Kersi is an author of 14 cricket books including The Waugh Twins, Crcket's Great All-rounders, Six Appeal and Nervous Nineties. He writes regularly for Inside Cricket and other publications. He is busy with his new book on From Bradman to Kohli -- Best of Australia - India Test cricket with Forewords by Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar .
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Test cricket is full of acts of heroism, the never-say-die spirit of players.
The only Test cricketer to live for over 100 years was South Africa’s Norman Gordon (1911- 2014), 103 years and 27 days old. I thought that this record would be broken by another South African Test cricketer, fast bowler Lindsay Tuckett.
I know cricket is not in the Rio Olympics, but there is a rush as to who will claim the top-ranking – call it a gold medal – in Test cricket.
I had a dream. By dream I do not mean an aspiration, I had an actual dream! Well, more of a nightmare.
It was Test cricket at its best. It had its downs and ups, fast scoring at times with screeching brakes applied in the final two epic hours in the just concluded Kandy Test.
Another Wimbledon day and another sleepless night for me in Sydney, as France’s Lucas Pouille beat our Bernard Tomic 10-8 in the fifth set, while Slovakia’s bubbly Dominika Cibulkova defeated third-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwańska 9-7 in the fifth set.