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.
February 5th week
The Zimbabwe tour might see the end of my failures with the bat. - Sourav Ganguly
We studied their strengths and weaknesses with great care and have identified certain grey areas in each of these players. - Stuart Carlisle on Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid
It will not be easy for (Andy) Flower and company to reverse-sweep Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh this time around as they are bowling very well. - Sourav Ganguly, before the first Test
Sourav (Ganguly) is trying to tell Andy (Flower) how to bat basically. We'll wait and see. - Stuart Carlisle
The innings in Chennai came at a crucial juncture. Moreover, I was up against bowlers like (Glenn) McGrath, (Shane) Warne and (Jason) Gillespie. So there is just no comparison.- Shiv Sunder Das, on his century as compared to an 84 in Chennai.
I dedicate this to my mother, who is no more, and to my family members. - Sanjay Bangar talking to pressmen after his maiden Test hundred.
Dravid seems to get a little overawed when (Sachin) Tendulkar is at the other end and his open admiration for the latter sometimes makes him forget that he too is a wonderful player. - Sunil Gavaskar.
Unfortunately some of our best players are worst fielders. - John Wright