Sad at the death of Bob Willis on Wednesday from prostate cancer.
Wisden - The Death of Bob Willis
"Bustling Bob" as he was affectionately known to Warwickshire fans suffered more for his art than most in the game but he never gave up.
He was a kindly character, a true gentleman of the game, except when he had a cricket ball in his hand, and then it was all about business... which is right and proper.... but he always played the game according to its true spirit and served his county and his country well.
He was such a fan of Bob Dylan that he had his name changed to include the great musician's in it. R G Willis on the team sheet became R G D Willis. He always liked that.
As a pundit with Sky Sports he was often quite scathing of the England team, and of players who he felt were underperforming or, heaven forbid, not trying hard enough. Not giving of your best all the time, every time, was the ultimate sin where he was concerned.
But he was also a lovely man. Kind and considerate, a loyal friend and not without a witty quip when the occasion arose.
He will be missed. Like all the great commentators who have left us.... Johnson, Arlott, Martin-Jenkins, Benaud..... lovely men with a deep and knowledgeable love of cricket.
Thanks for everything, Bob. Sleep well. We'll miss you.