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The best cricket quotes of the year


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext.com
Dec 28, 2012 at 08:03am IST

Cricketers like most sportspersons wear their heart on their sleeves. They can be funny; they can be sour; they can talk sense, and of course, they can talk nonsense. Let’s see who has managed to draw our attention in the year gone by.

Only those who've played at least 150 Tests should be analysing Sachin's game: Former India spinner Bishen Singh Bedi refusing to talk about Sachin Tendulkar’s technique

Where else in the world do you get the opportunity to basically kill someone with two bouncers an over? Or try, legally: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn talking about his aggression

Yearender 2012: The best cricket quotes of the year

Cricketers like most sportspersons wear their heart on their sleeves. Let’s see who has managed to draw our attention in the year gone by.

You used to stop for sandwiches in cricket but in this you stop to spit a load of blood out of your mouth into a bucket: Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff, currently dabbling in boxing, compares the sport with cricket

The atmosphere is better playing for Delhi Daredevils than for England: The South African-born Kevin Pietersen during the Champions League T20 in South Africa

PCB chairmen are complex. They are airdropped from Mars: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar takes a dig at the board’s working-style

Frankly, I am quite bad at analysing technique; you have seen my technique: MS Dhoni when asked what’s wrong with Rohit Sharma’s technique

Rahul dravid pl smile a little ur not batting !!: Yuvraj Singh on Twitter after Dravid donned the role of a TV pundit

What a waste of four days that was: South Africa pacer Vernon Philander after returning empty-handed from the ICC awards despite being nominated for three categories

Everyone get a life please...If a batsman is out on a stroll inspite of being warned, does that count as being in the spirit of the game? Murali Kartik responding to criticism after running out Alex Barrow, who was backing up at the non-striker’s end, during a county match

I can guarantee that in 125 of his 134 matches he went to shower just before the batsman ahead of him went in: Sourav Ganguly spills a few beans about VVS Laxman following the latter’s retirement

I can bowl faster than Zaheer Khan: Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, the London Olympics silver medallist in 100m dash. What confidence!

She's a bit impulsive. I'm trying to calm her down: Graeme Smith on his pregnant wife’s weird tweeting habits

I had always asked him to have his hair cut, but he never listened to me. Then how was he ready to do such a big thing [at my behest]?: Salman Butt reacting to accusations that he talked Mohd Aamer into spot-fixing

I actually feel very embarrassed because I rejected him as a fast bowler. I think I did him and the game of cricket a favour: Dennis Lillee recalls rejecting Sachin Tendulkar at a MRF Pace Foundation trial in 1987

When you look at how many Sachin [Tendulkar] has got, you can see that 20 isn't that many: Andrew Strauss after he got his 20th Test hundred

At one point I didn't know which was my back foot and which was my front foot: Ramnaresh Sarwan questioning West Indies coach Ottis Gibson’s modus operandi

Well, this will be your last Test: West Indies Darren Sammy to Ricky Ponting after the Aussie batsman said Chris Gayle was a much better choice to captain the Caribbean side

Those who are questioning my action are evil ... If I was hit into the galleries, my action would never have been questioned: Marlon Samuels after his bowling action was called into question during IPL 5

You've got world-class players who are sitting in England now wanting to play the IPL when you've got some second-rate Australians getting gigs here: Kevin Pietersen taking a dig at the Aussie players playing in IPL5

It hasn't yet sunk in yet but I've definitely lost around 50 kilos: Sachin Tendulkar after scoring his 100th international Test against Bangladesh

If I get paid then I don't mind paying 10 per cent: Mahela Jayawardene after the Sri Lankan players played without salaries for several months

I'm waiting on clearance from BCCI to play in the 4th Test against Australia: Chris Gayle tweets during India’s disastrous tour of Australia

I'll tell him, if he thinks about defending, he must try some other sport: Sourav Ganguly on the out-of-form Sachin Tendulkar during India’s tour Down Under

Peter Siddle's first Test wicket: The Aussie pacer replied when asked what he thought of Sachin Tendulkar

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