Keith Miller. RIP Australian Cricket Legend.
Keith Miller legend lives on
BY any measure, Keith Miller was an extraordinary all-rounder.
He died on Monday aged 84 and will be best remembered as a great Australian Test cricketer, ranking only just behind that other departed legend, Don Bradman.
But "Nugget" Miller also played top-level Australian Rules football with distinction for St Kilda.
During World War II he flew Mosquito bombers.
After he pulled stumps he turned his great talent to entertain he had demonstrated on the field, to the job of newspaper, radio and TV commentator.
A measure of the regard the cricket world held for him is that his portrait is one of only three to be hung in the Long Room at Lords. The others are of Bradman and Victor Trumper.
Miller was also one of the original entrants to the Australian cricket hall of fame.
Among those who mourn him this week are those members of the British royal family he counted as friends – despite the havoc he wrought on England.
Keith Miller contributed not only to cricket, but also to the country he represented with such distinction.
His legend will live on.