VIRENDER SEHWAG Wonderful indian Cricketer for Decade


Virender Sehwag changed Test cricket, or least changed perceptions as to what was possible from an opening batsman in Test cricket. With his positive play from the first ball, Sehwag set new benchmarks for those at the top of the order, doing for five-day cricket what Sanath Jayasuriya had done for one-day cricket in the … Read more



It would have been easy to omit Kevin Pietersen from this list on the grounds ofunreasonable behaviour, but it would also have been most unjust. He has playedsome of the most extraordinary innings I have witnessed either as player,commentator or spectator, and it is those that I would rather remember than theunseemly way in which … Read more

JEFF THOMSON Australian Cricket Player


Jeff Thomson was a freak of cricketing nature. In his pomp, he was anexceptional athlete with a suppleness and elasticity of frame enabling him todeliver the ball in a way which, if not unique, was certainly very rare, andmighty effective. Shuffling into a side-on position as he approached the crease,he started with his bowling arm … Read more

Alan Knott England Cricket Player


Alan Knott was one of the purest wicketkeepers there can ever have been. I onlyplayed alongside him in a couple of Tests during the 1981 Ashes but saw enoughof him over the years, as teammate, opponent or simply observing him on TV, toget the very real sense of a genius at work. His departure for … Read more

Legendary International Cricketer Kapil Dev

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India have been blessed with many great batsmen and spin bowlers but theyhave often suffered from a shortage of great fast bowlers and all-rounders. But inKapil Dev they had one of each. Kapil’s pace was in fact never of the expressvariety (despite his nickname of the ‘Haryana Express’): fast-medium rather thanfast in his early years, … Read more