Fanie de Villiers: Cricket players today are far too serious on the field. I had my most successful performances when the team and I were relaxed. In this particular game Dave Shepherd denied me an lbw decision and I thought a red card was in order. At that stage the old-tie, long-room boys began to boo me. I red-carded them too, much to the delight of the spectators at Lord's. Enjoy your cricket and never be scared to have character. It's only a matter of money when you get fined. You'll make it up during and after your cricketing career. Photograph by Graham Chadwick/Empics

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