March 30, 2015

Domingo's tongue twister, and Dhoni's citizenship quip

The most meaningful, wittiest and memorable quotes from the 2015 World Cup thus far

Some spoke their mind, some just joked around and some made strong statements © Getty Images

It was a bit confusing with the tickets - they all said Hamilton on them so I kept picking up everyone else's thinking it was mine
Hamilton Masakadza on travelling to a place with the same name as his own.

I've gone on my knees and begged him not to retire
Angelo Mathews tries to convince Kumar Sangakkara to stay on.

It's like watching the Matrix movie. There's Neo right there. He doesn't understand how good he is
Dale Steyn's analysis of AB de Villiers' batting.

Another 20 days and you can apply for citizenship
MS Dhoni sums up India's four-month long stay in Australia.

He's gonna look like England after Bangladesh got a hold of 'em
WWE commentator JBL can't resist a dig at England when commentating on English wrestler Bad News Barrett.

I don't even know where the ball went
Grant Elliott on the six he hit to put New Zealand into their maiden World Cup final.

I would have called you a bunch of losers if you lost against Sri Lanka. You are championship material
Fikile Mbalula, South Africa's sports minister, welcomes the team home.

I hate the term Associates. I don't see why it has to be labelled different structures throughout. I think it should be ranked one to whatever
William Porterfield on cricket's class divide.

Our employers are waiting for us
Mohammad Tauqir puts UAE's lot into sharp focus as bad weather threatens their return home.

I might have been like 110-112kph when I started my career in Under -17 and Under-19
Wahab Riaz, who clocks over 150 kph now, gives hope to medium-pacers everywhere.

The shot is called the back away, look away, deliberate cut through point
Glenn Maxwell jokes about an outrageous shot that he somehow pulled off against Wahab Riaz.

You would like to score runs every game but I don't think that's possible unless you are Don Bradman or AB de Villiers
Hashim Amla, having become the fastest man to 20 ODI hundreds, suggests batting is easier for some.

I don't have too many trophies. We are chasing one at the moment and if we get that it will be nice to have a replica
Brendon McCullum, when asked if he'll need more space to display his New Zealand Sportsman of the Year award.

I just said a few words about the World Cup, the current team and how they embarrass me when I watch a classic match on TV and we're getting 220 and these guys are getting 400
Steve Waugh on what he told Australia's World Cup team.

Their unpredictability is not a challenge because they are predictably unpredictable. Their strength lies in the predictability of their unpredictability
Russell Domingo tries to sum up Pakistan.

Tough times don't last, but tough blokes do
Brendon McCullum on his "champion" friend Eoin Morgan.

I just want to sit in my room and feel sad for a while
AB de Villiers needs a hug after South Africa's huge loss to India