Ronnie Irani is a former England cricketer who spent most of his career at Essex County Cricket Club.
Originally playing for Lancashire, Irani moved to Essex in 1994 and quickly gained cult status after becoming captain in 2000
A recurring knee injury led to Irani being forced to retire prematurely from first-class cricket in June 2007.
Throughout his professional career he scored over 20,000 runs and took more than 650 wickets.
Ronnie moved into a career on Talksport radio where for six years he was a popular co-host on the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show.
Ronnie Irani is a very popular cricket after-dinner speaker.
He is always happy to give his honest, passionate, amusing opinion on a number of topics, sport related or not.
Through his openness, Ronnie tends to endear himself to the audience, allowing them to relate to his past experiences, which always ensures a relaxing and very enjoyable evening.
In fact, your only problem might be getting him off the stage at the end of the night!