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Cricketers on their idols
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Belinda Clark on Cathy Freeman

The allrounder

Jul 17, 2008: On the field, she was amazing, but that wasn't all there was to her

Dean Jones on Jack Nicklaus

Master of the domain

Jun 23, 2008: Attitude, flair, self-belief - Nicklaus had them all in spades

Erapalli Prasanna on Subhash Gupte

A taste of Fergie

Apr 23, 2008: Legendary to the last

Heath Streak on Dennis Lillee

His outswing, his determination

Mar 29, 2008: It was very special to have your childhood hero come to the nets and bowl with you

Viv Richards on Joe Frazier

The King's inspiration

Mar 12, 2008: Viv Richard's idol was a boxer, no surprises there - but a workman, not a dazzler

Zaheer Abbas on Hanif Mohammad

Slow, steady, hungry

Mar 10, 2008: The Little Master and I

Bishan Bedi on Garry Sobers

Infinite ability

Feb 20, 2008: A man who could do anything with bat and ball

Graeme Pollock on Neil Harvey

Small and special

Jan 19, 2008: First was Bradman, of course. Next came this pocket-sized colossus

Frank Tyson on Harold Larwood

Obsessions grow fast

Sep 12, 2007: On working in a fish-and-chip shop, idolising a coalmine worker

Colin Croft on Muhammad Ali

The one, the only

Feb 5, 2006: Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee

Barry Richards on Roy McLean

The smiling assailant

Jan 25, 2006: South Africa's very own Keith Miller

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Small wonder

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    Australia's squad throws up plenty of choices

Ian Chappell: On the tour of India, the selectors will need to get the batting order right, and strike a balance between pace and spin

How do I explain cricket to my first-born?

Living in the US, far away from the beating heart of the game, a father wonders how he can get the next generation to fall in love with it

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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'Why don't you admit you're an alien?'

Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune

Vote - Which is the most outrageous cricket shot?

In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?

Another record chase, another Kohli special

Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune

Yuvraj and Dhoni produce a sequel for the ages

Some of India's finest wins have come with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in harness at the crease. At Cuttack they rolled back the years to extraordinary effect

'Yuvraj is making us believe in fairytales'

The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad

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