Hero Worship

Cricketers on their idols

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Ian Bishop on Phil Simmons

Humble Pip

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

You thanked the stars that you were playing on the same team

Dave Richardson on Graeme Pollock

A dasher, a run-machine, a gent

It wasn't how many he got, but how he got them

Gladstone Small on Lawrence Rowe

Amazing grace

He walked out to the middle dragging his bat; then the sparks began to fly

Makhaya Ntini on Brian McMillan

The incredible hulk

A mentor who you could model your game - and life - on

Bishan Bedi on Garry Sobers

All the right moves

The man who could do everything on a cricket field

Virender Sehwag on Sachin Tendulkar

Idol to opening partner

What can be better than reminding your hero of himself?

Shaun Pollock on Malcolm Marshall

Maco, my mentor

He started off as a faraway icon on a tape, and became a coach and more besides

Peter Pollock on Don Bradman

The godfather

The greatest cricketer ever, and a down-to-earth human being

Garth McKenzie on Ray Lindwall

Giant footsteps

The great fast bowler who showed kids the way it was done

Kim Hughes on Austin Robertson Jr

Best footy forward

When glamour mattered more than technique

Farokh Engineer on Polly Umrigar

Captain, my captain

The idol who became a team-mate

Doug Walters on Fred Trueman

Being Freddie

The floppy-haired fast bowler who became a batsman's idol

Rashid Latif on Jeff Dujon and Jahangir Khan

A natural and a fighter

A keeper who did it his way, and a squash player who overcame all obstacles

John Traicos on Richie Benaud

The full Richie

The epitome of the attacking spirit

Shahid Afridi on Imran Khan

Style and substance

The man who made Pakistan believe in themselves

Gus Logie on Eric Williams

Respect magnet

Trinidad and Tobago's own Martin Luther King

Andy Flower on Nelson Mandela

The wise old patriarch

The South African statesman has all the qualities a great leader needs

Dilip Sardesai on Vijay Manjrekar

Learning from the rock

Solid technique, unassuming personality, he was the man to copy

Graham Thorpe on Ian Botham and Viv Richards

Two for the show

Both attackers, both match-winners; above all, both entertainers

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