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Haroon Rasheed

Impressing Viv and Greg

Apr 17, 2014: Former Pakistan batsman Haroon Rasheed on the compliments he received from two batting legends, and his admiration for Gavaskar

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Haroon Rasheed

'I can take credit for the discovery of Afridi'

Nov 1, 2013: Former Pakistan batsman Haroon Rasheed talks about taking on the might of Australia and West Indies, discovering a teenage sensation, and surviving an attack by a gunman

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Farokh Engineer

'I always idolised Muhammad Ali'

Oct 5, 2013: Farokh Engineer on meeting Ali, being rewarded for a catch in the outfield, and being yelled at despite having scored a century

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Intikhab Alam

A sleepless night, and praise from Sobers

Sep 7, 2013: When you dismiss a legendary allrounder in your first over, you don't forget it quickly

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Intikhab Alam

'To become a good wristspinner, you need patience and practice'

Aug 16, 2013: Former Pakistan leggie Intikhab Alam, who coached the national team to victory in the 1992 World Cup, looks back at the highs and lows of his career

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Waqar Hasan

'Pakistan's first tour of India was my most memorable'

Nov 11, 2012: Waqar Hasan, who loved to bat in a crisis, remembers his many milestones while playing for Pakistan during their early days of Test cricket

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Mike Smith

'Why bother to change your style as long as you're scoring?'

Sep 21, 2012: Mike Smith, who played cricket and rugby for England, looks back at his days at Oxford, of sea travel, and fielding at short leg

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Sadiq Mohammad

'Stay on the wicket and runs will come'

Aug 26, 2012: Sadiq Mohammad on the valuable advice he got from older brother Mushtaq, having words with Andy Roberts, and being compared with Neil Harvey

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Farokh Engineer

'I was born to be a one-day player'

Jul 26, 2012: Dashing strokemaker Farokh Engineer was a T20 cricketer years before his time. He looks back at life with India and Lancashire

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Asif Iqbal

'I considered myself average before World Series Cricket'

Apr 28, 2012: Asif Iqbal on insomnia before a playing day, meeting Worrell, and losing his cool

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Sarfraz Nawaz

'I did not have a lethal weapon in my armoury'

Feb 11, 2012: Sarfraz Nawaz mastered the arts of swing - conventional and reverse - by trial and error, and formed a formidable partnership with Imran Khan. He looks back at his life and career

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Javed Burki

'My greatest regret is that I was not a full-time cricketer'

Jan 8, 2012: The former Pakistan batsman who was chief selector of the 1992 World-Cup winning squad, recalls his brief cricketing career, his favourite players, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Tauseef Ahmed

'The ability to spin is more important than line and length'

Aug 21, 2011: The former Pakistan offspinner recalls his fairytale debut, competing with Qadir and Qasim, getting tips from Bedi, Miandad's last-ball six, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Abdul Qadir

'A spinner should be able to land the ball wherever he wants'

May 24, 2011: The legspinning genius who inspired Shane Warne looks back at his highly successful career: his dominance over West Indies, the unforgettable summer of 82, Imran's influence, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Sadiq Mohammad

'Self-belief was my best attribute'

Feb 22, 2011: The youngest of Pakistan's famous Mohammad brothers looks back on his life and times in the game

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Trevor Bailey

'I did more modelling than any other cricketer of my time'

Jan 10, 2011: The Barnacle on his unwarranted tag of stonewaller, the worst batsman he bowled to, his football triumphs, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Asif Iqbal

'Modern cricketers should be grateful to Kerry Packer'

Nov 26, 2010: The former Pakistan captain on how he turned from bowler to batsman, why he masterminded the Sharjah tournaments, his leadership regrets, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Wazir Mohammad

'I was known as Hanif's brother'

Oct 2, 2010: The lesser-known Mohammad sibling on being a part of Pakistan's early Test wins, knowing the laws of the game, batting against Roy Gilchrist, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Bishan Bedi

Sleepless in Calcutta

Feb 8, 2010: Bishan Bedi on his first Test and other early milestones

Imtiaz Ahmed

'My compulsive hitting let me down'

Dec 17, 2009: One of Pakistan's first Test keepers talks about his key innings, keeping to the likes of Fazal Mahmood, his favourite keeper, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry
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