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WHO IS ANDY ROBERTS?

Do we really know anything about Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts? We know he is the first Antiguan to play for West Indies. We know he never spoke a word. We know he showed less emotion on his face than Arun Pāndian in iṇainda kaigaḷ*. Every story about Andy Roberts by any player who has played with or against him is the same story: Andy had two bouncers. One with less speed and a second vicious one. The first one would lull batsmen into a false sense of security but the second would lift from length and simply go for the jugular. What else do we know about Andy Roberts?
We know a lot about his teammates, especially his fellow bowlers than The Man Who Never Spoke.
Michael Holding. We probably know everything about him. His brilliant bowling on an Oval featherbed. His over-zealous peppering of 45 year old Brian Close at Old Trafford. His devastating spell on a WACA flyer. His kicking of the stumps. Probably the most famous of them all: that scary over to Boycott.
Colin Croft. …

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