Cricketing gems and bouncers
From the way these two batted, you’d think they’d been picked for England but were playing for South Africa as double agents. – Geoff Boycott gives a spin to the poor for m of Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott in South Africa
Is it a superstition or what? – An angry Sunil Gavaskar has no clue why Indian batsmen don’t slide their bat in when running between the wickets
If you want an argument in favour of the review system, put Harper on the field; if you want an argument against the system, put Harper in the third umpire’s booth. – Simon Barnes with an assessment of ICC elite umpire Daryl Harper’s performance during the South Africa-England series
I was thinking about having a long day in the changerooms, actually, with not much to do, what paper I was going to read. – Ricky Ponting did not expect to score 209 against the hapless Pakistan team when he pulled straight into the hands of fine leg whilst still on nought.
I would give Wolverine a set of inners (gloves) and back him to catch more with those hands. – Kerry O’Keeffe on Kamran Akmal after the Pakistan keeper spilled four catches during the second innings at the SCG
It wasn’t just a peach... it was a crate full of peaches. – Geoff Lawson on Brad Haddin’s leg-side catch to dismiss Salman Butt in Sydney.
Harris, can you turn a doorknob? – Not a flattering placard marked out for Paul Harris at Newlands.
Sports psychology is the biggest load of bull**** that’s ever been invented. – Ian Botham thinks only the lonely need help.
If I’m rubbish, I expect to be axed. – Kyle Mills prepares for the worst if his commentary for Sky isn’t up to the mark.
Thanks for the compliment, I think. I can promise you I have not had a face lift – what is a face lift? – Shane Warne responds to a fan’s question on whether he’s had a facelift. – Cricinfo