Cecil Parkin, born February 18, 1886, was a bowler with an unlimited bag of tricks who could send down every kind of delivery. Arunabha Sengupta remembers the conjurer whose career was tragically cut short due to some ill-advised column in the press.
Don Tallon, born February 17, 1916, was considered by Don Bradman to be the greatest wicketkeeper he had ever seen. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the career of the stumper who kept to the pace of Ray Lindwall and Keith Miller and the spin of Colin McCool and Bill O’Reilly with equal aplomb.
Bill Lawry, one of the most courageous opening batsmen ever, was born February 11, 1937. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at the career of a man who played cricket the hard way — both as batsman and captain — whose career ended rather sadly as a punishment for being outspoken.
Mohammad Azharuddin, born February 8, 1963, was one of the most delightful batsmen to watch and a superb fielder to boot, whose career ended under a cloud of allegations. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the ecstatic highs and the ugly lows of his career.
Ian Redpath, born May 11, 1941, was one of the mainstays of the string Australian side of the early seventies and one of the most difficult batsmen to dismiss. Arunabha Senguptalooks back at the Victorian opener who, according to Greg Chappell, could kill to play for Australia.
Brian Luckhurst, born February 5, 1939, was one of the gutsiest batsmen to have played the game. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the life and career of the England opener who was endorsed by Derek Underwood as the best batsman in the country between 1969 and 1971.
Danny Morrison, born February 3, 1966, is an effervescent former player and commentator. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at one of New Zealand’s finest fast bowlers.
Bobby Simpson, undoubtedly one of the most versatile men linked to cricket, was born February 3, 1936. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at a figure who had served Australian cricket for four decades in every possible way.
Jahangir Khan, ace all-rounder in the nascent stages of India in Test cricket, was born February 1, 1910. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at a man who once killed a sparrow during a cricket match.
Hugh Tayfield, the greatest South African spinner, was born January 30, 1929. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at the legend who was instrumental in defining South African cricket in the 1950s.
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