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Man-child superstar

Nov 15, 2009: Tendulkar the cricketer seemingly emerged fully formed when he first picked up a bat. So too perhaps did Tendulkar the luminary

Rahul Bhattacharya

Virender Sehwag on Sachin Tendulkar

'Tendulkar controls the game'

Nov 15, 2009: What are the things that set the great man apart from mere mortals? The ability to read the game acutely, pick the ball early, dedication, discipline and more

As told to Nagraj Gollapudi

David Shepherd

The epitome of the English sportsman

Oct 28, 2009: Shep was a cricketer before he was an umpire, and in both roles he loved the game immensely

David Frith

Hedley Verity

Rock of Yorkshire

Oct 10, 2009: Verity, he of the marvellous length and unerring direction, had one of the most acute brains in the history of the game

Alan Hill

Rajan Bala

An invaluable contributor to cricket reporting

Oct 9, 2009: Rajan Bala's writing was only a portion of his contribution to the game. He also built up teams of writers across the country

Suresh Menon

Raj Singh Dungarpur 1935-2009

Tales of Raj

Sep 12, 2009: Dungarpur was highly opinionated, terribly impractical, a cricket romantic and Indian cricket's unofficial ambassador. A pity his memoirs remain unwritten

Ayaz Memon

The man with the gleam in his eye

Sep 4, 2009: For him cricket was a game of passion, instinct and love, and his greatest joy was spotting a talent

Telford Vice

Dan Solo

Aug 27, 2009: New Zealand's second-highest Test wicket-taker has just gone past 300, and it's been a hard, lonely row he's had to plough

Jamie Alter

Brian Close

Life of Brian

Aug 4, 2009: Sixty years ago he was a prodigy who served notice to the world - before he went missing and later turned up as a brave old man against the West Indies firing squad

Alan Hill

Allan Border

The quiet Australian

Jul 17, 2009: A no-frills colossus who gritted his teeth, got down to it and stayed around till the bitter end. A salute to Allan Border, with Ricky Ponting on the verge of overtaking him as his country's leading Test run-scorer

Christian Ryan

The importance of Sunny

Jul 10, 2009: Gavaskar was was not just another cricketer but a metaphor for a country's aspirations

Ayaz Memon

Good at hiding pressure and pain

Jun 30, 2009: Vaughan the captain put you in a good space, Vaughan the batsman was one of the best England had. So what if he isn't exactly a Yorkshireman?

Matthew Hoggard

Kallis or Sobers?

Feb 27, 2009: He may lack the appeal but he has the numbers. Is it so sacrilegious to wonder if he's greater even than Sir Garry?

Rob Steen

Eastern son

Nov 10, 2008: Sourav Ganguly fired Bengal's imagination. He was a talisman the state had waited too long for

Soumya Bhattacharya

'Nothing calms you like Laxman'

Nov 6, 2008: When he walks out to bat, the dressing room relaxes, knowing the side is in good hands

Rahul Dravid

An underrated giant

Nov 2, 2008: Kumble reduced bowling to its essentials, like an artist who simplifies but still retains the meaning of his work

Suresh Menon

Goodbye Gogga

Oct 3, 2008: Paul Adams didn't last as long as he should have, but he usually burned bright when he played

Neil Manthorp

Custodian in chief

Aug 26, 2008: Bradman's image may be that of a stodgy, almost puritanical man, but his grand love and care for the game's well-being were undeniable and would be useful now

Christian Ryan

Alec Bedser at 90

The endurance of the 'Big Fella'

Jul 4, 2008: He was England's inexhaustible colossus in the lean post-war years - both wicket-taker and stock bowler. A salute to Alec Bedser on his 90th birthday

Alan Hill

The Wisden Cricketer - May 2008

Memories of Maco

Apr 29, 2008: Malcolm Marshall ought to have been 50 in April. His biographer celebrates the all-too-brief life of one of the game's all-time great fast bowlers

Pat Symes
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