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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

Fanie de Villiers

'I was the best in the world with the offcutter'

Oct 26, 2011: The former South Africa fast bowler talks about what you ought to bowl to Tendulkar, digging poetry, nearly losing his eyes, and then some

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Patrick Eagar

'You need to be broad-minded as a cricket photographer'

Oct 18, 2011: Patrick Eagar, who this summer announced his retirement from actively covering cricket, looks at his life and times in the game

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

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
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