I want to talk about England cricketer Monty Panesar.
Ian Chappell didn't invent the term "sledging" in cricket, but he certainly embraced it as a player.
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OPINION: Ireland prop Cian Healy bought himself a whole lot of publicity when he slammed the All Blacks' haka.
OPINION: The cricket world is in Sachin Tendulkar overload. India's Little Master, as cricket journalists repeatedly call him, is to play his final test, against the West Indies in Mumbai, from November 14 to 18.
New Zealand's top sports teams have been sadly lacking in real competition lately.
OPINION: There's a certain inevitability about being a Wellington rugby supporter.
I'm surprised New Zealanders aren't more up in arms at the failed drugs test of equestrian Jock Paget's horse, Clifton Promise. Then again, maybe I'm not.
One thing New Zealand has always done well in test cricket is produce genuine No 11 batsmen.
OPINION: It's a disappointing sign of the way the New Zealand sports media is heading that Brendan Telfer has to leave his daily Radio Sport slot at the end of the year.
OPINION: I've been trying to work out why New Zealanders have been so swept up in the America's Cup over the past month. To be honest, it's not easy.
OPINION: Don't you just hate it when sports officials get in the way of the contest.
OPINION: For a player who has won 12 grand slam titles, an Olympic gold medal and been in four winning Davis Cup teams, Rafael Nadal is strangely underrated.
OPINION: The International Olympic Committee is about to make another blunder.
OPINION: Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old golf wonder from Auckland, is facing an unusually ticklish problem.
OPINION: This is the story of how other athletes' drug cheating has damaged the reputations of superstars Usain Bolt and Valerie Adams.
OPINION: It's good news that Bruce Edgar is to return to the New Zealand cricket fold as national selection manager. Unfortunately, it's a case of too little, too late.
OPINION: Lauren Boyle swam for New Zealand internationally for seven years before she became an overnight sensation.
OPINION: Korean golfer Inbee Park is on the brink of a remarkable sports achievement, though few realise it.
It was impossible not to admire the clinical way Todd Blackadder's Crusaders destroyed the Reds in their Super rugby showdown over the weekend.
Sanity is returning to the ranks of New Zealand cricket at last.