PODCAST: Ian Smith reflects on his life in cricket commentary
He enjoyed an illustrious acting career for New Zealand but to many around the planet Ian Smith would probably be best called’Smithy’. Here is his story…
During England’s tour of New Zealand, Sky Sports presenter Ian Ward caught up with all the 62-year-old to take a look back to his time at the game – both on the pitch and also in the comment box.
Packed about the game with anecdotes and opinions, this can be Smithy at his enthralling – none more so when talking about his adventure of commentating about the 2019 World Cup Final where the hosts were being taken about by his home team.
Giving an insight to exactly what it was like phoning the climactic minutes, he explained:”I had some particular moments as a player but I could comprehensively mention that was the most remarkable thing that I’ll ever do with regard to cricket commentary ever.”
Maybe he’ll also watch it back 1 day!