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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.
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January 4th week

I'm not a great one-day player, but I hope to redeem that and get some good form going. - Michael Vaughan.

It's important that we get to a state of having two neutral umpires for all forms of international cricket - a home umpire could be influenced by the crowd out there at Eden Gardens and it is an extremely difficult job to do.
- England coach Duncan Fletcher at the end of the first one- dayer against England.

My team were certainly not the losers out there. Cricket lost out a little bit but certainly not my team.
- England skipper Nasser Hussain after the Eden Gardens one-dayer.

Hoggy (Matthew Hoggard) should be trying to knock Darren and myself off our pedestals, and it is up to us to respond and make sure he does not take our places.
- Andrew Caddick.

It is totally unacceptable to be provided with facilities like this, and we have protested strongly to the BCCI and will continue to do so
- ECB Chief Executive Tim Lamb, on the practice facilities provided in Kolkata.

We are under-prepared because of very obvious reasons. I mean, if you have been closely watching and hearing what we have had to say over the last few days, regarding practice facilities, I think you will realise what I mean.
- Duncan Fletcher, on the eve of the first one-dayer.

There's one thing you just cannot help but notice when you arrive in India. It doesn't matter where you go, you just cannot get away from Tendulkar.
- Darren Gough.

I have seen a bit of Anil bhai at the NCA, and I also know Harbhajan. No doubt it is a great challenge, but international cricket is all about challenges.
- Rookie wicket-keeper Ajay Ratra, on the prospects of keeping to Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.

It is premature to talk about another failure. And I do not think he has fared badly as a captain.
- Ajit Wadekar, on Sourav Ganguly's poor form.

I don't know who is spreading all such talk (of Ganguly's replacement). Of course, no one is happy with his form. He himself is not happy and trying his best to regain his touch. I think we should let him concentrate on his job by not talking about it.
- Chairman of selectors Chandu Borde.

For any pair to settle down, you have to give them time. How many Tests have Bhajji (Harbhajan) and myself have bowled together? Only five. We have managed to win one Test.
- Anil Kumble, on his recent performances with Harbhajan Singh.






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