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Chandu Borde

'In cricket you always get a second chance'

Apr 3, 2013: Chandu Borde played Gilchrist and Griffith without a helmet and padding and has lived to tell the tale

Interview by Siddhartha Talya

Rick McCosker

'If you didn't hook, you either got hit or got out'

Mar 20, 2013: Rick McCosker broke his jaw in the Centenary Test, played in WSC, captained NSW, and lost the 1977 Ashes for Australia

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Shane Bond

'I never wanted to let the batsman think I'd eased off'

Feb 27, 2013: Shane Bond never took his foot off the pedal, and didn't ever want to. He looks back at life in the fast lane

Inrerview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

'I left cricket far too early'

Jan 23, 2013: Ian Davis, one of the casualties of the freeze after World Series Cricket, looks back at the troubled late '70s, the advent of protective gear, and Packer

Ken Piesse

Asanka Gurusinha

'I had the confidence that I could clear any ground'

Jan 6, 2013: He may not have played T20, but Asanka Gurusinha would have fit right in if he had

Interview by Andrew Fernando

'Headingley gave me my identity'

Dec 7, 2012: Sanjay Bangar was part of India's famous win in England in 2002. He looks back at that innings and talks about being a senior statesman in the Railways side

Interview by Siddhartha Talya and Abhishek Purohit

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

Chris Harris

'I would have loved to have played international T20'

Oct 11, 2012: With his slow medium-pace bowling and exceptional fielding, the former New Zealand allrounder reckons he could have done well in the shortest format

Interview by George Binoy

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

Andy Roberts

'If I write a book, a lot of people will get hurt'

Aug 9, 2012: Andy Roberts was all about pace and deadly accuracy. And he spoke his mind, even if it cost him a few years at the top

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

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

Ijaz Chaudhry

Graham McKenzie

'Some people said I was too nice to be a fast bowler'

Jul 18, 2012: Graham McKenzie didn't sledge, though he bowled pretty fast. He talks of life on tour and as a county cricketer

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

Grant Flower

'Each time I went to play, I gave myself the best chance'

Jun 23, 2012: Grant Flower was there for Zimbabwe's first Test, back in 1992, and their first win, two years later

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Stuart MacGill

'Wake me when it's time to bowl'

May 24, 2012: The 41-year-old legspinner is still fascinated by his craft and knows he can still get the job done. As long as he doesn't actually have to watch too much cricket

Interview by Faraz Sarwat

Ian Healy

'Keeping is a bit lonely'

Mar 18, 2012: The former Australian keeper on what attracted him to the gloves, giving up weekends for his kids, getting stared at by David Boon, and more

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Clive van Ryneveld

'I enjoyed playing but should have studied it a bit more'

Mar 1, 2012: Cricketer, rugby player, lawyer and politician, Clive van Ryneveld featured in South Africa's famous Test win in England in 1951. He looks back at his sporting and working life

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

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

Anura Tennekoon

'We had to prove ourselves in every game'

Feb 5, 2012: The former Sri Lanka captain remembers his team's early years in international cricket, playing the first two World Cups, and facing Jeff Thomson without a helmet

Interview by Firdose Moonda

Alan Davidson

'The only way you learn to bowl is to bowl'

Jan 24, 2012: The former Australia allrounder reminisces about growing up, playing alongside Lindwall, batting in the tied Test, and being a Musketeer

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

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
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