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Ex-Oz Test spinner Kerry O'Keeffe announces retirement from commentating

Sydney, Dec 28 : The retirement announcement of former Australian Test leg-spinner Kerry O'Keeffe as a commentator dominated social media on Friday.


The popularity of 64-year-old O'Keeffe, who bowled his last Test delivery 36 years ago, on Twitter and Facebook was a telling reflection of his appeal from youngsters to cricket history buffs to hard core technicians who appreciated his knowledge of the technical side of the game.

According to News.com.au, O'Keeffe announced on air during the second day of the MCG Test that his time has now come to retire as a commentator from Test matches so that someone else can now have 'a crack' at his place.

Stating that he is feeling 'his age', O'Keeffe further said that he 'did not have a bean' when he started and was 'virtually unemployed' doing casual jobs.

O'Keeffe spent 13 years as an expert commentator with the ABC, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 28-12-2013)

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