his last commentary assignment! One of the best Cricket Commentators!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    What a personality. I always imagined Tony Greig going on forever like Richie Benaud.

  • POSTED BY Beertjie on | December 29, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    Your impact on the game of cricket has been immeasurable and your legend will continue over the years, Greigy - the man for all seasons.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    i have no words to say at this movement i am speech less at the movement after the sad news of tony greig demise i wish i could get australian visa ryt now and could see him last time you will always be missed tony greig but i will pray for ur next life to b good

  • POSTED BY TheTraveller on | December 29, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    We will not hear enthusiastic voice of Tony Greig!!! Man had great voice. RIP Tony!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    We miss you as a Sri Lankan.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    Featured in the first test match I saw at Karachi in spring of 1973. Was a fearless player. Invented "Silly mid-on/off" fielding positions. Scored hundred at Brisbane in the first test when Lillee and Thomson had the might of English batting running scraed. Again thwarted Lillee/Thommo in 1975 in his first series as skipper. Took 13 wickets with off spin at Port of Spain despite being known as a medium pacer. Took on the entire world cricket establishment by leading Packer revolution and transforming pay packages for cricketers all over. Great man.

  • POSTED BY ranpath on | December 29, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    What tragic news to wake up to on this Saturday morning. Tony was one of the cricketers who stood out in my youth. As a West Indian I disliked him for his "..make them grovel.." comment back in the 70s. As an adult I now appreciate him for being the unique individual that he always was. I will miss that smiling face and knowledgeable commentary on future cricket broadcasts. My condolences to his family and friends on their loss.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    Great Loss of game as far as Commentator's concern......his partnership with Bill Lawary is amazing to hear....specially when he spoken about Inzamam's six at Sharjah.....that was treat to hear.......its sad that our ears cant be listen his voice again....as a pakistan i will miss him.......

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    My all time favorite commentator. Tony you were simply a great man. your commentary and analysis was awesome. you gave a lot to cricket. Cricket lovers will never forget you. RIP!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    he best is the best cricketer in the world, very sad.....................

  • POSTED BY mixlocks on | December 29, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    may his spirit always live on in this great sport we love called cricket, gone but never forgotten R.I.P :(

  • POSTED BY PricelessPak on | December 29, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    i never thought Tony will leave us all too early, after hearing about his illness i always believed he will recover soon and will be back in commentary box. its very very sad news indeed !! you will always be loved and missed and u will always live in our hearts as cricketer, commentator but more than anything else as a very loving and lovable nice human being. Rest in Peace great man and my deepest condolences to his, family,friends, colleagues and fans...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    Tony Grieg and Bill Lawry are my all time favorite commentators, you can not feel bored when these two are commentating even on a dull test match day.

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | December 29, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    What a tragedy! Whole of Sri Lanka will sadly miss him. RIP Mr Greig. Greatest ever commentator!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    Another shocking news in 2012. Cricket loving people will certainly gonna miss Tony a lot. RIP!

  • POSTED BY mcsdl on | December 29, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    This is really shocking to hear... I'm truely devestated... He is the greatest commentator for me, purely because he represented every country in the world... He has been loved by cricket followers all over the world. Tony was one of the few unbiased & entertaining commentators & a good person... We will miss you big Greigie & you are irreplaceable... RIP...!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    Great loss to World Cricket. Tony was a great ambassador for Cricket in Sri Lanka. We will never forget you. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    This is a very sad moment for all cricket lovers.we have always enjoyed the commentries of Tony as he is one of the very few commentators who adds a lot of humour and wakes up the sleeping listners.we will miss him for the extra value he adds in every part of the world,specially the love he had for srilanka was amazing.please accept our condolences and prayers.may your soul rest in peace and may the good memories last for ever.Aaron,Christine,Kirk,and Kyna.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    very sad news,we will miss him r.i.p

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    Very sad to hear that "CRICKET has lost Tony Greig". A man with vision/great insight, the GODFATHER of modern cricket. Tony was instrumental in changing the game in 70's (Kerry Packer era). He was a real character on/off the field , baiting crowds around the world/ taking head-on Bill Lawry in commentary box. Mr. Greig, thanks for multiplying the joys of cricket. Rest in Peace.

  • POSTED BY KarachiKid on | December 29, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    My God !!! Cant believe that we will not be hearing him live again. Such an entertainer, as player, as commentator. It was too quick and in the end only consolation is that his pain was not extended. R.I.P. We all love you.

  • POSTED BY rickyvoncanterbury on | December 29, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Well done on your lifes work in cricket Tony.... R.I.P. A saffer who captained England and lived in Australia (hard to troll that guy)

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Shocking news indeed. Cricket lovers from all over the world will surely miss this guy. I know some guys who don`t even understand English but they loved the way he was use to of commentating on the cricket match. He was truly an inspiration for people. He will be truly missed!!!

  • POSTED BY jagpal on | December 29, 2012, 8:34 GMT

    sad day for cricket world you will be missed

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    Very Bad and Sad News for us and all cricket History

  • POSTED BY Myindian on | December 29, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    The Great Tony.....Very Good Commentator... Cricket Loss Good Commentator....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig ... One of the best commentator of the game .... His voice will always remian in our memory

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    Rest in Peace Tony..I will miss your magical voice..I have started loving cricket more after listening ur entertaining commentary ...Thanks for the memory..:-)

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:29 GMT

    I still remember back in 1997 during an ODI against India @ R. Premadasa u came to us in the stands to grab a mask of devil face put on by a spectator & u put it in your hand & showed to the others & had lot of fun with us. And that owner of the mask gifted it to u & u thanked him. On that day when u were coming in to us we all chanted "TONY, "TONY". Wonderful, priceless memories... OMG. Although u were born in S.Africa, captained England team & lived & died in Australia, for all of us in SL u are a true son of our soil.... What a tragic news. mate.... can't stop tears in eyes. No doubt u are the most loved foreign born for we Sri Lankans. although u were a Sri Lankan @ heart. THANKS FOR ALL GREAT MEMORIES. YOUR VOICE & WONDERFUL ANALYSIS WILL BE MISSED IN THE COMMENTARY BOX AS CRICKET COMMENTARY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU.. LOVE YOU FROM THE DEEPEST POINT OF OUR HEARTS........ RIP DEAR FRIEND... CAN'T STOP CRYING...... GOOD BYE...... - From all Sri Lankan Cricket Fans...

  • POSTED BY Baber_Baloch on | December 29, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    God bless u Tony..we miss u lot ...our Pak fans best person on commenting ...Great Voice

  • POSTED BY Dammika-Peiris on | December 29, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    We all Sri Lankans sadly miss you Tony. You were a great sports ambassador for Sri Lanka. May you attain nibbana

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig .... One of the best commentator of the game... his voice will always remain in our memory .

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:24 GMT

    Sad and shocking....one of the most revered and respected voices of Cricket...RIP Tony Greig..u were a real beauty....

  • POSTED BY raisagha on | December 29, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    There are some News, which really shatters us. There are some realities, which are hard to be believed. In fact, we just don't want to believe them. Our hearts are reluctant. Oh! Goes someone like this! ...................

    Goes someone like this. Someone who lives in your heart, who is felt all around us. Goes like this! Breaks my heart!

    I may not know him as a human being. if not seeing his records, we may not measure his height as a cricketer. But we just have become habitual of him. Cricket is made worth listening by likes of you ---- Tony Grieg ---- the great.

    These words are not to express or to increase your value to the cricketing world. These are only THANKS, PRAISE, an HONOUR, our FEELINGS for you, your wife, your children, your entire family and all of your fans well-spread throughout the cricketing world .

  • POSTED BY wolf777 on | December 29, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    Thanks for the entertainment…we will miss your voice…RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    Such a Great person and Commentator, we can't forget his commentary. RIP!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    Its really sad...........................................:(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    May his soul rest in peace

  • POSTED BY venkyb on | December 29, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    It is hard to believe Tony Greig is no more. He has been such a regular in the cricket commentary box that his voice is still ringing in my ears and will do so for a long time to come. All TV cricket regulars will surely miss him. RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:14 GMT

    Shocking and sad news! He was such good honest commentator, always neutral in his comments in games involving England. Really sad to know he's no more.

  • POSTED BY sahanrocks on | December 29, 2012, 8:14 GMT

    OMG he is my favourite commentator

  • POSTED BY marshall on | December 29, 2012, 8:14 GMT

    RIP...Great voice...very thoughtful...genuine...no masking of words

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    Shocking. I remember him saying that he will fight Cancer just like others & its just one of the hurdles. Unfortunate that he had to die with heart attack & even more unfortunate that he wont be seen in commentary box.

  • POSTED BY PakFan1209 on | December 29, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    ohhh really sad news for cricket today is a very bad day for cricket frist tony grieg dies and now hussey will retire RIP tony

  • POSTED BY MaxG9 on | December 29, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    My sincere condolences to his family. His numerous colleagues on commentary boxes & cricket fans throughout the World will miss his descriptive & forthright views. He will also always be remembered as a sincere friend of Sri Lankan cricket & of Sri Lanka. Through his involvement in the World Series he changed cricket as we knew it then, both for the game & the players.

    RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    A sad day for world cricket. Cricket commentary wouldn't be same without you.. :(

    RIP Tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    He is my Favorite Commentator forever....He is Voic Of World Cricket & Srilankan Cricket. Please Next Time Select Your Birth Place as Srilanka............may triple bless his soul....We salute you Sir.....

  • POSTED BY CricShanghai on | December 29, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    Some of us have very little access to what going on around the world of cricket with occasional 'clicking' onto espncricinfo.com for scores and commentary when time permits...having seen Tony so alive-and-kicking at 66 during T20... I am indeed shocked by the news ! He's a legend and his unique slang commentary will be ringing in people's mind from time to time still....

  • POSTED BY Trickstar on | December 29, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    RIP Tony, a huge personality who is loved and respected all around the world. Great player and Captain for England who always deserved more accolades than what he got, often misunderstood but rarely ignored. RIP Tony you 'll be missed massively.

