Pithy remarks and quotable quotes. Wordsworth takes the best statements of the week and packages them into one exciting feature. From quotes that help you delve further into the psyche of players to acerbic barbs from incensed cricketers to remarks that are just downright hilarious, we have them all. They may not quite be "from the mouths of babes and sucklings," but they are just as interesting.
December 2nd week
I think we will see some turgid cricket here. I expect the wicket to
turn more, turn slower and lower, but turn big.
- Nasser Hussain, before the Ahmedabad Test.
We managed to play great spinners like Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah
Muralitharan over the last season, and we're sure we'll learn to play
Harbhajan Singh better.
- Marcus Trescothick.
I started out a bit nervous, but to get a wicket in my first over was a
dream come true
- Tinu Yohannan, on his debut Test.
If anybody calls me and says they need a professional for a county
season, I'm ready.
- Harbhajan Singh, on the prospects of playing county cricket.
I don't really think too much about what others say. What I feel from
within is much more important.
- Anil Kumble, on critics writing him off before the Mohali Test.
This time last year I was wondering whether I would bowl again, and I
have just bowled 34 overs in one innings.
- Andrew Flintoff, on his return from injury.
People forget what Mark Boucher was like in his first few games. How
well did Rod Marsh keep early on?
- England coach Duncan Fletcher, on James Foster's forgettable debut.
We were all hoping he would get nought, but there was a little piece of
me that wanted to see the great man score some runs.
- Richard Johnson, in an online column, about Sachin Tendulkar's knock at Mohali.
We held constructive discussions. It was business.
- John Wright, on his meeting with Jagmohan Dalmiya regarding an extension of his contract.