Hero Worship


Humble Pip
Humble Pip

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

Not a man to be bowling at
Not a man to be bowling at

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

A dasher, a run-machine, a gent
A dasher, a run-machine, a gent

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

Amazing grace
Amazing grace

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

The incredible hulk
The incredible hulk

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

All the right moves
All the right moves

The man who could do everything on a cricket field

Idol to opening partner
Idol to opening partner

What can be better than reminding your hero of himself?

Maco, my mentor
Maco, my mentor

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

The godfather
The godfather

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

Giant footsteps
Giant footsteps

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

Best footy forward
Best footy forward

When glamour mattered more than technique

Captain, my captain
Captain, my captain

The idol who became a team-mate

Being Freddie
Being Freddie

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

A natural and a fighter
A natural and a fighter

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

The full Richie
The full Richie

The epitome of the attacking spirit

Style and substance
Style and substance

The man who made Pakistan believe in themselves

Respect magnet
Respect magnet

Trinidad and Tobago's own Martin Luther King

The wise old patriarch
The wise old patriarch

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

Learning from the rock
Learning from the rock

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

Two for the show
Two for the show

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