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When an Aussie sledges it's aggression but if an Indian sledges its unnecessary and foolish.

VVS Laxman on the brouhaha over India's sledging on the third day in the Brisbane Test

Dec 20, 2014 Tweet | Share

If he had to get out there, we wouldn't have been able to keep the ball out of his hand.

Mohammed Moosajee, South African team manager, on why Allan Donald did not come out as 14th man in Centurion

Dec 19, 2014 Tweet | Share

I'll put that in the same category as the third new ball. Over-rated. Huddles are over-rated.

It's almost mandatory for teams these days, but Mark Taylor doesn't think much of them

Dec 19, 2014 Tweet | Share

If I'm playing the peacemaker, you can imagine what was going on out there.

Virat Kohli on the rising tensions between players on the fourth day of the Adelaide Test

Dec 13, 2014 Tweet | Share

Michael, change of plan. Some Bodyline, son.

Umpire Ian Gould tells Michael Clarke that Varun Aaron is coming around the wicket

Dec 10, 2014 Tweet | Share

His deal with himself was he would buy a new cow for his herd every time he hit a 100. The herd grew very quickly.

Phillip Hughes' friend Corey Ireland, during his eulogy

Dec 3, 2014 Tweet | Share

A bowler will always be a mirage and a batsman will always be water.

R Ashwin waxes metaphorical as he tells the BCCI website that cricket is a batsman's game

Dec 1, 2014 Tweet | Share

I think 99% of bowlers these days would fail the 15 degree test

Saeed Ajmal doesn't pull any punches when discussing suspect actions

Nov 24, 2014 Tweet | Share

It's got nothing to do about I'll see you in the car park and we'll beat the crap out of each other.

Dale Steyn tries to set the record straight about his confrontation with Michael Clarke during the Cape Town Test earlier this year

Nov 18, 2014 Tweet | Share

The Test series is big, but at the end of the day, if they do well in the World Cup no one will care about the Test series over there.

Former Australian bowler Stuart Clark thinks the upcoming Tests in Australia are not India's No. 1 priority

Nov 13, 2014 Tweet | Share

Maybe I need to touch up the eyebrows.

Australia's Aaron Finch after nearly being singed by a flame-thrower near the boundary during the first Twenty20

Nov 6, 2014 Tweet | Share

I was telling people if every time I answered a question about Multan I got a rupee, I would be a multimillionaire by now.

Rahul Dravid on the number of times he has been asked about his declaration in the 2003-04 Multan Test when Sachin Tendulkar was on 194

Nov 6, 2014 Tweet | Share

The hard thing about Pakistan is that they throw up these cricketers you've never seen before

Steve Waugh praises Pakistan's ability to keep discovering fresh talent, evident in their 221-run victory against Australia in Dubai

Oct 29, 2014 Tweet | Share

Speak to my wife, we should have kept going!

Geoff Marsh on the fact both his sons - Shaun and Mitchell - are now Australian Test cricketers

Oct 22, 2014 Tweet | Share

They are called the Tigers, which is a tough animal; you mess around with a tiger it kills you. We have to respect the Tigers, especially in their own forest.

​Zimbabwe coach Stephen Mangongo isn't going to be taking Bangladesh lightly

Oct 21, 2014 Tweet | Share

A person is made of this earth, which has not been discovered completely yet.

Saqlain Mushtaq was asked if there can be further innovation to the doosra. This was his reply

Oct 15, 2014 Tweet | Share

'Okay, Anil is the only guy. Let's give it to him.'

Anil Kumble explains how he became India's Test captain when no one else wanted it, or was ready for it

Oct 15, 2014 Tweet | Share

Guys are up there trying to eat their breakfasts quicker than each other now

Brad Haddin on Australia's competitiveness, when asked if there was tension between his team and Pakistan

Oct 9, 2014 Tweet | Share

I've watched more cricket than I've played. So there's enough in this upper-storey that can be used before I forget it.

Ravi Shastri, India's new director of cricket, believes he has a lot to offer the team

Oct 7, 2014 Tweet | Share

First of all, I should get into the XI.

Darren Sammy, when asked if he would like to bat higher during the ODIs against India

Oct 2, 2014 Tweet | Share

It's almost like Indians have chillies from a very early age, therefore if you eat chilli it doesn't really bother you. But if we eat chilli, it burns our mouth, which is the same while playing spin.

Justin Langer the Perth Scorchers coach, on why Australians struggle against spin

Oct 1, 2014 Tweet | Share

Wicket-taker, contains, and he does it in a short-sleeved shirt, which is nice to see for a spinner.

George Bailey believes his Kings XI Punjab team-mate, left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, has plenty of talent and nothing to hide

Sep 28, 2014 Tweet | Share

I am happy they [England] gave us [India] the game of cricket, which they can't play very well, and the English language, which I can't speak very well.

