Narendra Hirwani – A Man Who Created History on Test Debut

Narendra Hirwani is mainly remembered for his extraordinary success on his Test debut against West Indies in 1987-88. He is born on 18 October...

Nawab Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Silences His Critics

His critics are in full mood after Nawab Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's recent test failures. But Nawab Pataudi silenced his critics with a masterly...

Brian McMillan – Finest All-Rounder of The Mid-1990’s

Brian McMillan was born on 22 December 1963 in Welkom, Orange Free State, and grew up in Carletonville. He had appeared for South Africa...

GR Vishwanath: Neil Harvey is My Hero

You don't have to know where G.R. Vishwanath lives. Ask anyone, especially a school kid or a college student in Rajajinagar, a suburb of...

Alan Knott – Most Eccentric Characters in Cricket

The eccentricities of genius Mark Pougatch loved Alan Knott for his uniqueness. His hankie Headingley 1981 was a Test match that immortalized Ian Botham...

Tony Greig’s Incredible Story of Meeting Sir Don Bradman in 1971

Tony Greig's Incredible Story of Meeting Sir Don Bradman in 1971 As a youngster, Hylton Ackerman, the South African cricketer who had been my...

Tony Greig – Most Uncomfortable and Most Fulfilling Days of My Life

Tony Greig's part was far from over. He batted throughout the day and ended on 94. It was not a pretty inning to watch,...

Farokh Engineer – Adventurous, Extravagant Wicket Keeper

Farokh Engineer's batting was adventurous, the keeping extravagant, and the smile ready. Overall, the exotic charm of Farokh Engineer was too much for cricket...

Brian Lara 375 – Rules the World with Chanceless Innings

Brian Lara 375 - Rules the World with Chanceless Innings at St John’s Antigua 18, April 1994 Test in West Indies against England stunned...

CL Walcott – Barbados and West Indies Wicket Keeper Batsman

Among athletes known to me, only Joe Louis equaled the West Indian wicketkeeper, CL Walcott, in his ability to give an impression of soporific...