When I read your "Whistling Willis" comment it reminded me of the "Bustling Bob Willis" quote from possibly the first ever sports video I bought on VHS of Botham's Ashes. And the nickname is also mentioned in the below article;
And as somebody else mentioned on the thread I also used to imitate his run up but would then fail miserably with the actual delivery hence my weekend cricket of playing for the local 3rd XI consisting of batting 11 and never getting a bowl!
Sad to hear of the passing of one of those memorable sporting greats from the 70's and 80's.
Agreed. Nobody can deny Messi's ability and skill as a player but people that are considered an inspiration in life are the ones that continually push themselves, that look for new challenges and that don't stay within their comfort zones.