  • POSTED BY sjm5000 on | December 29, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    RIP, Big Man. Watched you many a time playing for England at Headingley, Lords and Trent Bridge during my student days. Loved the way you always stuck up for your former team in your commentaries all through the fallow years. So glad you hung on for 2011 at least. Thanks for the ride, Tony - giant of a man, you'll be hugely missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    As a Sri lankans we always love this gentlemen than a Sri lanka fellow.. Always we bi leave him as the sri lankan voice. from 1996 he also part of our cricket.. i was shocked when i heard this news.. Rest in Peace sir... we miss you but no one will forget you.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    Very sad news,he was a great cricketer & a great commentator..may he lives peacefully in heaven.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    RIP to Greig. You were legend commentator and you are easily distinguished from other partisan and dull commentators.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    Summer's won't ever be the same - thanks Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    One of the people i used to love hearing commentary. he will be missed . sad to say he had to pass on the day of my birth . cricket will never be the same

  • POSTED BY fchaudry26 on | December 29, 2012, 7:54 GMT

    Great person and very fair commentator. We will all miss him very much here in Pakistan, as he was one of the most popular commentator. Always loved his enthusiasm for the game. RIP Greig.

  • POSTED BY cheenu_balaji on | December 29, 2012, 7:54 GMT

    I became his fan when he toured India in the 70's. In fact he was my first hero. Tall, handsome and with a good smile always in his face, he will be remembered for ever. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:53 GMT

    may this great mans soul rest in peace

  • POSTED BY shawshank on | December 29, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    this is a sad for cricket and all the cricket fans like me. Tony Greig was my favorite commentator and i grew up listening to him. Tony you'll be missed and watching a game of cricket without your commentary wouldn't be the same. May you rest in peace. respect and love from Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY nickcarter80 on | December 29, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    Ever since I have started watching cricket in 90s', Tony was the commentator I always loved to hear. He is simply the best commentator I have seen. Tony was a great friend of Sri Lanka and we felt him as a Sri Lankan. Tony is an icon and a symbol of cricket. People loved him all over the world as he did not hesitate to praise the good and criticize the bad. And he is one of the first to acknowledge and praise the talent of Asian players. He is the Bradman of cricket commentary. We will miss you Tony; and no one will be able to fill the vacuum he left. Rest in peace dear sir.

  • POSTED BY Jeyan_Sinthu on | December 29, 2012, 7:51 GMT

    I'm extremely shocked, sad & coudnt concentrate in my work also. We all Sri Lankan love him very much. Since our 1996 triumph he came into our Sri Lankan family. I couldn't imagine the cricket arena without his voice. He made a big impact in our child hood days to addict more to cricket. He always been a hero in our hearts. RIP TONY...!! :(:'(

  • POSTED BY seantells on | December 29, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    you will be missed by many cricket lovers, thanks for your wonderful contribution. R.I.P

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Shocked to hear this news...What a great ambassador of the game. His voice had something special that would keep you glue to TV. Every wicket, every boundary, anything exciting would increase its charm if Tony had to comment on it. You will be Missed Tony, RIP.

  • POSTED BY colombo_SL on | December 29, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    He is absolutely a Sri Lankan for us. We are very unfortunate. We missed a real good friend & an excellent genleman.

  • POSTED BY Asitha on | December 29, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    The Best Srilankan Voice in International Commentary Box has passed away and in very tragic situation. All Most all the Srilankan's will respect him very much. In this news We are in very sad situation and may Triple Gem bless his soul.... We salute you...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:46 GMT

    My all time favourite Commentator.. RIP Tony!

  • POSTED BY keecha on | December 29, 2012, 7:44 GMT

    That is so sad. Did God think his job was over as Sachin had retired from ODI's? What a loss this is to the cricketing world? He is one of the best neutral commentators I have seen. A very knowledgeable person too. RIP the legendary Tony.

  • POSTED BY Cricket_archive on | December 29, 2012, 7:43 GMT

    one of the best cricket commentator i loved listening him... god bless

  • POSTED BY Faiz_Malhi on | December 29, 2012, 7:43 GMT

    A true legend.. I am from Pakistan and grew up listening his sweet voice and wonderful commentry....In fact I improved my English language skills by keenly following his words and accent..Tony, you were marvellous..The way you pronunced the words "in the air" was amzaing..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    really missed your commentary and heard from my father you have lifted vishy in blore test when he completed his century. ur rally an amazing guy

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    Will be missed in the commentary box and loved his description of the game and his honnest comments. RIP Tony...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:40 GMT

    33 years of noble service in the commentary box will not be able to forget. He was the best in the commentary box. Some of the moments will never be forgotten like:

    1. Sharjah 1998: Sachin was in blazing form and when he hit a sixer of Kasproviz, Tony said " the little fellow has hit the big fellow for a six! ". For another sixer, he shouted "he'z hit that one!...he'z hit that one!!......its going, going, on to the roof!.....whattta player!!.....superb player!!"

    2. 1996 World Cup finals in Lahore on aravinda de silva's century "that's a fantastic century by a fantastic batsman"

    3. southafrica chased 434 v/s aus in 2006. Tony said "This is the best ODI i have ever witnessed. Oh look at some of them, they are in tears".

    He was so full of life. It is hard to miss him in the commentary box.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    A very sad day for world cricket! His Commentaries used to annoy me as a long-suffering Kiwi fan.It is hard to listen to brutal honesty when your team is constantly being massacred by Australia. However the fact that Tony Greig was usually right and always fair never escaped me.I will miss him...

  • POSTED BY CHANGA on | December 29, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    All you have to do to understand how much he was loved in Sri Lanka is to go to any Sri Lankans Facebook page today! Out my 300+ friends almost 150+ had memories of Tony on their status messages! Will be dearly missed by all specially his family and all in his adopted country of Sri Lanka! THANK YOU TONY!

  • POSTED BY colombo_SL on | December 29, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    Ohhhh. Really dissapointed. We are unlucky to miss you sir. All Sri Lankans are feel sorry about you. Irreperable loss.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    world cricket will miss u ,spacialy sri lankans...... RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    R.I.P TONY.Tony Greig is a name synonymous with SRILANKAN cricket.

  • POSTED BY HowardHill on | December 29, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    A great cricketer and commentator , always loved to hear his voice on radio and tv. He will be missed.

  • POSTED BY pmaya on | December 29, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    Your assistance to SL cricket through the years will not be forgotten by all those of us in this little nation. Your voice will be greatly missed. Tony, rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    If ever there was a person loved by all it was tony greig, sad that tears are the only way to express sadness, for tony greig we wish there was more than tears to express the loss of him. Please continue to look over us from up there Tony Greig.If ever there was a rebirth we need one badly right now.

  • POSTED BY Djmaharshi on | December 29, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    When I was child I always used to ask some peoples about what is the name of this English commentator because I was a great fan of him but today I have broken after hearing this news. I will say that he was the greatest cricket commentator of the world

  • POSTED BY Taha_Farrukh on | December 29, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    Shocked............ sudden.......... relly miss tony voice..........remember all famous nick names (Waqar, waseem, Ricky, Schin, Afridi and many more....) Miss u alot

  • POSTED BY TopC on | December 29, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    Statistically the 4th best all rounder ever: 1. G Sobers (WI) 2. I Botham (Eng) 3. T Goddard (SA) 4. A Grieg (Eng) 5. J Kallis (SA).

  • POSTED BY DanielCaplan on | December 29, 2012, 7:35 GMT

    Very sad news indeed. Tony Greig brought some impartiality to the commentary team and a tremendous cricket knowledge. His banter with Bill Lawry changed the nature of cricket commentary and made watching even more entertaining. As a South African we were always very proud of his achievements in cricket and he always gave us a fair deal after re-admission. Characters like him don't come around every day. A great man and will he and his keys will be sorely missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    rip tony greig may you arrive safely in heaven

  • POSTED BY Shouldas-Wouldas-Couldas on | December 29, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    Mr. Greig, thanks for amplifying the pleasures of cricket ! Rest in Peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    We'll always miss your commentry Tony! May your departed soul rest in peace!

  • POSTED BY mtalhas on | December 29, 2012, 7:31 GMT

    shocking news..rip sir..commentary boxes will never be the same like before..glad to have your videos on youtube though..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:31 GMT

    Tendulkar's retirement from ODIs was inevitable. This was shockingly quick. What a wonderful playyaahh...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:31 GMT

    Tony, you revolutionized the way the cricket commentry is done, brought so much life in to cricket by your incredible voice coverage..RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:29 GMT

    Sachin Retires From ODI and u retire from Life. Who will forget your commentary on that Sharjah match 1998. R.I.P Mr Greig....

  • POSTED BY Fareen on | December 29, 2012, 7:28 GMT

    I'm not old enough to see him play, but he made a mark upon me with his fabulous commentary. He was a special guy and when i heard he had cancer, i thought he'll surpass it with typical grit. RIP sir, you will be thoroughly missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:27 GMT

    HEART BREAKING NEWS: Hats off, folks. Tony Greig is dead. He lost the battle against Cancer. But he was a real winner in more ways than one. Rest in peace, Sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    Flare?

    Remember when he went down on knees and folded hands to the Eden crowd when they shone mirrors at him while batting.

  • POSTED BY Napster-04 on | December 29, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    He was a true sports man. He always admired all the players from every county. I will definitely miss his commentary very much.

  • POSTED BY SamAsh07 on | December 29, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    I'll be honest here, I've never shed a tear reading a Death news at Cricinfo until now....I loved Tony Greig...loved listening to his beautiful voice while watching a cricket game...RIP TG...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    One of the saddest news I'v heard in my life.....He had great influence in making Sri Lankans (specially our generation) love their cricket....He made us believe in our players and their talents...... may you attain nibbana......

  • POSTED BY Neuen on | December 29, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    This is really sad to hear. Tony you will be missed and thanko you for the great contribution you have done to the game. While you were playing and even after it. Condolences to his family. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    Tony was a great cricketer and a man, what I remember about him was one of the sixes he hit in sri lanka on to the score board. I just loved the fact that he supported sri lanka , even though we are a small nation. he could have supported India and had the cheap popularity, but he went for the sri lankans for the courage and just the good old sri lankan hospitality. Great touch buddy, you are a legend. I am going to miss you.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    my fav person has passed away :/ Irreplaceable loss :/

  • POSTED BY rullal on | December 29, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    RIP Tony. SASHIN TENDOLKAR will ring forever.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    Heavily shocked after hearing this sad news.Undoubtedly one of the best commentators of his era.May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    I was following the progress of Tony Greig from the time he started playing for World XI in 1971. I was fortunate to witness him in the cricket field on two occasions, firstly as a member of MCC cricket team in 1973 and then as captain of England in 1977 when they toured Sri Lanka. In 1973 he top scored for MCC in first innings with a half century and in 1977 he scored an unbeaten half century at Oval and I could remember one huge six by him which almost cleared the scoreboard. He led England cricket team to a 3-1 series win against India in 1976-77 tour up against one of the top quality spin attacks. He was a great friend of SL cricket and was one of the few Aussies who stood up for us in Darrel Hair no-balling incident of Muarli. Sanath and kalu were his favourite cricketers. In the cricket field he was an aggressive player and one of the few who stood up against extreme pace of Liilie and Thompson. May he rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY Rick777 on | December 29, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    You were a true legend. Cricket will won't be as good as it was and your voice on TV will be missed by all Srilankan fans. RIP Sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    RIP Tony, One of the best and unbiased commentator. Cricket will miss you :(

  • POSTED BY Anushka87 on | December 29, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Rest in peace sir....... you will never be forgotten... we wil never forget the way ur helped Sri Lankan Cricket...........

