Donald Bradman once said that cancelling the Australia series against South Africa in 1971, which resulted in SA's cricket isolation for 21 years 'was one of the saddest days of my life. It meant the end of Barry Richards' Test career.'
Sometimes the word 'legend' or 'great' is thrown around loosely when speaking about players but after playing 149 Tests, 448 ODIs and 55 T20s for his country we can safely say that Mahela Jayawardene is both.
By the end of the 2009/2010 South Africa domestic cricket season, Juan Theron was the name on the lips of everyone that follows South African cricket.
'Come onnnnnn!' The familiar guttural roar of Peter Siddle, right index finger aloft, charging past a defeated batsman and into the arms of his 'keeper and slips to mark each of his 192 Test wickets.
England top order batsman Ian Bell is one of the most experienced players in the current Ashes series, and chatted to Cricket365 about his preparations, Trevor Bayliss, and facing Mitchell Johnson again.
When one is offered five minutes to chat with West Indies legend Brian Lara, you take it immediately and say thank you, even if he's on a scratchy phone line from St Kitts.