Watch how Geoffrey Boycott’s fellow commentator played a prank on him
Geoffrey Boycott, who is currently covering the England vs South Africa Test series for BBC s iconic Test Match Special, was wound up by his fellow commentator Jonathan Agnew.
Most of us do remember Sachin Tendulkar s 100th international hundred, but there were others too who were milestone driven and Geoffrey Boycott is amongst them. He has 151 First-Class centuries. Geoffrey Boycott achieved the landmark century number 100 in an Ashes Test in the front of his home crowd at Leeds. It was also Boycott s last Test hundred in his 24-year long career. Come 11th August, the milestone century will complete its 40 years and the Boycott family is commemorating the occasion with a charity dinner at his house.
Boycott, who is currently covering the England vs South Africa Test series for BBC s iconic Test Match Special, was wound up by his fellow commentator Jonathan Agnew.
When @Aggerscricket received a 'press release', @GeoffreyBoycott wasn't expecting what was to follow...#bbccricket pic.twitter.com/4poNOfQRlN
Test Match Special (@bbctms) July 31, 2017
Agnew referred to one of Boycott s 100 hundreds, which he scored against a Rest of the World side at The Oval. The game was demoted from Test status to a First-Class status, and according to a press release , the game is now even stripped of its First-Class status. One meticulously crafted detail led to another, and soon, Boycott was left fuming, calling it "a load of tripe" and "absolutely ridiculous".
After a while, Agnew and his co-commentator asked Boycott if the commemorative function on August 11 would be cancelled, now that it was "under false pretences". This agitated Boycott a bit more and he called it a "complete mess . Finally, after successfully executing the prank, Agnew signed it off saying it was also a complete wind-up, Geoffrey . It was really a well-played prank by Agnew and his team.