Ronnie Irani is a former England, Lancashire and Essex cricketer.
Originally playing for Lancashire, Irani moved to Essex in 1994.
Ronnie quickly gained cult status after becoming the Essex Captain in 2000.
Furthermore, he represented England in Tests and One Day Internationals, including the 2003 World Cup.
Unfortunately, a recurring knee injury led to Irani being forced to retire prematurely from first-class cricket in June 2007.
Throughout his professional career Ronnie Irani scored over 20,000 runs and took more than 650 wickets.
Ronnie later joined Talksport radio, where for six years he was a popular co-host on the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show.
As a popular cricket after-dinner speaker, Ronnie delivers his honest, passionate, amusing opinion on a number of topics, sport and non-sport related.
Through his openness, Ronnie endears himself to the audience, allowing them to relate to his past experiences, ensuring an entertaining evening.
In fact, your only problem might be getting him off the stage at the end of the night!