But if the outer responses were calm, the fury within the Indian camp and among Indian fans was reportedly red-hot, and after the game, O’Keeffe ‘clarified’. Either incapable of being honest with himself, or capable of deliberately misleading the fans he claims to serve, O’Keeffe has shown himself as unworthy of being a commentator. By now the laughter had mostly stopped, but O’Keeffe carried on. O'Keefe is a buffoon. The Ranji Trophy comments stung the most. How well do you remember the 2003/04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy? 31. Raheem Sterling exposed how the media’s differing treatment of sports stars based on the colour of their skin encourages fans to do the same. Had he doubled down, pointed out the run inflation that some feel exists in Indian domestic cricket perhaps, as Mark Waugh did, while acknowledging that he shouldn’t have called into question the professionalism of the players in the competition, he would have kept some his professional integrity. u/KingKrapp. This actually happened. He, and his fellow commentators, wouldn’t find it funny if they didn’t believe on some level that Indian first-class cricket was worthy of ridicule. Still, with Clarke on 299 and the crowd hushed, the inner-schoolboy took control: ''I think he should go ramp shot … how good would that be?'' The first is met with a dismissive eye-roll. Tickled pink … Kerry O'Keeffe has carved a niche in the radio commentary game with his rare ability to amuse people from all walks of life.Credit:Brendan Esposito. Conversely, O'Keeffe has no self-consciousness and an endearing self-deprecation - as you might expect of a man who, like most leg-spinners, often suffered sunburn on the roof of the mouth watching the ball sail over his head. Kerry O’Keefe. Batsmen with 50-plus scores in D/N Tests. But if that routine did not scale comedic heights, O'Keeffe remains a welcome counterpoint to the pomposity of some cricket commentary and writing, which plays to the pretension of the game's conservatives. Check out a few tweets below. 7 years ago. As it proved unfair to judge Ricky Ponting's current capabilities on the strength of recent failures, it would be unfair to judge O'Keeffe's successful broadcasting career on the strength of a day's play. However, despite the fact that his 76-run innings got him a place in the record books, Australian commentator Kerry O’Keefe found a reason to ridicule him on television. The second, Kerry O'Keeffe's trademark laugh, is the subject of as much earnest debate among the cricket cognoscente as whether Victor Trumper strapped on his left or right pad first. And he certainly wasn’t joking. It's Kerry O'Keeffe and, yes, he is as funny as he thinks he is. #AUSvIND - Manya (@CSKian716) 26 December 2018. Listen free to Kerry O'Keeffe – Unplugged (The Laugh, "A Rare Edition Of A Book" (Jim Maxwell) and more). “‘When you do open your canteen, he wants to come and smell the coffee. For those unaware, O’Keeffe, a former Australia leg-spinner with a Test bowling average of 38, now a Fox Cricket commentator, courted controversy by poking fun at India’s first-class competition, the Ranji Trophy, stoked the fire with another joke about how hard Indian names are to pronounce on the fourth day, before issuing a statement after the conclusion of the Test. Quiz! Commentating doyen Jim Maxwell remains a reliable sidekick, even trumping O'Keeffe yesterday with the line of the day (borrowed from Twitter) upon Australia's declaration: ''It's not the first time Michael Clarke has given up chasing Lara.''. Mark Waugh also said "his average in India is 50 which is like 40 in Australia" — 1 Tip 1 Hand (Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast) (@1tip1hand) December 26, 2018 It is not what I represent…I was being entirely tongue in cheek.”. Uproarious laughter from O'Keeffe, despite Bhogle's request for an explanation. Guffaw guffaw. In fact, O’Keeffe is laying the blame squarely on those interpreting, those Indian fans whose reaction he claims to be “devastated by”. You may not laugh at the joke but I deny anyone to not laugh at his laughter! During this Test, a group of Australian fans were ejected for making racist chants, shouting “Show us your visa” at the Indian fielders. Kerry O'Keeffe's vast knowledge forms the basis of an anecdote-spiced presentation sure to have you laughing your socks off one minute and searching within the next. I thought we’d got rid of this rubbish with 9 losing the gig. It’s not an easy thing to do, to come to terms with our own failings, and O’Keeffe does deserve a small amount of credit for his apology for the ‘Cheteshwar Jadeja’ mix-up. “When the moment arrived, I stuffed it up,” he said. Archived. Cackling O'Keeffe's as funny as he sounds. Kerry O'Keefe on ch 7 - Comedy GOLD !! Was trying to undermine Mayank's domestic record. @cricketcomau @bhogleharsha #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Kuzm63t3m8, — Hiren patel (@Hirensyd) December 26, 2018. Client Testimonials We shouldn’t be talking about Kerry O’Keeffe right now. Call 0055-youvebeenrippedoff :lol::lol::lol: OVP, Jul 13, 2005 Adelaide Barmies (@AdelaideBarmies) December 26, 2018. The second, Kerry O'Keeffe's trademark laugh, is the subject of as much earnest debate among the cricket cognoscente as whether Victor Trumper strapped on his left or right pad first. The worst piece of racist commentary I’ve ever seen. Everyone has held ill-informed opinions and made jokes they should not have based on them. Part Bond villain, part drunken uncle at Christmas lunch. Worse still, without retribution, he has paved the way for others to follow him down his prejudiced path. Discussion in 'Cricket' started by OVP, Jul ... the photo of Squires, O'Keefe and MacGill with a little button on it that replays O'Keefe's laugh over and over was true comedy gold. Maybe you had to be there. That laugh.No ode to the commentary of Kerry O’Keeffe’s could fail to mention that damned laugh. Insert iconic Kerry O’Keefe laugh here. However, when he concentrated on the game he showed insight born of a career at the highest level together … His open letter does nothing to dispel this and makes it apparent that he thinks that the opinion you’re expressing doesn’t matter as long as you’re doing it behind the veil of a joke. But O'Keeffe is one of the few who would dare say it. Good enough to endure the five-second delay between radio commentary and TV pictures (I am yet to engage the necessary digital gadgetry to put word and action in sync). “He [Mayank] has got a message for Kerry,” said Shastri. Tickled pink … Kerry O'Keeffe has carved a niche in the radio commentary game with his rare ability to amuse people from all walks of life. First change? If Jimmy Anderson finishes playing cricket and they make him do England Women to get his stripes, it will be the biggest crying shame in the world, South Africa-England combined T20I team selector, England Test team of the 1990s team selector. Supposedly, the great partnership of this Test was not Ponting and Clarke, but O'Keeffe and Indian colleague Harsha Bhogle. Far from absolving him of the wrongs of his jokes, Kerry O’Keeffe’s open letter exacerbates them. Pretty sure this will be the last commentary stint for O’Keefe. Was trying to undermine Mayank's domestic record. Fox Cricket commentator Kerry O’Keeffe has penned an open letter of apology to Indian cricket fans after receiving a heated reaction to a joke made between overs on day one in Melbourne. If you enjoyed this story, please share with your fellow cricket fans and team-mates. O'Keeffe speaks directly to the equally engaged man in the outer, while allowing the scandalised stats geeks and matrons to feel a little bit naughty. “I am coming to terms with how negatively those words have been interpreted,” he wrote in an open letter on Fox Sports. And they’ve got the spinner as well, the casual uni student.”, Here’s Kerry O’Keefe ridiculing standard of #RanjiTrophy for a cheap laugh. He would still have been wrong – Agarwal’s triple-century came in the unarguably high-quality Group A of the Ranji Trophy, while the fact that Agarwal outscored the Australian top three by himself, and that India have retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy with a game to play should be evidence enough of the strength of their domestic cricket – but he could at least have looked himself in the eye. But in failing to acknowledge the intention behind his joke on the first day, in citing his Indian friend – “I have worked alongside my dear friend and colleague Harsha Bhogle for almost 25 years” – as if this somehow makes him unable of being prejudiced, O’Keeffe made his error far worse. Some might feel the mis-step minor, and the lack of apology forgivable. 23 tracks (58:20). The kitchen hand. The answers: Just to shut you up, Australia are ''winning''. Posted by. Kerry O'Keefe, Harsha Bhogle, and the Naga Chilli - ABC Grandstand [Audio] Close. Kerry had the audience in stitches with his anecdotes. Get the latest news, recommended reading and offers sent to your inbox. Sounds like still living in colonial era #BoxingDayTest #INDvsAUS - Dilipsinh Abda (@dilipsinhabda) 26 December 2018. The pair were cricketing yin and yang in alternate half-hour stints. He was known for his humorous anecdotes, told in the manner of an after dinner speech at a cricketers club, and his distinctive laugh. Kerry O’Keefe saying “Why would you call your kid Cheteshwar Jadeja?” accompanied with cackled laughter. O’Keefe is a buffoon. Refreshing to have a celebrity point the finger at himself, laugh and share his cricketing experiences with others.” It should be remembered that Skull did open the batting for his country in the famous Centenary test in 1977; he did take 53 test scalps; and he can boast a top score of 85. Kerry O'Keeffe's vast knowledge forms the basis of an anecdote-spiced presentation sure to have you laughing your socks off one minute and searching within the next. Seemingly small statements, especially when made to vast audiences from platforms such as O’Keeffe’s help entrench misguided prejudices and lead to bigger consequences. he asked Bhogle, who had provided that description of the Indian Prime Minister. and ''What's that high-pitched cackle?''. “That interpretation is not who I am. However, reportedly, O'Keeffe was in rare form. The man with the most distinctive laugh in the electronic media is both entertaining and provocative. The 24-Test leg-spinner is famous for his tongue-in-cheek humour during his commentary career which began on ABC Grandstand. Was trying to undermine Mayank's domestic record. Kerry O'Keefe entertained the crowd at Gulgong RSL Club on Saturday night at the Gulgong Terriers Sportsman Dinner.  Kerry regaled the audience with stories from his life experiences and laughter filled the room as this legend of cricket and commentary entertained all in attendance.  Kerry's cricket career commenced in 1961 and concluded in 1981; throughout his … But nothing happens in a vacuum, especially in Australia, where cricketers and ex-cricketers are placed on a pedestal, and where immigration panic is at a premium. He had earlier spotted Michael Clarke walking to the nets. United before lunch, the switch was flicked to vaudeville when Bhogle dared O'Keeffe to eat a hot chilli. Shameful bunch. Virat Kohli Breaks VVS Laxman’s Record, Moves Second on List of Most International Runs by an Indian Against Australia. Him of the wider malaise, they serve to increase it too day of. Can you tell an 'extrovert economist '? '' laugh is completely infectious yin and yang in half-hour. 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