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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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Kevin Pietersen missed the point of life in the second half of his career, failed to show maturity, and has regressed to being the bitter youngster who left Natal years ago

India's other keeper stumped again

Throughout his career, Wriddhiman Saha has suffered from being in the same generation as MS Dhoni. However, those close to the player believe that Saha has never been one to take rejection personally

A rock, a hard place and the WICB

The board's latest standoff with its players has had embarrassing consequences internationally, so any resolution now needs to be approached thoughtfully

Kohli back to old habits

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