  • POSTED BY LillianThomson on | December 29, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Here in Australia there is wall-to-wall media coverage of Tony Greig's passing. Yet he was the captain of England they loved-to-hate. (Unlike Jardine, whom they just hated). And he was a South African who'd grown up under Apartheid.

    Yet you read the tributes here and it is clear that he was much-loved as a friend to Sri Lanka, to India and to Pakistan.

    And I think that that is the greatest tribute of all to Tony Greig. Everybody loved him, everywhere. Lovely.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Rest in Peace , one of the greatest legends of cricket!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:11 GMT

    My heart really goes out to you, offer condolence to your family. You will sadly be missed & remembered by all cricket fans. God bless and keep you in his care.

  • POSTED BY Aspraso on | December 29, 2012, 7:11 GMT

    So sad and sudden -- it was only the other day during the SA-Aus Test series that though he was not on commenting duties, his colleagues put him on air and now to read he has died is really so sad. A huge personality, will be missed surely.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:10 GMT

    It was a shock to see this news in cricinfo today! It is too sudden. RIP mate!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:10 GMT

    I never watched him playing cricket...But I grown up by listening him.

    cricket will miss u:(

  • POSTED BY D.Nagarajan on | December 29, 2012, 7:10 GMT

    Rest in peace! Many cricket lovers used to wait with excitement in India to listen to him on cold mornings on channel 9.His comments were exciting thoughtful and entertaining. He wrote two wonderful books in the 70's on cricket ,there is a picture of him in Madras 1977 with a pile of letters from fans across India,he was without question the most popular English player of that era in India. He was key protagonist for the packer years which spoilt his image with"officials". What players today should take from Greig are the two showman instances, the grovel after the thrashing in 1976 and signalling 4 himself at the start of his great battles with Lillee in 1974-75.We will miss you Tony!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:09 GMT

    You are a very special commentator, i still love ur commentary when sachin is full flow against AUS in sharjah way back." the little fellow had hit the big fellow( Tom Moody) for a six". We really miss you in the commentary box. I dont know much about u as a cricketer but you are certainly the best of all commentators. We love you.......

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Tony's resume says all about him. A leader, honest, competitive and a human. In my case a fellow South African. Tony - you was one of the South Africans that made cricket what it is today in SA. I am a huge fan and thank you. To Tony's family, he was born, he did his thing and we are all the beeter for him. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    We are going to miss you sir..Rest in Peace Mr Grieg.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    It is a sad day for cricket, Channel 9 Commentary Team at the loss of Tony Grieg, an excellent straight talking, no non sense commentar, fierce and courageous captain who took on Lillee and Thomson during ashes tests, wily and shrewd spokesperson for cricket, unforgettable keyhole pitch status describer and integral part of Aussie cricket culture.

    Gopal Krishnan, Canberra, Australia

  • POSTED BY Enrico1973 on | December 29, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    I am in deep shock and saddened by the news. Tony, you will be missed by one and all Sri Lankans. Thank You for for everything and may you rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    what an appealing voice he had... great character.... R.I.P Sir :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:03 GMT

    My all time favourite commentator :(

  • POSTED BY nazeeem on | December 29, 2012, 7:02 GMT

    A great friind of SriLankan cricket is no more! His voice will linger in the ears of many.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    Tony Greig, the former England captain & Greet television commentator in the world

  • POSTED BY SnoProtea on | December 29, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    Yes that is most sad news indeed. His love of cricket transcended international boundaries and built and broadened the game. From South Africa, to England, Australia, the Windies and the whole subcontinent, we will miss you dearly. Alles wat goed is Tony, en rus in vrede...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    SHOCK, HORROR. Cannot believe Tony has gone so fast. :( I am sure most Aussies absolutely loved this big SA/Pommy!!!. He was a great sport and competitor. Will be missed by everyone and summer will just never feel the same again without hearing his marvelousssssss calls and the banter with Bill..:( Sad Sad Sad

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    May his soul rest in peace....

    I probably have not watched you play cricket. But, have felt the game through his voice. Its a big miss for the commentary team and the game lovers.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. I am saddened by the news that Tony Greg, former England Captain and well known television commentator, has died after being diagnosed with lung cancer. We will terribly miss him.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:56 GMT

    will miss you TONY .........

  • POSTED BY pathan23 on | December 29, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    A great loss to cricket and cricket fans worldwide. His commentary added a dynamic element to any match and one that few could replicate. His voice will be sorely missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    My heart really goes out to you, offer console to your family. You will sadly be missed & remembered by all cricket fans. God bless and keep you in his care.

  • POSTED BY KrisRam77 on | December 29, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    Sad day in the world of cricket commentary. Modern day cricketers are indebted to Tony, Ian Chappel and Kerry packer without them they wouldn't be earning this much money

  • POSTED BY waynecollytaylor on | December 29, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    I remember the West Indies Cricket tour to England, when England captain Tony Greig claimed that England cricketers would make the West Indies cricketers gobble . That year the west indies fast bowlers run about English batsman and their batsmen slaughter England; especially Vivian Richards who scored a double century of 234 and a single century of 195

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    we wil really miss u tony ,respect from all pakistan to u, we will remember u for ever,

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    The game has lost one of the greatest commentator it has had, he used to strip off the game naked and got the essence from the core, and he'll be remembered for that may his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY vivekgoud on | December 29, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    never seen him playing.....but heard him commentating.....one of the best commentator...............may ur soul RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig...Cricket just lost one of its best voices

  • POSTED BY Geeganage on | December 29, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    Shocked...!!!

    You felt like a family to us in world cup campaign 1996. You stood with us with Murali's no-ball drama. You always stood for what you believe in your heart.

    Believe me Mr. Greg you played a huge role to put SL cricket high where we stand now among the Cricket nations. You gathered lot of people around the television screen who not used to watch Cricket.

    You felt like a Sri Lankan to us. It's a feeling forever….

    Rest in peace Our Loving Mr. Tony Greg

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:51 GMT

    Extremely sad to her that Tony is not with us anymore. What a commentator, the world of Cricket Commentary is poorer without U. May ur sole rest in peace

  • POSTED BY OmerKKhan on | December 29, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    He was the only commentator who's commentary was never biased.

  • POSTED BY bMike on | December 29, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    I'm really shocked to hear this. Unlike some commentators who exaggerate own players and condemn others you have been a nice commentator to everyone. You are the best commentator I've ever seen. Your are a great example to others. Rest in peace dear Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    RIP Sir Tony Greig... You are the best ever commentator in the cricket history.. You mak fans alive thorough out the game..Unfortunately we can't here that great voice live again ... 1000 times we miss you sir.. Sri Lankan Cricket miss u lot sir

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    Really hurt... like my family member depart. Dear great commentator & big heart relation "MAY YOU ATTAIN NIBBANA!"

  • POSTED BY osanda1987 on | December 29, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    we miss u tony... really we love u and your great cricketer and wonderful commentator i believe in my life.. ...my heartfelt condolences to Grieg family

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    Deeply saddened; may his soul rest in peace...

  • POSTED BY Gizza on | December 29, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    RIP Tony. It is heartbreaking every time a cricketer or somebody else involved in the game (commentary, umpire, coach) goes. Not sure if it is just the more extensive media coverage but it feels that in the past few years, the number of cricket people passing away has gone up unfortunately.

  • POSTED BY humi_cric on | December 29, 2012, 6:48 GMT

    Great Entertainer, an Honest Commentator, RIP Mr. Tony Greig. Equally sad by hearing the news about demise of Amanath's , much love to her family at this time and sorry to all Indians fellows too. Love from Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY TommytuckerSaffa on | December 29, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    Tony Greig a true South African, God speed to your resting place, you will live in our hearts and minds forever.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    Very sad news. Definitely we will miss you. One of the best commentator in sports history.

  • POSTED BY Jawz on | December 29, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    My first image of Tony Greig was as a 7 year old cricket enthusiast visiting to see the first day of Test Cricket on 25th January 1973 at Kanpur, India. It was my first experience of watching a Test Cricket live inside a stadium and luckily I got a seat near the pavilion and what struck me first as a child were his huge feet and the big size shoes he was wearing. His match analysis were in that test were DAY: 25/01/73 His 4th Test against India, Venue: Kanpur Bowling Analysis 1st Innings: 29-11-40-1 Bowling Analysis 2nd Innings:10-7-6-1 BATTING: 8 & dnb Catches: 2 Result: Draw ... But what I remember best is his role in Kerry Packer Series and later his unique booming voice and style in the commentary box. Commentary will not be same without him much like if we lose Richie Benaud or Harsha Bhogle.

  • POSTED BY Sidath346 on | December 29, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    Now he is what you call a true gentleman of cricket! It was so shocking when I got an SMS saying that Tony Greig had passed away. He was definitely like many others here my all time favourite cricket commentator and the com box will never be the same without him. His expressions, laugh, commentary style will always be the hallmark that he has left which I believe cannot be replaced. His love for Sri Lanka will never be forgotten and we will always remember this great gentleman. May you Rest In Peace, Sir!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:45 GMT

    A sad day offcourse... He was my Favourate commentrator or probably the commentrator I hv seen... vl miss him.. May his soul REST IN PEACE..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    A True cricketing legend, The cricket world will miss a colourful commentator and a true admirer of Sri Lankan Cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    R.I.P Tony Grieg ...The unique voice has left the commentary box forever ! Never seen him play but his voice will last in my mind forever . .... now god has got a great commentator to voice next Ashes from above !!

