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Shivnarine Chanderpaul marks his guard with a bail

The mark Chanderpaul left on me

His retirement has not only marked the end of an era in batting, it marks for some of us the snapping of the final link to childhood

David Gower pulls Bishen Bedi

An evening with Gower

Talking captaincy, elegance and the playing of spin with the great England stylist

Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 28

Chanderpaul's lesson

His career, with its excellence and its quirks, tells us that cricket is big enough to contain everything and everyone

An advertisement hoarding of Shahid Afridi endorsing a smartphone

Pakistani cricket ads: what we remember

One of the best ways to gauge the evolution of the relationship of the fan with the national team is to look at the history of the country's cricket ads

Brian Lara and Muttiah Muralitharan sit on the drinks cart

When Lara tamed Murali

West Indies in Sri Lanka 2001 will be remembered for Brian Lara's masterclass against one of the deadliest spinners in the world

Ajit Wadekar made 48

Lefties I've loved

From Sobers to Sangakkara, plenty oozed grace at the crease. Each had his own distinctive style

Zaheer Abbas talks on the phone as he walks towards the team bus at The Oval

In praise of Zed

The elegant former Pakistan great is a good fit for the role of ICC president