Shivnarine Chanderpaul stretches during West Indies' practice session

Give Chanderpaul his farewell

The batsman has been unceremoniously dropped and the public may never see him play another Test. It might not be too late for the WICB to fix that

Shivnarine Chanderpaul watches as he is caught behind

The crab who would be king

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, despite his one-of-a-kind technique and because of his steely grit, sits on the brink of surpassing Brian Lara as West Indies' greatest ever run maker

Uzair Rizvi

Take off: Shahid Afridi stretches while fielding

Pakistan cricket

Boom Boom Afridi: one of a kind

Shahid Afridi entertained us with his unique brand of cricket and surely left a lasting impression on the game. He was cricket's greatest entertainer. Boom Boom is irreplaceable

Aravinda de Silva celebrates his half-century

All hail Mad Max

Aravinda de Silva's steely resolve at the crease, as demonstrated in the 1996 World Cup final, coupled with his vintage strokeplay made him the first true Sri Lankan great

Tony Greig salutes the Eden Gardens crowd

Tales of Greig and Lloyd

In the '70s, the two towering tourists managed to win the hearts of Indian fans with their charm and prowess

Dudley Nourse bats

Let us now praise Dudley Nourse

The South African batsman's superior Test numbers may have slipped under the radar because of his team's poor record in the few years either side of the Second World War

Chris Gayle celebrates his 30-ball hundred

The Wilt Chamberlain of cricket

There is one current cricketer who is as dominant and unstoppable as the legendary basketball player was

Mahela Jayawardene speaks to the media ahead of the ICC World Twenty20

A man of his people

Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field