The most destructive batsman in world cricket. Admirably simple approach to batting.
Three times he scored a century in a session in Test cricket. Also kept the dressing room as loose as a size-eight cap.
The greatest cricketer of all time. As captain he claimed the final two wickets - caught at second slip and then caught at leg-slip - in the last over of a one-day match when the opposition needed six to win.
Champion bowler who made every ball an event worth watching. Would have loved bowling under Sobers' captaincy.
Great fast bowler who thought only of taking wickets, never of saving runs. Also bowled a "soap on a rope" in a festival match to an astonished batsman.
Extremely fast bowler with a wonderfully, rhythmic, long run to the wicket. Great entertainer either with bat or ball and perfect man to respond to the toast at the official function.
Bradman said he was the best bowler he ever saw. Aggressive legspinner, who once responded when asked if he'd ever performed a Mankad: "I never found a batsman that keen to get to the other end."
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is now a cricket commentator and columnist