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.
January 3rd week
I'd run through walls for Nasser.
- Darren Gough
I realise captaincy is a high-profile job. The expectations are immense
in India. One should be able to do it.
- Sourav Ganguly, on his position
as Indian captain.
I don't mind having them around. What is important is that the power of
the umpire should remain paramount.
- David Gower, on match referees.
Obviously I want them to do well. I like England to win anything,
whether it is tiddlywinks, cricket or World Cup football.
Stewart, on his omission from the squad.
In a place like India, where it is going to be organised chaos with the
crowds and fanatical support, we will have to make sure we stick
together as a unit.
- Nasser Hussain
I am really going to feel it when I get on that plane. It is so hard to
think that our baby will be six weeks old by the time I get home.
Ashley Giles, on his child to be born in five weeks.
Nasser may have announced that he will stand down in 2003, but that is a
long time away, and no-one knows what's going to happen between now and
then. There is a lot of cricket to be played in that time, so you never
know - he might end up being sacked from the job!
- Darren Gough, on
Nasser Hussain's intentions of stepping down after the 2003 World Cup.
They have been proven players for England, and now they are competing
with a couple of other lads. That is not a problem.
- Nasser Hussain, on
Darren Gough and Andrew Caddick.
Why are they making a fuss now? The arrangements were known beforehand.
- BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, on the English teams complaints at
practice facilities in Kolkata.