  • POSTED BY mkfmohmed on | December 29, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    Wonderful person , fascinating character.Surely , commentary box and cricket will miss your service indefinitely.Tony , you are the only lovable person in my mind over the past years in cricket,some time , i watch cricket because of your commentary , nothing else.surely miss u , love you sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    Thank you for everything you have done for our small country of Sri Lanka Mr.Tony. You will be always in our hearts and thoughts. Rest in Peace. Your are a great ambassador for our country and the Gentleman's Game of Cricket. You are a true Gentlemen.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig....A person who actually know how to deliver cricket with his voice...A Legend of course

  • POSTED BY featurewriter on | December 29, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    I just heard the news. Shocked and saddened. Tony Greig is an important part of my most cherished cricket memories: from growing up as a kid, watching WSC and watching Tony Greig play for the World Eleven and then, later as a teenager and adult, listening to his commentary. Together with Bill Lawry and Richie Benaud, he will always be the voice of cricket to me. Thank you, Tony, for your wonderful legacy to the game - as a commentator, player and visionary. Your gift will live long.

  • POSTED BY Icyman on | December 29, 2012, 6:41 GMT

    Quite shocking a news this is. Mr Grieg was a respected cricket player,a good commentator and was pretty young to have passed away so soon. It is unfortunate that cricket has now lost a gem. RIP. May his soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY lovlyguru on | December 29, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    Very Sad, I am addict for his voice.,

    Hearty Condolence to his Family..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    We will miss you too much in cricket commentry...specially during any four, six, and out moments.

  • POSTED BY Cannuck on | December 29, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    RIP Tony Grieg. Born in South Africa, played for England, lives in Australia but cheered for Sri Lanka! Your love for pineapple, king coconut, spicy curries & everything Sri Lankan along with your great voice will be missed forever!

  • POSTED BY Cannuck on | December 29, 2012, 6:39 GMT

    RIP Tony Grieg. Born in South Africa, played for England, lives in Australia but cheered for Sri Lanka! Your love for pineapple, king coconut, spicy curries & everything Sri Lankan along with your great voice will be missed forever!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    An excellent person, outstanding cricketer and unassuming commentator! God bless!

  • POSTED BY onphel1 on | December 29, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    Rest In Peace!!! Cricket commentary will never be the same without the insight of a legend. Tony, you will be deeply missed.

  • POSTED BY Spinner27 on | December 29, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    Being so young, all you can reflex about his career is what the history books tell you, but from what I a gauge, Tony was one of those of blokes, someone who played for the love of the game and not for the game to love him. He just had it, excellent playing career, one that would still match some of the modern all-rounders and he also had one of the strongest mindsets, one that was seen in the days of World Series Cricket.

    Let us not forget what he did off the field, I can remember watching my first game of cricket on television and asking someone sitting next to me, who's that? I was welcomed with the response that's Tony Greig, nothing more, nothing less. It was expected, everyone knows who Tony was, even though I was five. His voiced echoed through the house and you know when the batting side was digging in or the bowlers where going through the motions, Tony would find some way to add spice.

    No more keys, no more runs, no more quotes, the ones every knows, RIP Tony.

  • POSTED BY Hush78 on | December 29, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    Agree with all...BEST commentator ever...so sad to hear his death..rest in peace sir..rip

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | December 29, 2012, 6:34 GMT

    Very sad. "Whaddaplayaa" will keep resonating forever. RIP Gregy.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    I first heard his voice as 14 yer old boy in 1995 as i remember. it was the only clear voice i could understand during the commentaries. when it comes to 96 WC, he was a hero in our life, then he became a Sri Lankan in our minds. His favorite pineapple man was in the TV cameras several times... later we wanted his voice on the commentary table whenever Sri Lanka plays a game. we believed that TONY is there Sri Lanka Will win..... Little Kalu, Master Blaster, Captain Cool... as I know all are his words...

    It is difficult to leave loving persons, but it is the truth....

    May you attaian Nibbana Tony Uncle....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:32 GMT

    What a great commentator, I always loved to hear him more that watching match on screen.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig...very sad to hear :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    Shocking News :-( Tony only can turn you pleasure of watching cricket through his commentry....we miss you tony...RIP

  • POSTED BY LillianThomson on | December 29, 2012, 6:29 GMT

    Apart from leading the players out of poverty, let's also not forget that Tony Greig almost single-handedly pushed and pushed and pushed for the introduction of helmets in cricket.

    How many batsmen owe their lives to him?

  • POSTED BY MRushby on | December 29, 2012, 6:26 GMT

    I also read this on "Theage.com.au". It is very sad news. May his soul RIP. He will be in Heaven swapping yarns with the late Mr. Kerry Packer. My condolences to his family. Cricket has lost a true gentleman.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:26 GMT

    We shall miss you Tony. A great personality who served the game to inspire the younger ones for future. SAD

  • POSTED BY anuajm on | December 29, 2012, 6:26 GMT

    Shocked..Can't believe will not be able to listen to your commentary anymore.

    Still remember the twin Sharjah innings from Tendulkar, as good as they were, your voice immortalized them.

    Now that Tendulkar retired from ODI's you also decided to hang your boots?

    RIP..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:25 GMT

    Sad news. Condolences to the bereaved family.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:25 GMT

    He not only revolutionized the game of cricket... he much more revolutionized the commentary of the game... never ever got bored watching the game on tele when he was behind the mic. RIP T. Greig..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:25 GMT

    A very sad end to 2012. Rest in peace Mr Ton Grieg, you made commentary an essential part of watching cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:23 GMT

    R.I.P. best commentator ever........You made watching cricket such a great experience

  • POSTED BY syedzaf on | December 29, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    The voice of cricket has died today i thought he has special views for pakistan but i found same views of indian supporters that he cheers for india. aussies loved him and channel 9 team has special bound with him. Its big loss for cricket lovers today as a legend died. May rest in peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    In this year many good people like you Mr.Tony has left our planet and went back to heaven.So this planet will miss you too..Rest in peace Tony.

  • POSTED BY emmwill on | December 29, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    What a shocker! The Classic Commentator, inventor of the expression in cricket of "Master Blaster" is gone! This is very sad news. I am so overwhelmed with grief at this moment. His voice was golden, his presence powerful and his life priceless. Tony Grieg was a gift to the cricketing work. His time has come. May his soul rest in peace with his Maker.

  • POSTED BY Vishnu27 on | December 29, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    A sad day. An iconic voice of every Australian summer. A man who absolutely loved his King George whiting & to rile his good mate & long time commentary sidekick Bill (Bul) Lawry. I hope the KGs are just as good up there too, Greigy. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    Absolutely shattered. He was one of the guys that were on TV when I started playing cricket in high school and he`s being going ever since. One of the legends, both as a playing cricketer and a commentator. It`s at times like this that we get a reminder how short life can be.

    Love listening to you Tony. A great commentator and a great human being. Will always fondly remember you. And I will be wondering that in cricketing heaven ... will you finally find that key you dropped down the crack in the pitch? Thanks for some great memories :)

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    a sad news. was my childhood favorite commentator, will miss him. I would love to hear his cliche "you little beauty". a sad day indeed,,

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    Was a wonderful person. His commentary was awesome. Without him the cricket commentary will not be the same. Cricket has lost something which is not replaceable. He will always be remembered as long an the cricket is played. Cant forget his commentary on in Desert stom series in Sharjah when Sachin was belting Aussies. What a Player!!!!!!!!!! Will miss your Voice.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    One of the great Cricketers!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Tony Greig, "WhadddddaaaCommentatorrrrr". His voice was music if the game was a song. Without a doubt, he stood out and was amongst the best. The excitement created by him in the comm box made the viewers fall in love with his voice. Apart from it, a great english captain and he always voiced his opinions on cricketing issues with straight words.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    I always loved his voice while giving commentary at sharjah and most of the people were interested to hear him throughout the match.....NOW we cant hear him anymore...lost great captain and a NICE human being...RIP SIR...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    There is a life cycle for everything and everyone on this earth. So, before our time is up, we should try to set good examples for others and perform many good deeds as possible. Reading some of the comments and following his commentary for so many years, I am certain Tony has left behind a good legacy. Condolences to his family.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Seen him playing against W. Indies, as a Captain of mighty England in 1976 at Lords. May His Soul rest in Peace. Amen

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    Very sad, we lost one of the best commentators.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:14 GMT

    a true legend................loved his commentry and was a great frd of Bangladeshi cricket........RIP

  • POSTED BY janoodot on | December 29, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    The best cricket commentator ever! Indeed a true legend. It's a great loss for the whole world of cricket. Specially the Sri Lankans miss you very badly. No 1 can replace you. But, you will be remembered in our hearts for the life time. RIP Sir!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    Rest in peace Mr Tony Greig. We will surely miss u.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    Some of the Tendulkar shots were made beautiful by your explanation !! RIP Tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    oh sad news :( Rest in peace tony

  • POSTED BY fatier on | December 29, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    Ahh thats so sad to know.Condolences and thoughts to his family

    A great cricketer and commentator.Will surely be missed

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    He was a great commentator.I always like his commentary Now ""HE BECAME HIS TO WAS""

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    Absolutely tragic. a great loss to Australian and world cricket commentary. I am stunned. :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    RIP Gr8 Tony Grieg, undoubtedly cricket has lost one of the cricketers and a Gr8 commentator.....we would really miss him.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    Cricket has lot of symbols to be resembled, but Tony is a name that cricket would love the most to be resembled with. Great Man - Great Career- Great Memories - Heartiest prayers for him. May Allah rest him in Peace, Aameen.

  • POSTED BY Alexk400 on | December 29, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    First i heard his voice was 1985 bension hedges series. Great commentator and neutral view. He never take sides thats why most people loved him. It kinda shock because 66 and still young. He will be missed by cricket fans all over the world.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    Very good cricketer, and excellent commentator. always been open and impartial in his commentary, and he had unique way of commenting. He will surely be remembered for a very long time. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Great man and Great personality... RIP Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    Very spirited person on the field,We were amazed at towering height,gritty person during his Ashes and West indies tour,once single handedly destroyed famous West indies batting line up with his off cutter`s.Shown great sports ma spirit during 72-73 Indian series,lifted Gundappa Vishwanath at Mumbai after little master`s great century like a baby.Latter become good commentator.Those days silly point position called as Greig`s point.Real all rounder.HATS OFF TO YOU GREAT SOUL

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:09 GMT

    His soul should rest in peace. What a great commentator he was been

  • POSTED BY cricfan100 on | December 29, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    He was ' THE COMMENTETOR' of our era. True gentleman who strived for the betterment of the game. Rest In Peace Sir!!. You will be immortal in our hearts.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    tony greig....we all cricket fans will miss u...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    I really got shocked when I saw the news. RIP!!! During the holy time, God has taken you!! You were the master of commentries in the world of cricket. An excellant commentator of ball by ball. Master Blaster, Little Kalu are a few of your creations. We indeed miss you Tony!!! What cricket without you now? Though you are physically away from us, your voice is still glittering on the air. I'm really sad. ICC should recognize him "SIR TONY GREIG" for his honourary services contributed to the Cricket.

  • POSTED BY Marcio on | December 29, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    What a shock. Hard to believe. Very sad news indeed. I loved his commentary. Thanks Tony for many wonderful memories and keeping the spirit of cricket alive.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    It is SAD and shocking to know that Tony Greig is no more. I know, for sure, he was diagnosed to have lung cancer only some two months back. With the kind of medication and treatment one has these days for cancer, never, ever thought he would be gone so early.

    Who can forget his 6 foot 5 something frame, and one who could not plant his bat down while batting. I also remember the England's 1976-77 tour of India, when he was the Captain who contributed immensely in their win by 3 -1 margin. He also became very popular along with Derek Randall on that tour.

    I am and was one of his big fan of his TV commentary. Cannot forget his commentary during the famous one day innings that Sachin Tendulkar played in Sharjah against Australia , where he was so excited like a child, while commentating, as Sachin's batting was in those two innings.

    Let GOD give all the strength to his near and dear ones to bear the sudden loss. May his SOUL rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    An eloquent commentator with gr8 voice...a very thoughtful observer of the game.....one could watch cricket just to hear him speaking even if a match was heading for a dull draw...he will talk abt it as if ...it were the most interesting thing happening at the time....one couldnt switch off....wish we had few more years of that

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Life is Path..death is Destination...RIP Tony..all my life so far you were the Number 1 commentator for cricket...will miss you Sir..God bless you...Blessings from PAKISTAN.

  • POSTED BY sweetspot on | December 29, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Sir, you will be remembered for a long, long time, and for all the right reasons. May your soul travel on in peace and dignity, just as you walked the earth in your unique magnificence.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:04 GMT

    A person who loved srilankan cricket so much,we will miss you sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Sanjeeva36 on | December 29, 2012, 6:04 GMT

    We miss your commentary sir .....RIP

  • POSTED BY coolindianfan on | December 29, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    oh boy really sad to here that i used to like his commentry a lot . i will always remember his commentry when sachin was batting in sharjah that was cricket at its best . alas he is no more may his sole rest in peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    ohhh its high up in the air...........high up in the air.............and ohhhhhhhhh he dropped it.....he dropped it...i dont believe it he has dropped sachin tendulkar........RIP Tony :(

  • POSTED BY raghavan88 on | December 29, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    RIP Mr.Grieg.Unlucky not to have seen you play.I think your greatest contribution has been the Packer Series which ultimately forced the selfish and greedy boards to give better incentives and rewards to the players.

  • POSTED BY Andross on | December 29, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    Sad, Sad, Sad... I always enjoyed Tony's great comments while watching the cricket, he was the best of the Channel Nine Commentary Team IMHO, while I am too young to have seen him play, I gather he was a very talented all rounder. But I think it's his commentary that he will be most be remembered for in Cricket. The very sad end to a great man, rest in peace,

  • POSTED BY cricketist on | December 29, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    Forthright, Humorous, Honest.. WhaddaPlayaa!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. Miss him as commentator.

  • POSTED BY keptalittlelow on | December 29, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    Its a very sad day for us all, the cricket fans throughout the world. A giant of cricketing world is not threre anymore. Rest In Peace Tony! world will never forget you.

  • POSTED BY Dr_Abrar_A_khan on | December 29, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    Thats very very sad ....So many great cricketer came in this world but if we talk about cricket commentary ....no one came as great as Tony...hats off Tony His Voice His Way...He was a legendary Commentator ....i will Always Miss This VOICE always .... even you passed away but your voice is always there in The Heart Of Millions of Cricket fans....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    I remember 1st January 2007, when Tony Greig came to my Office - ( Computer Systems Limited - a Capital Maharaja Organization Company ) to have New Year with us. I remember having tea beside him, with my CEO. He was so tall and just can keep his hand on my head. He was so gentle and I was lucky to have a personal chat with him for sometimes. Remember when he hit a huge six at SSC grounds in Colombo while he was captain of English team back in Seventies... A nice friend then after - and missed him. May the Mighty Father Blessed his soul.......We all missed you Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. I mourn your passing. Never had the pleasure of watching him play but his voice in commentary shall live long in my memory as part of some of the most glorious moments in cricket. Cricket is lesser without him.

  • POSTED BY asif_kanwal on | December 29, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    He was great man when wasim akram and waqar younis and shoaib akhtar bowling and tony greg was in commentary was a great to see and hear.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    RIP LEGEND the SRI-LANKAN community will always remember and lve u

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    Sad News. Sad Sad News. I just loved him. You and your voice will never die sir. You are immortal. You will never be forgotten.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    Sachin's master strokeplay couldn't be vocalized better than anyone other than you...You were the best and the most enthusiastic commentator the world of cricket had...Cricket will definitely mourn this huge loss....R.I.P. Tony Greig..

  • POSTED BY Vikram94 on | December 29, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    "These Sri Lankans are giving the Aussies a real hiding"- Tony Greig from the '96 WC final.RIP.

  • POSTED BY Out_Swinger on | December 29, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    What a shocker of a news. He was a fierce fighter and tought that he will fight this terminal illness too. RIP Sir. We will miss you !

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | December 29, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    I am SHOCKED, I am full of grief !! I am crying my heart out. Tony, why did you leave us ? Gone too soon. Commentary will NEVER be the same. You were a wonderful cricketer, a brilliant captain and a visionary. I may not have agreed with everything you said but you simply loved the game of cricket. The cricket world is a lot lesser with you gone. R.I.P dear Tony. God bless your soul and your family at this painful time.

  • POSTED BY mjay1992 on | December 29, 2012, 5:57 GMT

    one of the most entertaining commentators in world cricket; an exhilarating cricketer in his day; an avid supporter of sri lankan cricket; and a true gentleman off the field. tony greig you will be missed. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    up she goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a voice that will always be in ear! RIP

  • POSTED BY Ramansilva on | December 29, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    I was shocked to read the news of Tony Greig's passing away this morning. It was just a few months ago that we read about his lung cancer. It is not a secret that he positively commented on Sri Lankan Cricketers and spectators when others prefered to be patriotic. He also promoted Sri Lanka as a tourist destination. We always remember his promotion of Sri Lankan pineapple and king coconut. We Sri Lankans have lost a true friend and a de facto ambassador. May you attain eternal bliss dear Tony.

  • POSTED BY Dinesh-71 on | December 29, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    Really saddened by the sudden demise of by far one of the best commentators cricket ever had. Was a very colorful and a popular character.Hi s knowledge and ways of expression was incomparable. I express my condolences to his family.Good bye Tony. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    RIP sir :( you was a great man for entire cricket specially to the sri lankan cricket most loving commentator .. life is like that cant predict

  • POSTED BY Karnamkotil on | December 29, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    Oh No ! One of the greatest voices in cricket and will be sorely missed.

  • POSTED BY lethal007 on | December 29, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    Ahh... what a saddest news, His is my icon, he incresead my passion for cricket when i was child in early 90's. His voice will always echo in cricketing fans mind. The way he portrayed the cricketing moment is unbelivable. "Bowlede'm bowlede'm what a bowled" a thrilling voice by Mr. Greig when any fast bowler castle the timber. As a child we use to copy him in school in our cricketing discuaaion about every post Sharjha matches. Never seen him baised. Hatts off to you and R.I.P.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:53 GMT

    Sir ..Somehow u also made cricketer famous by your Electric Voice...You were like even as Sachin Batted in Sharjah and we had a privilege you were in Commentary Box ... Salute to the Man :) RIP Sir

  • POSTED BY Athar.Saeed on | December 29, 2012, 5:53 GMT

    May his soul RIP.

    Seen him doing commentary while grown up. He was so energetic, classy and respect full commentator. Commentary boxes where he once used to sit and the grounds where he once used to be there and the Cricketing world on the whole will always miss him.

    PS: He was great admirer of the talent which Pakistan Cricket has always got. Most enjoyed his live commentary when Waqar Younas and Wasim Akram used to bowl.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:53 GMT

    May his spul rest in peace a true legend.

  • POSTED BY Mehdi_shah on | December 29, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    Good night sweet prince. RIP. You will be missed.

  • POSTED BY VivtheGreatest on | December 29, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    RIP to a very good cricketer and a better commentator. His famous "we will make them grovel" remark to the West Indies team in 1976 and his subsequent crawling off the pitch after the final thrashing are the stuff of legend and shows the character of the man- able to take what he dished out , unlike many others. U will be missed, Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    Really shocked and grieved by hearing this news! May his soul rest in peace. He was such a good commentator.

  • POSTED BY crickketlover on | December 29, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    what a great personality in cricket world! I still remember his team touring India in the 70s and Tony Greig became so popular in India. It is a huge loss for the world of cricket. we will miss his commentary and his knowledge.

  • POSTED BY Yolk_Eater on | December 29, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    I never saw one footage of him playing cricket, I did not listen to much of his commetary, but whatever I listened to, it has remained in my mind. The moment I think of a commentator, the first name that comes to mind is his. Didn't expect that I would feel this sad at his passing away. RIP Tony!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    His commentary during Sharjah knocks of sachin was the best I have ever heard.. Will be missed dearly :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:50 GMT

    Television cricket spectators will miss your legendary commentary.RIP Tony Greig :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:50 GMT

    Never Again !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AltJywqPXFs

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:50 GMT

    Very sad news. Tony you will be missed for hundred of years!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    RIP Tony... The world of cricker remembers u for ever...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    you may rest in peace will miss your comentry than any body all the specially all the srilanka fans and cricket,

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    As if the destiny had written every word of this script ... ODI Cricket R.I.P.

    Tendulkar's Bat and Tony's Voice depart together

    The deadliest combo from Sharjah ... No more !!

    RIP Tony Grieg !!

  • POSTED BY voyageur on | December 29, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    a great cricketer a great personality a great entertainer. cricket has lost one of its stalwarts. rest in peace tony greig. u will always live in our memories.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    Dear Tony.. you made a foreign sport to us just like one of our own in the backyard. The passion, the vibrant enthusiasm, the humanity in your words glued Cricket fans world over across boundaries, nations and flags. You stood up for the justice. As a Sri Lankan Cricket fan, the many great things you've done to Sri Lanka could never be forgotten ever. I'm devastated, the game will be never be same as again. RIP Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    One of the best commentators of all time. R.I.P Tony!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig ;(

    You were what made those awesome Sachin innings and Wasim spells at Sharjah come to life. You were one of the many in the Channel 9 commentary team that made not just watching, but listening to cricket worthwhile. And you were the one who did what no one easily dares, you owned the BCCI and it's bullying policies at the Cowdrey Lecture. We'll miss you, cricket will miss you.

  • POSTED BY Widuror on | December 29, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    This is a very sad moment for all sri lankans

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    It is a sad day for Srilanka, you will be greatly missed with sorrow but with fond memories. You gave us courage , hope and confidence, to stand up against the rest of the world in cricket, you were our ambassador, you never failed to stand by us, on behalf of all srilankans, may you REST IN PEACE. PRINCE OF CRICKET.

  • POSTED BY ami_cric on | December 29, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    rest in peace TONY .We will never forget you.thank you for your enormous support and affection for sri lankan cricket.you immortal in Sri Lankan cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    it is shocking news for all Sri lankans.... he was a fascinating commentator and real gentleman..... you were a ambassdor for srilankan cricket. as much as we remember the famous 1996 wc viictory, you are remembered. Becaue you add the color to that team with your comments..and backed the team from commentary box and added names like master blaster,little kalu,captain cool...you will be always remembered. RIP dear TONY

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:44 GMT

    It's Not a Wrong If Cricinfo Post this as Srilanka Cricket News!! Such a Lovable Person for Us!! He is one of the Reason that Many Australians & Englishman Become as a Srilankan Cricket Lovers!! Great Ambassador for Cricket.. RIP Tony!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:44 GMT

    Your style of commentary was such a treat to our ears and we felt as if we were watching live from the grounds. We"ll really miss u Tony" RIP TONY GREG"

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:43 GMT

    A very good commentator , very honest man, sir we miss you

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    This is a huge loss for cricket and also things are not going well for SL cricket. We are losing test matches, poor governance of cricket, problems with SLC and the captain add to that we loose greatest icon and a true Sri Lankan cricket lover. Rest In Peace sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    RIP tony Grieg!!!! A true legend!! Great cricketer but he will always be remembered as the greatest commentator of the game of cricket, his voice had something in it which would attract us to our TV sets.Cricket has lost one of its most greatest personalities. Rest In Peace Tony. You will be missed.!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    RIP tony Grieg!!!! A true legend!! Great cricketer but he will always be remembered as the greatest commentator of the game of cricket, his voice had something in it which would attract us to our TV sets.Cricket has lost one of its most greatest personalities. Rest In Peace Tony. You will be missed.!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Sad day for the cricket enthusiast, he was an outstanding cricketing mind who was never shy of expressing himself. Great commentator.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:38 GMT

    May he rest in peace !!! Thank you for all the great memories Tony Greig ,We will miss you. To be honest it was a heart breaking news :( will never forget him hmmm

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:38 GMT

    How can you forget "Up she goes". Thank you for your Sweet memories

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:38 GMT

    As a sign of respect, all cricket lovers from around world should stick a car key into a lawn at 12 noon GMT on New Years Day. Sadly missed. RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:37 GMT

    The legend with a beautiful heart may your soul RIP...the most humblest of all..I'm sure the cricket fans all round the world gonna miss you..thank you for all the entertainment...we will never forget you....!

  • POSTED BY TheBlackMonk on | December 29, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    Sad to see him go such way! He has been my favorite commentator with authoritative voice in the box. RIP MR. Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY DilumSL on | December 29, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    This is really hard to believe. He was a great cricketer and great commentator and more than that a very good gentleman. Done a lot for SL cricket. Hats off to you sir. As a SL fans we will never forget you. I still remember in 1996 you were the only non Sri Lankan who predicted that SL will lift the cup. Thank you for every thing and RIP sir...

  • POSTED BY naz-shot on | December 29, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    Peter Reobuck, Tony Greig, We all miss you people a lot. Every soul has to return to its origin.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    DEVASTATED to hear about the unexpected death of Tony Greig! A wonderful commentator with a colorful character who's had a great bond with Sri Lankans and one of the best all-rounders of all-time. Rest In Piece sir! Cricket commentary won't be the same without you. :/

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    Tony Sir, really you are a great ambasaddor of cricket. Your astonishing voice, your outflying echoes, your cognizance on the cricket is unbelievable. You are a good supporter of Sri lankan Cricket and many youngsters from Sri lanka emerged through your encoragement. Your glittering words towards our own Laxman, Dravid, Kumble, Ganguly and Sachin are outstanding. Channel 9 without your voice is almost passive now. May your soul rest in peace.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    Good bye to a true legend of the game.. A great sportsman, terrific commentator; in fact my all time favourite and an all around Gentleman! RIP Tony Greig! Your voice, the spirit you brought in to cricket will truly be missed.. You Sir will always be remembered by Sri Lankans..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    Rest In Peace Tony ! We will never forget you! he was a humble man and love towards all nations was a point which can never be forgotten

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    RIP. Remember you best from the desert storm commentary.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    Tony Greig Passed Away!! RIP!! What a Great Asset You for Cricket!! I Cannot Forget When Sana Blasted 189 Innings In Sarjah Tony Was His Best!! You Legend Tony... Whole Cricketing World Will Miss You..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    He will always be missed for his genuinely joyful commentary stunts.... Cricket has lost its one of the greatest admirers,,,

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    He was the second best commentator after Ravi Shastri.

  • POSTED BY Sanga2014 on | December 29, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    Sri Lanka lost their best friend in cricket world

  • POSTED BY GoIndiaGooo on | December 29, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    RIP Tony.. I am great fan of your commentary.. A world cup match was just not a match without your commentary.. You were just so knowledgeable, entertaining and so much fun to listen to. Nobody can ever come close to you..You are the Bradman for commentators.

  • POSTED BY Sanga2014 on | December 29, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    Sri Lanka lost their best friend in cricket world

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    RIP.. Truly Human.... We badly miss you voice.. We never gonna hear it again... But you always in Heart of every Sri Lankan Cricket fan...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig, we will miss ur voice.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    It's great loss. Tony we ever love you. RIP

  • POSTED BY Balumekka on | December 29, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    This very very sad news brought tears. He is the greatest commentator all time, and was the most unbiased commentator I ever seen. R.I.P. big fellow, you will be remembered forever in hearts of millions of fans. He too played a big role in promoting cricket in Sri Lanka and promoting Sri Lankan cricket in international arena, hence becomes more important to me as a Sri Lankan. .

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Rest in Peace Tony Greig. Shocking to hear of your passing. The game just lost a favourite son.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    We will no more hear his entertaining voice saying "oh boy! what a shot"! His voice put all the passion that was out there in the stadium. Tony, we will miss you! RIP!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    RIP Tony!!! His voice of commenting ,Sachin Tendulkar" was awesome

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    We cricket lovers in Sri Lanka will miss you Tony. Your love for Sri Lanka made you an ambassador for tourism in Sri Lanka. Your contribution to cricket will never be forgotten. May you Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family members.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig..................We will miss on of the greatest commentator in cricket history.So Saaadddd.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    all SRILANKANs will be sad today. U will be missed a lot

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    Cricket on AIR will never be the same..........RIP Tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    Respect from India. Rest in Peace. Tony G.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    Tony Greig was the commentator I loved to hate. Most true fans, like me, shall miss him terribly.

  • POSTED BY abidsalim on | December 29, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    I remember how i used to love listening to his commentary. Its sad that cricket's most charismatic and energetic voice is no more! He added spark to the dullest of matches and brought it back to life. He was one of the most sought after cricket commentators and he will always remain my fav commentator. Thank you for all those memorable quotes and commentary. RIP

  • POSTED BY kitten on | December 29, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig....you will always be remembered with fomdness. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to his sorrowing family. May God grant them the courage, and the strength, to bear this sad loss.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    RIP Tony..You will be missed in the heart of every Sri Lankan fan..We love you and We respect you..

  • POSTED BY MariusSL on | December 29, 2012, 5:28 GMT

    Very Sad news...... It's like an high scoring Ashes Test match that finished in 2 day!!! You were so lively and loved by many, but left this world far too soon....

    The whole world, especially your loving fans of Sri Lanka will miss you greatly.

    May Eternal Rest be granted on to you....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:28 GMT

    RIP Tony !! We will miss you ! Cricket will miss you !

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    RIP Tony,as long as people talk about Sachin's desert storm innings,you will always be talked about.The best commentator there was and the best there ever will be.You will leave behind a huge void.Adieu Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    Sad news indeed! All cricket lovers will miss the clear and even comments of Mr. Tony Greig! We remember his grieving family and relatives at this time!

  • POSTED BY QingdaoXI on | December 29, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    Whenever Tony names comes in front" Flashes are Sharjah Storm is front of my Eyes". RIP Sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    i m gona miss ur commentary :( u were the best in my eyes... rest in peace....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    World No 1 Commentrator Very Very Shoke Great Man TONY GREIG RIP Mayan world end correct Sri lanka Fans

  • POSTED BY wijitha_srilanka on | December 29, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    Can not even believe this. The best commentator ever. Huge loss to world cricket. More than that a huge loss to Sri Lanka. We all cricket fans miss you Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    A sad day in the history of cricket . RIP Tony Greig , a brillant player and one of the most colourful commentators I have listened to . Tony , you will be missed .RIP Sir

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    We will surely miss you tony..... It was you who gave us the perfect voice when sachin used to hit the bowlers out of the stadiums.....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:24 GMT

    very sad to know this and offer deepest condolences to his family. he was a great ambassador to the game and will remain in our memories for a long time. RIP Tony Greig....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:24 GMT

    "In the air...oh he is caught...no he is dropped...and its a four"

    His Sharjah match still echoes in my ear...

    Miss u Tony Greig!!! RIP.

  • POSTED BY BDKu on | December 29, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    I always believed that Tony will win his battle with Cancer. But it was not to be. It is really sad to hear that we have lost this gentle giant. Sri Lankan cricket has lost one of its best supporters. Through thick and thin Tony has supported SL. We will miss you. Tony is more Sri Lankan than many Sri Lankans, so I guess it is appropriate to say " May you attain Nirwana". RIP. You will live in our hearts for ever.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig.. became a fan after his exciting commentary when Azharuddin went crazy on Ata-ur-Rahman in the last over in Sharjah. Absolute legend

  • POSTED BY Imran_Panjwani on | December 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    This is the biggest loss ever in the history of commentary, I would love to see Tony Craig and Bill Lawry commentary together, I miss U Tony

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    "oh he is caught...no he is dropped...and its a four"

    Miss u Tony Greig!!! RIP.

  • POSTED BY CricIndia208 on | December 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    One of my favourite commentators. RIP Tony Grieg.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    first tendulkar retires and now greig dies, cricket is lifeless right now.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    We will miss you big time! Thanks for all the commentaries you gave us uncle Tony. Rest in Peace :'-)

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    I very sad day indeed. Tony's passion and contribution to the world cricket was huge.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    Tony Greig dies of lung cancer

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    Really sad news... although I didn't watch him much playing cricket, I think he was the best commentator and a great person. He will be surely missed. RIP Tony!!

  • POSTED BY LillianThomson on | December 29, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    Another precious memory of Tony Greig has to be the gigantic foot he put in his mouth early in the summer of 1976.

    The West Indies had just lost 5-1 in Australia, and he famously commented that "when they're down, they grovel". And he intended to use the Dad's Army of Brian Close (45), John Edrich (39) and David Steele (oldest 34 year old in history) to achieve that.

    Unsurprisingly, Viv Richards, Michael Holding and their team-mates didn't appreciate hearing those words uttered in a South African accent. And the rest was history. But, to his credit, Greig took it on the chin like a man.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    I'm very saddened to hear of Tony's death. He was one of my favorite commentators, and I will always associate his voice with the joy of watching cricket.

    All the best to his family.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    shocked to hear dis news..RIP dear Sir.....we lost a great commentator and good fan of Little Kalu & Master Blaster....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    RIP Tony, he was one of my favourite and his voice no doubt glued us in front of the Tv sets. Huge loss

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    The BEST in the Commentary Box is no more.

  • POSTED BY gestapo on | December 29, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    It's all happening here,,,Sashin Tendulkar,,Whaddaplayer !!!!! The very voice keeps you glued to the TV,,,Miss u Tony Greig....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    A Great loss to the cricketing world!! A tall figure of the English cricket in the 70s whose test cricket life was cut short only b'cos he joined Kerry Packer's cricket circuit. May his soul rest in peace!!

  • POSTED BY Crickyboy on | December 29, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    This is a great surprise and heartbreaking news really. He was probably one of the most entertaining cricket commentators during the last two decades. Loved his commentary and you can always feel the cheer in his voice. Just saw how great his record is. 3600 test runs @ 40 against Lillee, Thomson, Roberts and Holding!!! and 141 wickets!.Respect. RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    my favourite commentator. We will miss him alot...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    "You were Cricket, there has never been a commentator like you and there never will be" we will never forget your great comments "What a tremendous shot" Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever. With deepest sympathy………………………….

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    RIP SIR, cricket world miss u!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:18 GMT

    what a sad moment i like much his comentry

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    This is turning out to be a very sad Saturday. Firstly the news of Amanat's death, which has brought so many Indians toi stand together for a cause and next is that of the a great cricketing personality in Tony. His going, going & gone is immortalized and will be remembered as long as cricket does. RIP Tony. Condolences to family & friends.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    So sad! Sachin's sixers and fours were glorified by you. The king retired and you retired too. Rest in peace Tony sir.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    A fantastic Commentator,we wil miss u tony.Rest in Peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    RIP the golden voice of cricket..You will be missed forever but never forgotten..Thank you for your iconic commentary Tony!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    RIP TONY u were a great Ambassador for sri lankan cricket, u made cute names for us ,such as ''little kalu'' u backed SL cricket we gonna miss uuuuuu badly...........

  • POSTED BY pankajkhalkar on | December 29, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    I still remember his words "whatttaaaplayylll" in Sharjah when Tendulkar was batting. We will Miss A Great Comemtator. RIP Tony Greig

  • POSTED BY nathangonmad on | December 29, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    RIP. Really sad. It was literally only the other day when I was wondering how he was. RIP Tony I wasn't alive to see you play but I always enjoyed your commentary.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    One of the greatest all rounders of the game. It was a great sight to watch him field at silly point and take some blinders, sometimes off the face of the bat. The world of cricket will surely miss this legend. RIP Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    Tony was one of the best commentators in the world and he was know for his straight forward approach and commentaries.

    He was very fond of Sri Lanka as a country and of course cricket and players of Sri Lanka.

    He loss is an irrecoverable one and I am very sad to think that we will never ever hear his great voice again.

    May he rest in peace!

  • POSTED BY Bangarraju2012 on | December 29, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    I'm shocked. He was the King of English Commentary

  • POSTED BY don104 on | December 29, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    It's really sad to hear that we lost one of the great commentators in the modern era.We will never forget you. RIP Tony Greig

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    RIP, the great commentator who bravely joined hands with Kerry Packer and ultimately helped change the color of cricket

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    Great Cricketer and the Great Commentator. I Remembered when current Ind vs Pak series decided he told that I will come to watch all matches whether he doing commentary or not.. I miss him very much.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    RIP , thanks for entertaining us "You little beauty"

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig...................................

  • POSTED BY Attractivue on | December 29, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    So sad, he was my favourite commentator :( RIP Tony, we'll miss you!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    One of my favorite commentators ..always enjoyed his banter with bill lawry in the channel 9's iconic commentary team ..not to mention,a very successful cricketer in his own right and a very successful English test captain..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    RIP Tony. A fantastic commentator, cricket fans all around the globe will miss him for sure.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    Very very sad news. Great player & commentator. Everywhere from Kerry Packer to IPL..... We miss you Tony.

  • POSTED BY zenboomerang on | December 29, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    Tony Greig - a big character, always in your face & never backed away from anything - off the field he gave generously of his time to cricket, cricketers & many other organisations - you will be sadly missed by many...

    "Requiescat In Pace"...

  • POSTED BY Shafi79 on | December 29, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    RIP Tony ... you will always be fondly remembered by the sri lankans ...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    Rest in Peace Tony.. u r one of best commentator.. we will miss ur voice forever..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    OMG ! just saw this link on the CRICINFO chrome widget & clicked on the link to check whether it was the great tony greig i knew or someone else.. i was praying that please let it be another Tony Greig..not him.. fut unofortunately... i m deeply saddened .. RIP u legend..we will miss ur voice in the COM BOX !!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    Really really sad news.A great commentator.will miss his great voice. RIP ....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    A king among men, hands down the best commentator of all time, you will be sorely missed sir, cricket is poorer without him

  • POSTED BY sl_blood on | December 29, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    the best commentator ever by a country mile ....the memory of you commentating will never fade from our hearts..rest in peace

  • POSTED BY dipiwfm on | December 29, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    Will never hear your reverberating sound. RIP Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    one of the best commentators - especially the six from sachin on warne's bowling in sharjah 1998, i can't forget that voice appraising the six. I am really sad to hear this. Your commentary will be missed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    One of the Best TV commentator I have watched. Pleasing character. May he attain Nibbana. RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    oh very hard 2 belive..anyway RIP Tony...we will miss you lot!! Sri Lanka love you Mr"absolutley ....."

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    Great cricketer, great commentator. R I P tony, we will miss you.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    i will miss him he great mane

  • POSTED BY djzan on | December 29, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    MAY ALLAH EASE HIS NEXT JOURNEY..... A very sad day in cricket history and also in commentry....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    RIP... whole of sri lanka is saddened by this news... he was very close to the hearts of many especially in sri lanka..

  • POSTED BY Sooryan_Indian on | December 29, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    Shocking to hear this...R.I.P Tony Greig.... We use to watch matches (boring ones) just to listen to Tony and Boycott commentary. Cricket has definitely lost one of its mesmerising voice. He was not only a commentator but also a mentor, respected journal for cricket.. 2012 is a bad year for cricket...

  • POSTED BY bishnoi.m29 on | December 29, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    We all will miss you Tony Greig.. A legendary voice, which made cricket far more intresting and added exictement to it. No one can forget 'IN THE AIR" OR "THERE SHE GOES".. Still echoing in me is your voice when Sachin played 2 great one day innings versus australia in sarjah.. My all time favourite commentator. you will be missed always. R.I.P. Mr Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    We miss you Tony. Great player & commentator.

  • POSTED BY VishaalBhat on | December 29, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    Tony Greig: I still remember his commentary especially his catch phrase "They're dancing in the aisles". The Tendulkar Desert Storm was made more memorable for me because of his voice!!

  • POSTED BY SJShah on | December 29, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    Very Sorry News....! Majority of Pakistani Cricket Fans Loves Tony's commentary. We all will miss him….

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    One of the all time great commentators of cricket.. RIP Tony.. Loved his voice. Made the Sachin Innings in sharjah iconic thru his commentary. I am pretty sure his commentary on that innings has made it unforgettable. No other commentator could have done it.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig!!!Great Person and Will Miss His great Commentry Big Time

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    It is a SAD DAY in the history of cricket game....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    RIP Sir, you will always be in our hearts....!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    A Great cricketer and more than that a great sportsman who always respects opponents and fans all over the world. A good friends of many indian players and indian cricket fans.

  • POSTED BY LillianThomson on | December 29, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    Two of my favourite memories of Tony Greig are his interaction with Indian and Australian crowds.

    He was adored in India, because of his playful interactions with spectators, and he was a thoroughly good sport, which surprised people who expected him to behave like an agent of Apartheid.

    In Australia he would make convict gestures to the rowdier sections of the crowd, but again it was generally taken with the light-heartedness which was intended.

    Unfortunately, he had no such relationship with the MCC, and the surviving administrators of the day should hang their heads in shame for having kept generations of cricketers in poverty, and for having sent Greig out into the wilderness for challenging that.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    Tony Greig dies from lung cancer

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    Feel sad to hear about death of Tony Greg. He was not only solid cricketer, he was good man too.

  • POSTED BY From1990 on | December 29, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    A very sad day. Your death will be missed by thousands of fans of your commentary.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    one of my legends, ill miss him alot

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    RIP Friend. You were great!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    Sad news...RIP Tony Greig, a commentating legend!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    Rest In Peace :( :( Tony, i used to watch old cricket matches only to hear your thunder bolting commentary.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    so sad to hear the loss of the grerat Tony Greig. May his soul R.I.P.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    We miss a great commentator....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    R I P - tony - one of the greatest describer of the game and also an accomplished player. he was unique in many ways - he was brand by himself. his height always attracted all with his spontaneous smile and comment. he will be remembered for ever. :)

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    Easily my favourite of the old four. What a loss to cricket broadcasting! You'll be sadly missed Greiggy. His loss is as sad and sudden as Roebuck's last year.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    Great Shock.. May his soul Rest in Peace...Our Thoughts and Prayers are with his Family and Friends

    We (SL Fans) will always miss you and we will always live in our hearts..

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    This is a sad news. Tony Greig was one of the most exciting commentators. Now that he is no more, watching cricket on television will never be the same again. RIP Tony Greig

  • POSTED BY Mitcher on | December 29, 2012, 5:04 GMT

    Devoted his life to the game. Enough said...

  • POSTED BY gsamiru on | December 29, 2012, 5:04 GMT

    RIP Great Tony ......... SL will miss you ever ........... !

  • POSTED BY sanjeevbiswal1984 on | December 29, 2012, 5:04 GMT

    RIP Tony...Will miss ur commentary.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:04 GMT

    So sad news for sri lankan fans because we loss our legend commentator

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    Rip tony Grieg. Legend. Will never forget the pitch reports.

  • POSTED BY Chris_P on | December 29, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    We'll miss you, big fella. You were the main player behind WSC, the legacy being the players receiving the benefits they do today. May your legacy never be forgotten. RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    Rip tony Grieg. Legend. Will never forget the pitch reports.

  • POSTED BY I-Like-Cricket on | December 29, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    This has really come out the blue for a memeber of the general public, it was only the other day I was chatting to my mates about him since they were talking about him on the channel 9 commentary. Feeling for his family in their time of grief. A South African man who captained England and made his home in Sydney, hopefully all the Aussies, English and even South African's wear black arm bands in his memory.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    shocked to hear this... may his soul rest in peace

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    what an irreplacable loss

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    we mssd a great commentator in the world

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    Indeed a sadiest hour ... Very very very sad news. Feels like it is untrue and he will up again in the commentary box .

  • POSTED BY vladtepes on | December 29, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    sleep easy, man. eternal rest grant unto him, o Lord, and let perpetual shine upon him, and may he rest in peace. amen.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig.. great loss to cricketing fraternity.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    RIP for Tony Greig, a a great ear of great commentary finished......u will be always in our heart..!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    He was one of the best commentator of the era.we will miss him.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    the entire cricketing world will miss you tony

  • POSTED BY LillianThomson on | December 29, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    Tony Greig was my first cricketing hero in the mid-70s, and I was the proud owner of his books "Cricket" and "Test Cricket".

    He was an excellent batting all-rounder - who famously took 13 wickets in a Test in the West Indies - and he was a true leader of men, whose association with Kerry Packer led international cricketers out of poverty.

    A marvellous cricketer and man. And let's not forget Kerry Packer, who stuck to his promise of a "job for life" for Greig, Lawry and Benaud.

    RIP - and thanks for the memories.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    god will rest his soul in heaven

  • POSTED BY Robster1 on | December 29, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    Truly terrible news - Greig was literally one of the giants of the game and close to being the best all rounder ever to play for England. Most unfairly maligned but you rarely heard anything but sincere praise from those who played with him. RIP big man

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:57 GMT

    we missd a great commentator

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:57 GMT

    heart breaking news really..SAD to hear it..RIP Tony..you will be missed..!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:57 GMT

    Shocking news :( probably the best commentator of all time, Srilankan fans will miss him alot, May his soul rest in peace :)

  • POSTED BY psprasa on | December 29, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    Rest in peace tony u will be dearly missed, it's sad day for entire cricket world

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    This is so Sad. May you attain Nibbana sir!!! :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    RIP Greigy. You were one of the best of your era (though often unsung) -- as a player and as a commentator. Channel 9's team will miss you, and so will millions all over the world.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    very sad news...............

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    Shocking news in the morning :( Rest in Peace Tony you are real gentlemen of cricket. Cricket world miss you. my favorites commentator since my childhood.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    RIP the Great commentator.......Still we here your words...!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    What a great person cricketer and personality RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    Ohh Dear, we Sri Lankan fans will definitely miss him, Every good thing has to come to an end, here is a another one

  • POSTED BY cricketkumar on | December 29, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    It's shocking! He was one of my favorite commentators. RIP Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    A Towering personality standing at Silly point while GR Viswanath bats... A man who carried Vishy on his shoulders when Vishy scored a century.. Whipping boy of Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box.. Right hand man of Kerry Packer! We will miss your 'magical voice' in the commentary, Tony! RIP

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    RIP Tony!!!!!.... We Miss a great commentator....

  • POSTED BY Chennai_Voice on | December 29, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Rest in Peace Tony Greig! Still remembers his voice during the matches!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Shocked!!

    He is my and many people's favourite commentator.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Such a Great Commetator!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    RIP, TG...We Lankans love u always, and always and always.... :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    R.I.P Tony...We miss you

  • POSTED BY msg90 on | December 29, 2012, 4:51 GMT

    RIP Tony. You will be missed by the cricketing community.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:51 GMT

    What a gentlement to loose. Deepest sympathies for Tony's family. We love u Tony.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    a sudden sad news TONY is no more people of this generation will miss a sensational commentator and a noteable cricketer of 70's.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    oh my god ......... how can i watch cricket with out this golden voice

  • POSTED BY SumraZafar on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    We would miss you Tony! God Bless!!

  • POSTED BY straight_drive4 on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    This is such a shame. I'm going up miss his battles with bill Lawry. RIP big fella

  • POSTED BY Manan_Batra on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    Really sad to hear the news. One of the most loved cricket experts. He will always be missed. Still can't get off my mind Tony Grieg's Commentary while Sachin Tendulkar's batting during the Sharjah Sandstorm Innings against Australia. WhattaCombination it was!

  • POSTED BY DRChamara on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    RIP Tony....Thank u for supporting Sri Lankan Cricket during the tough times....Ur affection for our country will never be forgotten....

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    RIP ! True gentleman respected by all Sri Lankans !

  • POSTED BY vswami on | December 29, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    This is really sad. There was no indication from anyone in media that it was this serious. It also puts in perspective Yuvi's fight against cancer last year.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    Sad news...RIP Tony Greig, a commentating legend!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    ohhh no... What a Sad News ... :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! m shocked to read this it is a great loss for cricket. A very Elegant and great man i always admire his personality. Really love his voice and really enjoyed listening him. May his soul rest in peace. It is big loss for cricket .... a part from highlights never gona listen his commentary again which is so sad.

  • POSTED BY jamfai on | December 29, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    Tong Greig was a great man and extremely well respected. I hope God gives strength to his family. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    Good bye to a true legend of the game! A great sportsman, terrific commentator and an all around Gentleman! R.I.P Tony Greig

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    Gutted to hear this...he was a great voice in cricket, always enjoyed his work, thoughts go to his friends and family. R.I.P

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    May he rest in Peace, he was one of my fav commentators

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    May his soul rest in peace. Great person. Will miss his wonderful commentry.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    RIP Tony Greig. you will always be remembered by SL fans.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    Deepest sympathies to Greig family. He was one of the best commentators and he was admired by Sri Lankans.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    RIP....tony greig....we all cricket fans will miss u...

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:44 GMT

    Sad moment in the world of cricket and commentary. RIP Tony Greig.

  • POSTED BY Biggus on | December 29, 2012, 4:44 GMT

    RIP Greigy, cricket has lost one of it's most singular characters. Anyone who remembers him taunting Lillee and Thommo on the 74/75 tour down here knows what an uncompromising competitor he was. While the rest of that team was trying to avoid eye contact with the terrible duo he was baiting them by signalling his own fours. I didn't always agree with you but I never doubted the strength of your convictions.

  • POSTED BY derpherp on | December 29, 2012, 4:44 GMT

    What a shame...You fought it all the way to the end big fella. You will always be part of Australian Cricket folklore. RIP mate. Thoughts are with your family

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    Very Sad and we badly miss one of the best Commentators around the WORLD. RIP tony!

  • POSTED BY cisco420 on | December 29, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    A very sad news indeed....RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    Thats Sad :( RIP Tony !!

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    U r the best commentator I had ever seen and heard......Thanks for your voice and thanks for the revolution you brought in to in to cricket with the help of Nine network...RIP tony Greig

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    A fantastic player as well an awsome commentator

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    RIP , you will be missed

  • POSTED BY HaroonAfaq on | December 29, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    Oh God. Such a tragic news :(

  • POSTED BY Greg-Willson on | December 29, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    So very sad. Much love to his family at this time

  • POSTED BY Greg-Willson on | December 29, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    So very sad. Much love to his family at this time

  • POSTED BY HaroonAfaq on | December 29, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    Oh God. Such a tragic news :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    RIP , you will be missed

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    A fantastic player as well an awsome commentator

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    U r the best commentator I had ever seen and heard......Thanks for your voice and thanks for the revolution you brought in to in to cricket with the help of Nine network...RIP tony Greig

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    Thats Sad :( RIP Tony !!

  • POSTED BY cisco420 on | December 29, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    A very sad news indeed....RIP.

  • POSTED BY on | December 29, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    Very Sad and we badly miss one of the best Commentators around the WORLD. RIP tony!

  • POSTED BY derpherp on | December 29, 2012, 4:44 GMT

    What a shame...You fought it all the way to the end big fella. You will always be part of Australian Cricket folklore. RIP mate. Thoughts are with your family

  • POSTED BY Biggus on | December 29, 2012, 4:44 GMT

    RIP Greigy, cricket has lost one of it's most singular characters. Anyone who remembers him taunting Lillee and Thommo on the 74/75 tour down here knows what an uncompromising competitor he was. While the rest of that team was trying to avoid eye contact with the terrible duo he was baiting them by signalling his own fours. I didn't always agree with you but I never doubted the strength of your convictions.