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The second son of the 7th Earl of Sandwich, he entered the Royal Navy at the age of 12 and rose to become a read admiral. A keen allround sportsman, he played cricket for the MCC, and also hunted and rode and sailed. His godmother was Queen Victoria and King Edward VII was among his closest friends.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun