Ex- English cricket skipper Tony Greig, who made his name as a TV commentator after playing career, has disclosed he’s struggling with lung cancer. “I have had a couple of scrapes in my life and this is a different one,” Greig advised Australia’s Sunday Telegraph. “Vivian (his wife) and I are going to put the boxing gloves on and fight this like we have never fought anything before.”
The paper reports that Greig, 66, 1st became aware he’d a problem during Australia’s ODI series against Pakistan in Dubai in August and Sept, on which he was commentating. Initially identified as having bronchitis in May, the condition lingered and, by the time of the ICC World T20 that ended in Sri Lanka recently, Tony Greig had tests that disclosed a small lesion at the base of his right lung. On his return to Australia a fortnight ago, he’d fluid removed from the right lung. Testing disclosed he’d lung cancer.
Tony Greig, a right-handed middle-order batsman and medium-fast seamer, made his Test debut for England against Australia in 1972 and scored 3,599 Test runs, including 8 centuries, and took 141 wickets.