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Shane Warne

A wizard, a star

Jan 27, 2009: An undisputed legend who mastered cricket's most difficult discipline - not least its mental aspects

Kumar Sangakkara

Anil Kumble

Exemplary to the end

Dec 12, 2008: He may have been the least successful of the great modern trio, but his worth ought to be measured by how he raised the bar for Indian spin

Kumar Sangakkara

Sourav Ganguly

Silk and steel

Nov 14, 2008: With the bat in hand, Sourav Ganguly was all immaculate timing and delicate touches. As captain, he toughened India up, made them believe they could win against anyone

Kumar Sangakkara

Wasim Akram

The sorcerer

Nov 7, 2008: His deception and the ability to test every part of a batsman's game made Wasim Akram truly great

Brian Lara

The spectacular Mr Lara

Oct 30, 2008: When he was batting, grace and style were paramount, and anything seemed possible: there was no greater sight in cricket

Sachin Tendulkar

Beyond legendary

Oct 18, 2008: He has played for two decades, carrying the hopes of a nation, and done it with grace and class. Tendulkar has transcended every other cricket hero there is

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