15 New additions to player interview lounge

12/02/14 Category: Blog Posted by:

Fifteen new interviews were uploaded onto the display computers today. The included interviews with West Indian and Indian players together with a New Zealander, a Sri Lankan spinner (Murali), a veteran English journalist, and a West Indian female broadcaster.

Abbas Ali Baig 1959-1966 (India)
Stately upper order batsman
An Indian aristocrat by birth, Baig provides an eloquent insight into cricket’s place within Indian society including how contemporary player attitudes reflect a new nationalism.

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 1964-1979 (India)
Unorthodox and attacking spin bowler

Chandra recalls how, despite being physically handicapped from polio as a child, he rose to become one of India’s legendary spin bowlers.

Jeffrey Dujon 1981-1991 (West Indies)
Athletic wicket-keeper batsman

The affable Jamaican discusses the craft of wicket-keeping as well as what it was like to play in a side that never lost an international series.

Gordon Greenidge 1974-1991 (West Indies)
Powerful and authoritative opening bat

Barbadian Greenidge discusses how his personality shaped his approach to batting and describes the journey to becoming one of the most effective opening bats of all time.

Desmond Haynes 1978-1994 (West Indies)
Devastating ‘calypso’ style opening batsman

The other half of cricket’s most effective opening partnership of the modern era, Haynes talks about Gordon Greenidge and playing under Clive Lloyd’s leadership.

Rohan Kanhai 1957-1975 (West Indies)
Dynamic and determined batsman

Kanhai heralded the supremacy of West Indian cricket during the 1970s and 80s. The 1960s superstar recalls his role in bridging Frank Worrell’s team with Clive Lloyd’s men.

Muttiah Muralitharan 1992-2011 (Sri Lanka)
World record holding spin bowler

The champion bowler discusses his unique talent, his longevity in the game, the adulation and controversy that surrounds him.

David Richards
Veteran cricket administrator

The accomplished administrator recalls the challenges World Series Cricket brought to the game along with other controversial moments requiring careful management on the world stage.

Richie Richardson 1983-1996 (West Indies)
Flamboyant batsman and captain
The former West Indian captain talks about his approach to batting and leadership as well as why he preferred the famous maroon hat to the helmet.

Ravi Shastri 1981-1992 (India)
Spin bowler and cricket commentator

The tall, determined spinner recalls, in characteristically forceful style, his memorable career including the famous 1986 Madras Tied Test.

Donna Symmonds
West Indian cricket broadcaster

This perceptive and lucid lawyer describes her childhood memories of Sir Frank Worrell, her memories of cricket’s great broadcasters and how she learned the art of calling a match.

Glenn Turner 1969-1983 (NZ)
Record breaking batsman

The New Zealand batting exemplar provides insight into his disciplined approach to his craft as well as experiencing the transition from amateur to professional in the English county system.

Dilip Vengsarkar 1976-1992 (India)
Determined and reliable upper order batsman

The elegant batsman recalls his most challenging moments in the Test arena facing the great West Indian bowlers of the 1970s and 80s.

Gundappa Viswanath 1969-1983 (India)
Glorious upper order batsman

The diminutive champion recounts his most treasured moments on the cricket field with characteristic modesty and humour.

John WoodcockVeteran English journalist and writerLong-time cricket correspondent of The Times and former Wisden editor reminiscences with characteristic perceptiveness over the vast changes to cricket since the Second World War

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