Rahul Dravid: the barometer of class

Looking through the archives, we’ve written surprisingly little about Rahul Dravid. Many of his best innings predate the site and also – partly as a result of that – we’ve always just assumed that everyone knew how good he was. Forward defensives They call him The Wall. It’s meant as

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Remembering Dominic Cork

Retiring from cricket at the age of 40 is a bit like dying at a grand old age. People naturally focus on what’s fresh in the memory. People remember your interests as being duck-feeding and ailment comparison with your peers, even though you were once a fighter pilot and later

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Sanath Jayasuriya’s last match

Sanath Jayasuriya has finally bowed out of cricket just three days short of his 70th birthday. He departed how he had thrived, with a ferocious cut shot. Asked to reflect on his career, Jayasuriya may or may not have said: “Eh? What? Speak up. Why does everybody mumble these days?

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Mohammad Yousuf’s “retirement”

If you want to know how to retire from cricket. Look to Pakistan. Look to Mohammad Yousuf, who’s executed a textbook Pakistan cricket retirement. “This is my retirement. I have retired from international cricket.” He then added: “For now, this is it. For now this is my retirement.” That’s how

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Brett Lee’s Test career

Like Andrew Flintoff, Brett Lee’s had to jack in proper cricket because his body’s had it. Fast bowling’s a mug’s game, but anyone who’s seen our Too Cool mug or our robot mug knows that we love mugs. In many ways, Brett Lee was the perfect Australian fast bowler. He

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