The Story Behind Bishop's Unforgettable Call


Vision emerges of David Lloyd insisting Ian Bishop commentates the final moments of the World T20 final

As the Windies produced a spectacular comeback victory to triumph the World Twenty 20 final, another fantastic story was playing out in the commentary box at Kolkata's Eden Gardens.

Video has emerged on social media of former England player David Lloyd and former West Indies fast-bowler Ian Bishop at the microphone during the memorable final over, at the start of which England were heavy favourites with 19 runs needed from six balls.

It was Lloyd who took the reins for the first three balls of the over, which were deposited over the boundary rope with ease by Windies allrounder Carlos Brathwaite to sensationally bring the scores level.

With the Windies suddenly on course for a remarkable victory, the vision from the commentary box shows Lloyd insisting that Bishop take over the lead commentary role for what proved to be the final ball of the match.

And Bishop, who played 43 Tests and 84 one-day internationals during a decorated nine-year international career with the Windies, delivered a call that will long be remembered.

"Carlos Brathwaite! Carlos Brathwaite!!!" Bishop screamed as the allrounder hammered the match-sealing six.

"Remember the name!"

Being at the microphone for the history-making victory was no doubt a special moment for Bishop, who has watched on from the commentary box as the once great cricket power he represented with distinction has struggled for most of the past decade.

And Lloyd's gesture was not lost on the 48-year-old.