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I don't listen to people, don't watch TV and don't read newspapers. It's better to use the time to work on your game.

Virender Sehwag reveals that he gives media coverage of his career about as much respect as he does to bowlers

Jan 16, 2009 Tweet | Share

It's probably best to give him a chance to find out what first-class cricket is like. Give him a handful of games to provide him a bit of experience.

Glenn McGrath on the wonder boy David Warner

Jan 16, 2009 Tweet | Share

Tall peaks are not always better than long plateaus as true greatness must include protracted excellence.

The ICC explains why their idea of including Matthew Hayden in their list of all-time greats, while excluding the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, wasn't such a great one after all

Jan 15, 2009 Tweet | Share

We have been around for more than 220 years. We've outlived World Wars and revolutions, let alone the odd financial crisis."

Surviving the current crunch is not much of an issue for the MCC chief executive Keith Bradshaw

Jan 15, 2009 Tweet | Share

Built like Tarzan, plays like Jane.

That's Shaun Tait for you, according to Ricky Ponting

Jan 14, 2009 Tweet | Share

It's time to retire, little buddy.

Justin Langer responds to an early-morning call from Matthew Hayden on the eve of his retirement announcement

Jan 14, 2009 Tweet | Share

I haven't told my mother about my debut match yet. She'll be the happiest person when she sees me out there.

Bangladesh's new fast bowler Rubel Hossain has a surprise in store. Will he pull it off?

Jan 14, 2009 Tweet | Share

He intimidated opposition fast bowlers; they might deny it, but he did. I'm sure a few of them thought about wearing a helmet when they were bowling to him. I did.

Jason Gillespie assesses the impact of Matthew Hayden on the opposition

Jan 13, 2009 Tweet | Share

You can even look back through the history books of the game and try and see if there's ever been a better opening batsman in the game, let alone Australia."

No praise is too much for Matthew Hayden, in Ricky Ponting's estimation

Jan 13, 2009 Tweet | Share

He was so good it was sometimes embarrassing to bat at the other end.

Steve Waugh is self-effacing in paying tribute to Matthew Hayden

Jan 13, 2009 Tweet | Share

The way I've acted in team meetings and on the field completely flies in the face of those accusations. My job is to support the captain and that doesn't change.

Andrew Flintoff dismisses suggestions that he might have contributed to Kevin Pietersen's dismissal

Jan 13, 2009 Tweet | Share

We could have signed him but I said 'no, he's only done it twice at domestic level, let him prove himself first.

Shane Warne regrets not signing up David Warner for the Rajasthan Royals after watching him club South Africa at the MCG

Jan 13, 2009 Tweet | Share

Pietersen has been dismissed for being a South African egomaniac. This is not news ... What next? [The ECB] will appoint a dog and sack him for going woof.

Simon Barnes, writing in The Times, reflects on a peculiar week for English cricket

Jan 12, 2009 Tweet | Share

Maybe I'll play for Australia in lawn bowls in the future, maybe tennis, maybe rowing.

An irate Brad Hodge vents his frustration after being overlooked for Australia's one-day squads

Jan 11, 2009 Tweet | Share

I'll make sure there is some white space for you to sign.

Dave Richardson on television commentary promises Athar Ali Khan a chance to sign the ICC's Catch the Spirit flag after earlier saying only a select group of individuals were allowed to sign

Jan 11, 2009 Tweet | Share

Mate, I love you to bits and the last thing I want you to do is quit as captain.

Kevin Pietersen recalls what Steve Harmison told him in India

Jan 11, 2009 Tweet | Share

People have to understand the nature of the beast and they should have known the character of KP when they appointed him. We all know he has a massive ego. He needs to be 'The Man'.

Shane Warne on his mate Kevin Pietersen

Jan 9, 2009 Tweet | Share

I'm going to be in the same dressing room with the guys I've looked up to all my life. Just to be next to them is going to be very, very special and I might actually ask for some autographs.

David Warner, the New South Wales batsman, can't wait for his Twenty20 international debut

Jan 8, 2009 Tweet | Share

I thought Makhaya should have protected me a little bit more, being the senior batsman out there."

Graeme Smith tries to laugh the pain of Sydney away

Jan 8, 2009 Tweet | Share

You can't just sit on a safari in South Africa and issue ultimatums to the board about the England cricket captaincy, it's far too important for that. You get off your backside, you come to England and you sit down with your bosses ...

Nasser Hussain says Kevin Pietersen should have handled the Moores issue in a more professional way

Jan 8, 2009 Tweet | Share

He's always likening himself to Matthew Hayden so we thought we'd take a look. It didn't work, but I was very happy to get through with only his casualty."

South Africa coach Mickey Arthur on Morne Morkel's brief stint as opener

Jan 6, 2009 Tweet | Share

What a thrilling concept - how wonderful it would be, whenever our careers seem to be developing along unpleasing lines, to sack the boss.

The Times' Simon Barnes wishes he could do a Kevin Pietersen

Jan 5, 2009 Tweet | Share

He is a pain in the bum. Hayden, at 37, what I think he should do is head on down and say, 'I have had enough' and quit.

Neil Harvey weighs in on the Hayden debate

Jan 4, 2009 Tweet | Share

You need to keep your eyes on him but at the same time you're not going to treat him like a child. He's a big man, he's got a daughter, he's a father.

Chris Gayle maintains a balance when it comes to handling Xavier Marshall

Jan 3, 2009 Tweet | Share

That's something Bill Lawry would have been used to...this would never happen at the MCG would it Bill?

As the Sydney crowd give a slow hand-clap to an extended sight-screen delay, Tony Greig pokes fun at his old sparring partner

Jan 2, 2009 Tweet | Share

Any guy who is going to try 150,000% in this game is someone we're going to have to respect."

Graeme Smith on Doug Bollinger's statement about his commitment to Australia

Jan 2, 2009 Tweet | Share

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