Originally Posted by Biryani Pillow
We were just standing outside the Away dressing room when Neil came to the door. He gave us his autograph and we chatted for a couple of minutes and the he said "Ray's in here, d'you want to come in and meet Ray?"
Ray was just out of the shower but we sat there for about half an hour (before WE had to go) just chatting away like old pals. I gave Ray Lindwall some advice on bowling the outswinger(
) but I don't recall any stories (it was a long time ago) but just a great general cricket chat.
The next year it was Old Rest of the World and Gary Sobers came to the door. Unfortunately, despite us being very polite he was very rude.
A few years ago a friend of mine ran into Dennis Lillee and sat and chatted with him for a whiile. Said he was a really good bloke.
I'm sure Ray would have appreciated your advice
Very surprised about Sobers, I have always been under the impression that he was a very affable character. I really hope I meet a few of these older players, they are the last of the gentleman's game to me. I might have to loiter around the MCG this coming Boxing Day or something.