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.
March 2nd week
I have not seen anybody playing like this in international
cricket during the last seven years or so. It was simply amazing.
- Sourav Ganguly, on Douglas Marillier's innings at Faridabad.
Coach Geoff Marsh gets very angry when I play those shots in the
nets. But they worked for me today. - Douglas Marillier, on his
cheeky shots at Faridabad.
His style is very much self-made. He's not a guy you can spend
hours in the nets coaching. - Former Zimbabwe skipper Dave
Houghton on Douglas Marillier.
He is a promising and a clever cricketer. A couple of more
players like him will be very helpful. - John Wright on Dinesh
Mongia after the Mohali one-dayer.
In Faridabad we lost to a freak knock. It doesn't happen
everyday. - Sourav Ganguly after the second one-dayer.
We are not going to be bothered about India playing at home. Our
job is to give them a tough fight. - Zimbabwe captain Stuart
Carlisle, ahead of the one-day series.
We may have lost 2-0, but it wasn't that one-sided an affair as
the result shows. We could have won today. - Zimbabwe coach Geoff
Marsh, after losing the Delhi Test.
We want to win overseas. The West Indies tour is coming up and it
will be crucial. - Sourav Ganguly after the Test win at Delhi.
There are some grounds you feel good to enter and Kotla is one of
them. Whenever I bowl here, I feel confident of getting wickets.
- Anil Kumble, on the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, where he picked 10
wickets in an innings.