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Test record: 3599 runs in 58 ODIs: 269 runs in 22

Es­sen­tially a bat­ting all- rounder, he could bowl both medium- pace and off­break

Equally adept against pace and spin, he cap­tained Eng­land in 14 Tests

Played for Sus­sex where he honed his skills as an all- rounder

A colour­ful char­ac­ter both on and off the field, he had lifted Gun­dappa Viswanath in the air and rocked him like a baby af­ter the In­dian bats­man struck a ma­jes­tic 113 in the 1973 Brabourne Test

His grovel re­mark incited the West Indies tourists of 1976 to even greater will

One of the ar­chi­tects of the World Se­ries Cricket, he con­vinced many in­ter­na­tional stars to join hands with Kerry Packer

Be­came a pop­u­lar fig­ure as com­men­ta­tor for Chan­nel Nine

Was loved for the heft of his voice and round hat

Was di­ag­nosed with lung can­cer in Oc­to­ber this year

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