Sydney, Dec 26: Former Australian Test captain Bill Lawry has tipped a celebratory tone for the fans during the Boxing Day and the final Ashes Test in Sydney given the scintillating performances of the Australian players, who are leading the series 3-0.
The Channel Nine commentary box elder statesman is back in the chair and behind the microphone at the MCG from Boxing Day for the fourth Ashes Test, with the team suffering from the absence of Richie Benaud, slowly recovering from his accident, and the death of Tony Greig.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Lawry said that the ticket sales indicate that there are 80,000 to 85,000 people in the fourth Ashes Test and they are coming to see the country’s players like David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson set the field on fire.
Lawry was on hand at the MCG last year to present debutant bowler Jackson Bird with his baggy green cap on Boxing Day and reminding Clarke’s players to enjoy themselves despite pressure and expectation with the words ‘never forget it’s only a game’. (ANI)