Ronnie Irani is a retired professional cricketer who represented England on a number of occasions. Now spending his time as a cricket speaker, Irani is known for his bubbly personality and wonderful knowledge in a range of subjects like overcoming adversity. Being of Irani descent, he has had to overcome many a challenge throughout his career
Starting his career out at Lancashire in 1990, Irani soon became a fans favourite due to his aggressive style of play and exceptional talent. A genuine all-rounder and player who could change the game in the field, with the bat or ball, he was soon on England’s radar as the next bright talent. Moving to Essex in 1994, Irani would play for the county for the remainder of his career before being forced to retire due to an ongoing knee injury. Having dealt with regular injuries, it is easy to see why Irani is an expert in overcoming challenges which makes him a wonderful speaker for any type of event or occasion.
Making his debut for England in 1996 in a One Day International against India, Irani took to the international game like a duck to water. He played in three test matches for England but it was the shorter form of the game where he really made an impact. In 31 One Day games, Irani scored 360 runs and took 24 wickets which include one five-wicket haul. Awarded Fans’ player of the series after an exceptional series against Sri Lanka in 2002, it was obvious to many that Irani still had many playing years ahead of him if it wasn’t for an unfortunate injury.
Since retiring, Irani has spent time co-hosting The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on TalkSport. Here he gained vital presenting skills and enhanced his ability to talk to an audience, this extra bit of experience ensures he is a truly invigorating speaker. Now spending a lot of time as a cricket speaker, Irani often discusses peak performance and his success as a sportsman.
To book Ronnie Irani for your corporate event, cricket presentation or function, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:
When at corporate events, Ronnie is known to cover the following topics:
- Drive & Determination
- Cricketing Speaker
- Sporting Success
- Peak Performance
- Overcoming Adversity
Watch Ronnie Irani launching a product below:
See what people had to say about Ronnie, when he appeared at their corporate events:
“Ronnie was great – took over the event in truth! He is ideal for the type of evening we put on. Great suggestion” – David, Oxfordshire Cricket Association