Former Manchester United captain and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville who was one of the best right-backs of his generation has now ventured into doing expert analysis on another game which he loves with all his heart, cricket. Gary Neville was a highly rated youngster at school level cricket with his brother Phil, who was even more talented. Now years after becoming a Manchester United and an England legend, Neville has ventured back into cricket, naming his all-time greatest England XI.
Neville teamed up with Felix White to write down his greatest England XI on a piece of paper but was trolled for his atrocious handwriting on social media. Neville came up with a brilliant XI which has great balance, but many people could not understand the team due to the bad handwriting.
Here is Neville's XI:
Here is what we believe is Neville's XI: Geoffrey Boycott, Graham Gooch, David Gower, Michael Vaughan, Joe Root, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Jack Russell, James Anderson, Bob Willis.Â
The only question mark is whether Russell makes the line-up on not due to the shoddy hand-writing. Many people could not understand what Neville wrote and trolled him on Twitter:
His old nemesis and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher also did not miss the opportunity to troll Neville on his lineup:
Neville then seeing the backlash on his handwriting defended himself, claiming it was not his handwriting:
Neville in all fairness has always had great admiration for the game of cricket and spoke on his career in an interview with Michael Vaughan in Telegraph. He had said, "My mind was made up on United. I signed for them when I was 14 but I enjoyed my cricket more between 14-16 than I did football. Before that, I was an unspectacular child cricketer, but then I started playing with Lancs under-14s. I started getting better and played a decent level of club cricket with Matt Hayden and Franklyn Stephenson."
He also spoke on his brother, former Manchester United player and Everton captain Phil Neville's ability in the sport saying in the same interview, "But really [brother] Phillip had a bigger choice to make.Â From 12-13, he was outstanding at cricket and beating records set by Mike Atherton and John Crawley. He had a genuine choice but he followed me because of the passion for watching United, but to this day I would have liked to see Phil go on and play for Lancashire. I was never good enough and you can confirm that.";
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