Tribute


Courageous, combative, commonsensical
Courageous, combative, commonsensical

Haseeb Ahsan was everything a selector ought to be, and his impact on Pakistan cricket was long-lasting

The tale of a Terror
The tale of a Terror

Charlie Turner, who enters the Australian cricket Hall of Fame today, was among the finest bowlers of his time

One of the last great romantics
One of the last great romantics

Frank Keating, one of Britain's most loved sportswriters, had an eye for the greater truths

A <i>jigar baaz</i> cricketer
A jigar baaz cricketer

Team-mates pay tribute to former India allrounder Rusi Surti, who died at the age of 76

India's answer to Garry Sobers
India's answer to Garry Sobers

A fine allrounder, Rusi Surti played 26 Tests, and emerged as one of India's finest fielders of the era

A doyen of cricket with a comic touch
A doyen of cricket with a comic touch

The voice synonymous with the English summer will no longer speak. Those who shared commentary and press boxes with CMJ will feel his loss particularly

Big friend of a little island
Big friend of a little island

Tony Greig shared a special bond with Sri Lanka, dating back to before their World Cup win

Cricket's greatest salesman
Cricket's greatest salesman

Tony Greig had unlimited enthusiasm for the game, and he took it global, working from Brisbane to Bridgetown and everywhere in between

A champion of the players' cause
A champion of the players' cause

Tony Greig was one of England's premier allrounders and a man who didn't mind being villified for fighting for what he believed was his right

'Tony's passion for cricket always came through'
'Tony's passion for cricket always came through'

A tribute from an Ashes rival and a fellow commentator

'Stirred viewers the way he did opposition teams'
'Stirred viewers the way he did opposition teams'

Tributes to Tony Greig, who died in Sydney at the age of 66

Hats off to Taufel
Hats off to Taufel

He may have wanted to keep his cap on at all times, but the world cricket community is united in doffing its collective headgear to one of the finest umpires of them all

A generous, affable cricketer lost to a terror attack
A generous, affable cricketer lost to a terror attack

Nezam Hafiz was rising in the ranks of US cricket when he died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A decade later, he is fondly remembered by team-mates and family

A wizard among muggles
A wizard among muggles

To borrow from JK Rowling: in a dressing room of players of varying and outstanding gifts, achievements and records VVS Laxman was always the only magician

Don of Lord's
Don of Lord's

When you met the former head coach of the indoor school at Lord's, you could be sure you'd get plenty of stories, unprintable stuff, and great insights into county cricket

A style of his own
A style of his own

His English wasn't as stylish as that of other commentators but Suresh Saraiya could woo the listener with his meticulous preparation and infinite enthusiam

Always a fighter
Always a fighter

Mark Boucher entered the South Africa team as a brash youngster but soon became an integral part of the side and, despite some low moments, enjoyed a prolific career

A special talent starting to blossom
A special talent starting to blossom

The start to his career had not always been easy, but Tom Maynard's development hinted at a future at the top level

The epitome of selfless striving
The epitome of selfless striving

Chanderpaul has embodied many of the most important, least appreciated qualities demanded by his complex profession

The man who beat the machine
The man who beat the machine

For his two decades in the game, Tendulkar has kept the fame monster, every big sportsman's nemesis, at bay