IPL 2013 review May 27, 2013

'My word someone will die soon'

The most memorable quotes from the sixth edition of the IPL

"He would go [for the matches]... he was enthusiastic."
BCCI President N Srinivasan explains his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's frequent presence in the Chennai Super Kings dug-out.

"I was pointing out I have got children too."
Brad Hodge on his rock-the-baby celebration after taking Rajasthan Royals into the second qualifier of the IPL.

"MS Dhoni didn't put the towel in his trousers."
Delhi police chief Neeraj Kumar responds to a journalist, who referred to an allegation that MS Dhoni had set Sreesanth up in the IPL corruption case.

"So the crowd can watch Chris Gayle bat earlier."
Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist explains at the toss why he decided to ask Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat.

"I don't want to sound politically incorrect but what will they do if I enter? Shoot me?"
Kolkata Knight Riders' team owner Shah Rukh Khan on whether the ban against him entering Wankhede Stadium can really be enforced.

"Maybe they must reconsider 4pm games in Chennai. My word someone will die soon!"
Albie Morkel doesn't enjoy bowling in 37° Celsius heat.

"We're not going to let him in. We're going to keep my brother in for the whole 20."
Kings XI Punjab stand-in captain David Hussey's response to what his team's plans were for Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni.

"In eight games if you haven't made a significant contribution you're a bit of a passenger."
Adam Gilchrist gives an honest appraisal of his own batting form in IPL 2013.

"Life is all about taking the right decision, seeing Gayle bat today I think I took the right decision of being a wicketkeeper."
MS Dhoni thinks he has taken the right career path after watching Gayle hammer a 30-ball 100.

"When you give Sir Ravindra Jadeja one ball to get 2 runs he will win it with one ball to spare!"
Another Sir Jadeja joke shows up on MS Dhoni's Twitter account, after the Chennai Super Kings-Royal Challengers Bangalore match.

"Once we start playing proper cricket, we'll be a side to beat."
Irfan Pathan is confident Delhi Daredevils can turn around their dreadful start

"Batsmen are scoring easy runs in IPL in the absence of Pakistani bowlers."
Wasim Akram plays to the gallery after being appointed to oversee the coaching of Pakistan's fast bowlers.

"If it is in the V, it goes in the tree; if it is in the arc, it goes out of the park."
David Miller followed his father's advice perfectly in his 38-ball 101 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"It is these dirty cricketers that have done it. These people who have indulged in these kinds of activities."
BCCI chief N Srinivasan defends the IPL, laying the blame on the three arrested cricketers.

"We then dropped a couple of chances and they're not playing run outs anymore so that makes it tough."
Adam Gilchrist jokes about Michael Hussey's controversial run-out during their match against Chennai Super Kings in Mohali.

"I'll personally call Gautam tomorrow morning and ask him to go out and win the game for us."
Virat Kohli's idea for increasing his chances to make it for the playoffs.

Vishal Dikshit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo