Anthony William Greig
Anthony William Greig is a former England cricketer who hails from Queenstown, South Africa.
Tony Greig was born in 1946, and was an all rounder bowler with a medium pace and spin off bowling style. This right handed bats man started his cricket career in the year 1972 with his debut test match against Australia on 8th of June.
He completed his education at Queens College, Queenstown, South Africa, where his talent got noticed and he got a trial at Sussex when he was 19. He played for Border team (1965 -1970), Sussex team (1966–1978) and Eastern Province in the year 1970-1972.
With his excellent performance he became the captain of England cricket team from 1975 to 1977. Apart from this he also became the captain of Sussex County. With the help of his previous experience and conscious effort Tony Greig scored 103 against India in Calcutta on a broken pitch
Tont Greig got in to controversy because of helping Kerry Packer to start World Series Cricket at the cost of his England cricket team’s captaincy. Tony Greig took up the cricket commentator’s job and presently he is one of the most sought after cricket commentators. Greig even made his comments for Channel Four (UK). Currently he is hosting a weekly podcast (The Tony Greig Show), which covers international cricket matters.
His performance was on peak during his captaincy career in 1976-77, he scored century against India at Lord’s.