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Graham Dowling

'Cricket can teach you all about life'

Oct 4, 2011: The former New Zealand captain remembers watching Frank Tyson bowl, batting with Bert Sutcliffe, meeting Dick Motz, and more

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Paul Strang

'A good bowler is someone who keeps evolving'

Sep 21, 2011: The former legspinner talks about Zimbabwe's current prospects, the highlights of his career, coaching in New Zealand, the importance of a work ethic, and more

Interview by Abhishek Purohit

Kumar Sangakkara

'There's nothing that comes close to Test cricket'

Sep 15, 2011: Eleven years into his career, on the eve of his 100th Test, one of Sri Lanka's all-time greats looks back

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Max Walker

'It was a privilege to bowl up the hill into the breeze'

Sep 12, 2011: The former Australia bowler had a three-prong attack: to qualify as an architect, and play football and cricket. He did all of that and more

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

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

Madhav Mantri

'What struck me was that the crowd would clap for a maiden over'

Jul 20, 2011: India's oldest living Test cricketer looks back at the tour of England in 1952

Interview by Abhishek Purohit

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

Colin McDonald

'I got sick of being called courageous'

Nov 17, 2010: Colin McDonald, who turns 82 today, looks back at the good old days, when the bowling was fierce but the sledging wasn't

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

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

Sidath Wettimuny

'Our early 80s line-up was better than today's'

Aug 13, 2010: The former Sri Lanka opener on playing in the pre-commercialisation era, making a hundred at Lord's, the 1996 World Cup, Ranatunga, and more

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Mike Gatting

'The Shakoor Rana incident still rankles'

Jul 10, 2010: The former England captain on team hierarchy, playing under Gower and Brearley, winning the Ashes, that Test in Faisalabad, and more

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Mudassar Nazar

'I knew when I was 10 that I'd play Test cricket'

Jun 12, 2010: Mudassar Nazar looks back at his career, playing under Imran Khan, his idols and more

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Omar Henry

'I was very much against quotas'

May 16, 2010: The first coloured cricketer to represent South Africa looks back on making his debut at 40, the country's cricket history and the need for more Ntinis

Interview by Andrew McGlashan

Rod Marsh

'You never forget things you've worked out yourself'

May 3, 2010: Rod Marsh on keeping wicket, helping young talent grow, and in-flight drinking

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Jack Russell

'You need to be brave to stand up to the stumps'

Apr 19, 2010: The former England keeper on his reputation as an eccentric, England's bright young keeping talent, painting, and his plans for a military funeral

Interview by Gemma Wright

Tom Graveney

'No one holds the bat the way I did'

Feb 8, 2010: The England batsman on how he almost stayed in the army, what Cardus wrote about him, modern cricketers' propensity to hug and kiss, and more

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

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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