Gary Neville tries cricket commentary during Ashes

Neville tries cricket commentary
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Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville tried his hand at cricket commentary during a visit to Old Trafford on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test.

Former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville visited the Sky Cricket team today.

The 38-year-old assisted Nasser Hussain for a short stint of cricket commentary during the ongoing third Ashes test between England and Australia at Old Trafford.

Neville, who played 400 games for United in a 19-year career, was also a talented cricketer and once played with former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden in a local game in 1992.

"It was nerve-racking for the first part but Nasser got me through it, thankfully," he told Sky Sports News.

"I love the cricket - it was fantastic - and coming from the football side of things it was great to see how Sky Cricket works. The professionalism and how you see things quickly was fantastic; it got me back into it again.

"I think the technology you're now using in cricket and we use in football is fantastic; we use it for a reason to give the viewer, the fan, a better experience."

Neville's younger brother, Phil, was a talented cricketer as well, and captained England at the Under-14 and Under-15 levels before concentrating on football.

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