Botham was simply magnificent:
Lillian Thompson were unplayable at times:
Many of the West Indians were unplayable at times:
… but my all time favourite – and it seems that of many cricketers too – was Malcolm Marshall:
Professional, nice guy, put back into others what he’d learned, fearsome for the top players, self-deprecating – no one had a bad word, talked to the kids, worked his guts out on the body and technique, never satisfied with what he’d done. That’s what a champion is.