It has been a sad day for the Premier League fans as they bid adieu to one of their favorite voices in the commentary box as legendary commentator Martin Tyler departs Sky Sports channel after ruling behind the microphone for an overwhelming duration of 33 long years.
Amidst many other coverages, he will always be remembered as the voice behind “Aguerooooooooo” when the Argentine legend carried his team Manchester City to be crowned as champions after scoring a screamer in the dying minutes of the game against Queens Park Rangers.
Martin Tyler steps down as the legendary commentator
People say football is a beautiful sport, and indeed it is. But to add to it, there are some subsidiaries which make this game to be loved by everyone- be it the people who have graced their presence by commentating the game, or the ball boys, who have gone on to achieve their dreams of becoming a professional football player.
Coming to the voices of football, several names are there to ponder upon. Starting with Peter Drury, who is touted as one of the best in football coverages and has made several legendary comments while sitting behind the microphone.
Ranging from Tshabalala’s banger in the 2010 world cup (which he says to be his best) to “The little boy from Rosario, Santa Fe,” linking with Lionel Messi after he “notched up in heaven” after a legendary world cup triumph which added a feather to his stellar career.
It comes to the “Voice of Premier League,” Martin Tyler, who will always be remembered for his “Agueroooooo” shout in the box when Sergio Aguero scored the winner against Queens Park Rangers in the dying minutes to hand them a legendary Premier League victory.
According to The Telegraph, the legendary voice behind the coverages is not hanging up his boots, but he is stepping away from his duties, just as a soldier does after serving the country.
“It has been a privilege”
He has been a permanent addition to the Sky Sports broadcasting team as he has spearheaded the team since its inception of the Premier League in 1992. He said in an exclusive statement, “In my humble opinion, the huge corporation Sky is today has stemmed from Sky Sports’ innovative and inspired coverage of the Premier League. “
He further added, “It has been a privilege to play a small part in the broadcasting history of the greatest league in the world. Along the way I have worked alongside legions of wonderful professionals in all aspects of the television industry. I thank them all for their support and expertise. It has been an honor to be a member of a very gifted team.”
Premier League will miss his essence
There has been some essence that will always remain with Tyler. Be it his Aguero scream or Everton’s legendary match against Bayern Munich in 1985, he will always be the first person people will name when some points regarding these matches will be discussed.
Following his footsteps, several commentators have come to the fore in the form of Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, whose banter always commemorates Tyler’s voice as Carragher bids him adieu by tweeting a beautiful message.
It will be interesting to see who gets the microphone after him, but it would be an uphill task to fill the void created by Tyler.