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Cricket world pays tribute as Ian Chappell retires from commentary, reaction

Former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell has called an end to his 45-year commentary career, retiring from a glittering career behind the microphone.

The 78-year-old Chappell, who came to prominence as a commentator alongside the likes of Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry and Tony Greig on the legendary Channel 9 team, finally made the decision to hang up the microphone.

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Chappell, who has been commentating on ABC Grandstand and Macquarie Radio in recent summers, told the Sydney Morning Herald he had been thinking about retiring for some time.

“I had a minor stroke a few years back and I got off lucky. But it just makes everything harder,” Chappell said.

“And I just thought with all the travel and walking up stairs and things like that, it’s all just going to get…

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