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| On Apr 9, 2021 2:00 PM IST

Danny Morrison Commentator, Wife, Age, IPL, Controversy, Bowling Stats


Danny Morrison Commentator : The former cricketer and now a cricket commentator, Daniel Kyle Morrison, is New Zealand based and has the quirkiest nickname for himself. Commonly known as the ‘Duckman’ this cricketer made his debut in the world of cricket at the age of 21 against Australia. Not just as a cricketer and a cricket commentator, Danny is also an avid writer and has taken his fans into the depths of his life as a cricketer and the struggles one has to undergo to maintain his status as international cricket. The autobiography ‘Mad as I Wanna Be’ certainly has international fan falling. In his ease to inspire young cricketers, he also published another book named Danny Morrison Junior Cricket Diary. Currently serving as a commentator cum bowler, Morrison has always been an inspiring cricketer for the upcoming generations.

Not just a great writer and author of 2 books, he also has been a super entertaining host for a show at Sky Sports named ‘Cricket Company’ for almost 7 years. Danny is super entertaining and is known for his acts during cricket matches. While one of the matches in South Africa, Daniel ran to the DJ and played the trumpet sound while receiving loud cheers and applause from the audience. As a commentator, He performed the Haka dance with fellow commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu before a show and was known widely known for it.

Danny Morrison IPL Commentator – Complete List

IPL English Commentators: Harsha Bhogle, Simon Doull, Ian Bishop, Michael Slater, Danny Morrison, Deep Dasgupta, Rohan Gavaskar, Pommie Mbangwa, Darren Ganga, L Sivaramakrishnan, Murali Kartik, Sunil Gavaskar, Kevin Pietersen, Anjum Chopra, Lisa Sthalekar, Mark Nicholas, Kumar Sangakkara and JP Duminy.

IPL Hindi commentators: Aakash Chopra, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Nikhil Chopra, Sandeep Patil, Sanjay Bangar, Ajit Agarkar and Kiran More.

IPL Presenters: Suren Sundaram, Kira Narayanan, Suhail Chandok, Nashpreet Kaur, Sanjana Ganesan, Jatin Sapru, Tanya Purohit, Anant Tyagi, Dheeraj Juneja and Neroli Meadows

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Name: Daniel Kyle Morrison

Nickname: Danny, The duck man

Role/Profession: Bowler, commentator

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6’1”

Weight (approx.): 85 kg

Eye Colour: Blue

Hair Colour: Brown

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 3 February 1966

Danny Morrison Age (as of Feb 2021): 52 years

Birth Place: Auckland, New Zealand

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Nationality: New Zealand

School: Takapuna Grammar School

College:  Unknown

Educational Qualifications: Not Known


Father: Daniel Morrison

Mother: Susan Morrison

Sister:  Unknown

Brother: Unknown


Religion: Christianity

Address: Australia


Hobbies: Acting, Watching Movies, writing

Favourite Cricketers: Nathan Astle

Favourite Sportspersons: Nathan Astle

Favourite Food: authentic Australian

Favourite Actors: Jim Carry

Favourite Films: The Mask (1994), Ace Ventura (1994)

  • His mother was a theatre artist and he too belonged to the same background. He is a good theatre artist and has played many roles in theatre at his early age.
  • During his years as commentators, Danny performed a Haka dance with his companion commentator pre-show.
  • He earned the title of Duckman as he was not very good at batting and has experienced frequent ducks while batting, which gave him the nickname the Duckman.
  • Morrison during a match in South Africa ran to the DJ in the middle of the match to play the trumpet sound and got a lot of applause and cheers from the crowd.
  • Not only a cricketer and commentator but Danny has also written 2 books giving insights about his life in the cricket world inspiring young cricketers for their future endeavours.

Danny Morrison Wife and Children

Marital Status: Married

Danny Morrison Wife: Kim Morrison

Marriage Date:  Unknown

Children: Son- Jacob

Daughter- Tayla

Awards and recognitions

  • He was an international cricketer who represented his country thrice in the world cup – 1987, 1992 and 1996.
  • He took retirement and joined cricket commentary and is a worldwide known commentator at present.
  • Published his autobiography – Mad as I Wanna Be- in 1997
  • He has a record of most ducks and hence is called the Duckman.

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