England v New Zealand: Headingley function ‘a dream tinged with anxiousness’ – Aatif Nawaz

Aatif Nawaz

Comedian, writer, actor and TMS commentator Aatif Nawaz looks ahead to the third Test at Headingley, where he will present the BBC highlights show Today at the Test.

Headingley is a special place to me. The first time I had the chance to appear on Test Match Special was at that ground.

I could say that I’m returning to Headingley this week to do my dream job, but it wouldn’t be true. You dream of things that you know to be possible, but when I was growing up I didn’t know it was possible for anyone to do something like present the TV highlights of a Test match.

To be doing that now is beyond a dream.

But I also travel to Leeds with a small twinge of anxiety because of the cloud that hangs over Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

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