Former India captain Kapil Dev gets cheeky after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the House of Lords from the Indo-European Business Forum

Sep 25, 2014 Tweet | Share

When our cricket team wins a tournament and returns, the entire country rejoices, but this achievement is a thousand times greater.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi after India successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars

Sep 24, 2014 Tweet | Share

I have enjoyed when a gorgeous cricket ball declines the advances of my well-manicured cricket bat. But loaded with the perseverance of a sincere lover, my bat wins

A dreamy Gautam Gambhir gets eloquent on batting and its romance, in his newspaper column

Sep 19, 2014 Tweet | Share

The guys play ten to 11 months in a year, so wives, girlfriends - you should be allowed to decide what your partners are irrespective of the gender - on tour

The Indian team manager may frown on girlfriends accompanying cricketers on tour, but Rahul Dravid believes in freedom of choice

Sep 13, 2014 Tweet | Share

We're definitely not predictable. You bowled two overs the other day.

Dale Steyn expresses his surprise on seeing his team-mate AB de Villiers bowl for only the second time in ODIs, against Zimbabwe in Harare

Sep 7, 2014 Tweet | Share

At least when Zimbabwe beat us in '83 we were drinking cans the night before. And lots of them.

Former Australia fast bowler Rodney Hogg tweets after Australia's loss to Zimbabwe, and explains what may have gone wrong 31 years ago

Sep 1, 2014 Tweet | Share

We're happy to tootle along in a two-litre diesel in a Formula 1 race.

Graeme Swann remains a staunch critic of England's one-day strategy

Aug 29, 2014 Tweet | Share

It's such a frustrating scenario: One can't become the chief minister, but one can still become the prime minister!

IS Bindra, a senior Indian cricket administrator, can't believe N Srinivasan can be appointed the ICC president when India's Supreme Court has prevented him from functioning as the BCCI president

Aug 27, 2014 Tweet | Share

I've been trying to hit as straight as possible, so I'm very happy with the shot. I'm not going to apologise for it.

Mitchell Johnson is not sorry for breaking the glass on the commentators' box at the Harare Sports Club

Aug 25, 2014 Tweet | Share

They can go on holiday, or go back home. They can even come to India if they want.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel says India's bowling and fielding coaches Joe Dawes and Trevor Penney have many options after they were "given a break"

Aug 19, 2014 Tweet | Share

Don't be so jealous of IPL.

MS Dhoni, when asked if some of the players might want to miss the IPL and work on their Test games

Aug 17, 2014 Tweet | Share

Herath went wrong.

Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower, on being asked what went wrong after a strong first day in the SSC Test

Aug 16, 2014 Tweet | Share

Usually i don't drink. I don't get hangovers

MS Dhoni is asked if the hangover from the Jadeja-Anderson spat would persist through the Old Trafford Test

Aug 7, 2014 Tweet | Share

I am currently on the bush with Bouchy, looking after rhinos

Jacques Kallis reveals what he was up to, with Mark Boucher, when he decided to inform the selectors of his international retirement

Jul 30, 2014 Tweet | Share

They must change that rule and give you another chance.

Faf du Plessis thinks a catch down the leg side needs a do-over

Jul 25, 2014 Tweet | Share

I have seen fewer hookers in Soho on a Saturday night.

Bob Willis remarks on England's handling of the short ball at Lord's against India

Jul 22, 2014 Tweet | Share

Dharmasena is behaving like Dickie Bird now. Everything is not out.

Wasim Akram on the umpiring at Lord's

Jul 21, 2014 Tweet | Share

This board is full of ignorant people and it is useless trying to talk sense into them.

Shoaib Akhtar doesn't think highly of the Pakistan board for sending a big support staff contingent to Sri Lanka with the team

Jul 18, 2014 Tweet | Share

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    The return of Bob Simpson

Rewind: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

    Ranji in Ireland, Hazare in Mumbai

Subash Jayaraman's cricket world tour takes in Dublin, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai

    A year of triumph and disaster

Martin Crowe: Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking were the positive highlights in a year that ended with the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death

    Two fortresses called Brisbane and Centurion

Numbers Game: Australia haven't lost at the Gabba since 1988, while South Africa have a 14-2 record in Centurion

Why Steven Smith's here to stay

Russell Jackson: He has experienced captaincy at every level. Most admirably, he has managed to reinvent his game to succeed at the highest level

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The perfect Test

After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.

Kohli attains batting nirvana

Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

What ails Rohit and Watson?

Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

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    Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough

    Karn struggles to stay afloat (114)

    The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

    Kohli attains batting nirvana (110)

    Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

    When defeat isn't depressing (57)

    After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

    What ails Rohit and Watson? (53)

    Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

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