Malcolm Marshall

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.

3 Responses to “Malcolm Marshall”

  1. Twisted Root November 14, 2012 at 15:33 Permalink

    ‘Whispering Death’ they called him on account of his lethal deliveries and smooth, silent run up.

  2. Jim November 15, 2012 at 19:47 Permalink

    Um, no Michael Holding was Whispering Death, not Marshall. Marshall didn’t have a popular nickname as far as I know.

  3. James Higham November 15, 2012 at 20:09 Permalink

    Interesting that it was Holding who gave much of the eulogy.

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