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Ian Bishop on Phil Simmons

Humble Pip

May 1, 2010: A team man, a hard worker, a fine player, a big brother, and most of all, down-to-earth

Collis King on Viv Richards

Not a man to be bowling at

Jan 26, 2010: You thanked the stars that you were playing on the same team

Dave Richardson on Graeme Pollock

A dasher, a run-machine, a gent

Jan 3, 2010: It wasn't how many he got, but how he got them

Gladstone Small on Lawrence Rowe

Amazing grace

Dec 12, 2009: He walked out to the middle dragging his bat; then the sparks began to fly

Makhaya Ntini on Brian McMillan

The incredible hulk

Nov 20, 2009: A mentor who you could model your game - and life - on

Bishan Bedi on Garry Sobers

All the right moves

Oct 28, 2009: The man who could do everything on a cricket field

Virender Sehwag on Sachin Tendulkar

Idol to opening partner

Oct 5, 2009: What can be better than reminding your hero of himself?

Shaun Pollock on Malcolm Marshall

Maco, my mentor

Sep 20, 2009: He started off as a faraway icon on a tape, and became a coach and more besides

Peter Pollock on Don Bradman

The godfather

May 22, 2009: The greatest cricketer ever, and a down-to-earth human being

Garth McKenzie on Ray Lindwall

Giant footsteps

Apr 24, 2009: The great fast bowler who showed kids the way it was done

Kim Hughes on Austin Robertson Jr

Best footy forward

Mar 31, 2009: When glamour mattered more than technique

Farokh Engineer on Polly Umrigar

Captain, my captain

Mar 2, 2009: The idol who became a team-mate

Nagraj Gollapudi

Doug Walters on Fred Trueman

Being Freddie

Feb 9, 2009: The floppy-haired fast bowler who became a batsman's idol

Rashid Latif on Jeff Dujon and Jahangir Khan

A natural and a fighter

Jan 22, 2009: A keeper who did it his way, and a squash player who overcame all obstacles

John Traicos on Richie Benaud

The full Richie

Dec 12, 2008: The epitome of the attacking spirit

Shahid Afridi on Imran Khan

Style and substance

Nov 19, 2008: The man who made Pakistan believe in themselves

Gus Logie on Eric Williams

Respect magnet

Oct 27, 2008: Trinidad and Tobago's own Martin Luther King

Andy Flower on Nelson Mandela

The wise old patriarch

Sep 30, 2008: The South African statesman has all the qualities a great leader needs

Dilip Sardesai on Vijay Manjrekar

Learning from the rock

Sep 16, 2008: Solid technique, unassuming personality, he was the man to copy

Graham Thorpe on Ian Botham and Viv Richards

Two for the show

Aug 8, 2008: Both attackers, both match-winners; above all, both entertainers

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    Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly (325)

    For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (154)

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    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to