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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

David Shepherd

'I've never given a dishonest decision'

Oct 28, 2009: David Shepherd on Nelson, the village he grew up in, the lowest point in his career, and the impact of TV on umpiring

Interview by David Foot

Ian Bishop

'Fast bowling is an emotive art'

Oct 23, 2009: Ian Bishop on growing up idolising the great West Indian pacemen, the importance of intimidation, and coming back from injury

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Dave Richardson

'Quotas will soon be irrelevant'

Oct 2, 2009: South Africa's first keeper after readmission looks back at the early 90s, and the influences on their cricket, from Wessels to Woolmer to Cronje

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Dennis Amiss

'After you get a hundred you really learn how to bat'

Sep 2, 2009: England's dogged, difficult-to-dismiss 1970s opener reflects on playing fast bowling, the Packer years, and running out Geoff Boycott

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

John Reid

'Cricketers enjoy their game more than other sportsmen'

Aug 28, 2009: The last New Zealand captain before Vettori to also have been a selector talks about his life and times in the game

Sidharth Monga

Bishan Bedi

'I was obsessed with bowling'

Aug 10, 2009: The Rolls-Royce of left-arm spin talks left-arm spin, controversies and friendships

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Khan Mohammad

'Cricket is the most intellectual outdoor sport'

Jul 12, 2009: The late great Pakistan fast bowler reflects on his life and times in this interview conducted a fortnight before his death

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Glenn Turner

'Being a perfectionist was my problem'

Jul 3, 2009: Play straight, talk straight - what you got was what you saw with Turner, one of New Zealand's first professional cricketers

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Curtly Ambrose

'Pride is essential'

Jun 8, 2009: His Highness was fast, he was tall, he was proud, he didn't care for the batsman's well-being

Interview by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Ewen Chatfield

'I never bowled a bouncer'

May 5, 2009: He wasn't quick, he didn't swing it; he was an unsung hero for New Zealand cricket in the age of Hadlee

Interview by Sidharth Monga
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