I can't forget the time he once told a team meeting - 'The day I stop thinking of money, I will stagnate.'"
Bishan Bedi on Sunil Gavaskar, his former India team-mate
Jun 22, 2007 |
He loves India. He has named his child India. His biggest player is actually Tendulkar. Right now I'm hoping Tendulkar does not hit a catch to him because he will probably drop it to watch him bat.
Irving Romaine on team-mate Lionel Cann, who is just a bit overawed by being at the World Cup
Mar 3, 2007 |
They didn't even read it. They are all biased. There is no misappropriation. It is only their misinterpretation.
An angry Jagmohan Dalmiya after he was expelled from the BCCI. A 46-page report he submitted in his defence was not even read before the decision was taken
Dec 16, 2006 |
Mercy ... it is getting just too boring.
A headline in the Hindustan Times suggests that their cricket correspondent had had enough after four days of the Duleep Trophy final
Oct 10, 2006 |
What Indian farmers could not do to Sharad Pawar, Australian cricketers did.
Columnist TJS George puts the life of the Indian farmers in perspective
Oct 5, 2006 |
Cricket in India is not a religion, as has been said, nor is one-day cricket. Only one-day cricket involving India attracts public attention.
Journalist Scyld Berry goes a step further than Manjrekar
Sep 29, 2006 |
[I am] not a good watcher of the game... I think cricket is a boring game to watch".
Sunil Gavaskar reveals his feelings to a conference on blogging
Sep 9, 2006 |
I've been practising hard. I'm looking forward to the Test series in the Caribbean. Let's see."
Sourav Ganguly being the eternal optimist
May 28, 2006 |
They all want my son to retire but Sourav will not retire till his death.
Chandi Ganguly speaks up for his son without any fear of being cautioned
May 21, 2006 |
It's not a turning of a page in history but a rewriting of a chapter.
Raj Singh Dungarpur, the Cricket Club of India president, waxes emotional on the return of one-day international cricket to the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai
May 15, 2006 |
There were snide remarks from the British media about some of the hotels in India, very cleverly forgetting that hotels in places like Durham and Derby or Sussex are pathetic, to say the least. At least none of the Indian hotels are known to be haunted as the one in Durham is.
Sunil Gavaskar isn't happy about the British media, or the hotels over there
May 2, 2006 |
It really surprises me ... you are so consistent and I'm not
Sachin Tendulkar, on his 33rd birthday, thanks the media for their unwavering love and affection and assures himself of a good press into the bargain
Apr 25, 2006 |
Every demagogue in town has vented his spleen. Every Tom, Dick and Soumitra has voiced an opinion.
Peter Roebuck on the hysterical reaction accompanying Sourav Ganguly's exclusion
Dec 17, 2005 |
I always viewed him as a once-in-20 games bowler.
Arjuna Ranatunga offers his frank views on Ajit Agarkar
Nov 29, 2005 |
I like Sourav's arrogance. I don't like him begging for a place. He should stand tall and perform consistently to get back into the team. That is the Sourav Ganguly I know.
Kapil Dev has some advice for Sourav Ganguly
Nov 21, 2005 |
I told my boys that I have kept my record of losing finals intact.
Sourav Ganguly lets out a wry smile after East Zone lose in the Duleep Trophy final
Nov 15, 2005 |
Don't stand under the sun waiting for me. I am not going to say anything.
Mum's the word: Sourav Ganguly refuses to comment on his exclusion
Oct 31, 2005 |
He is invariably at a loss for words when he talks about cricket because he just doesn't know a thing about the game. No wonder, he pronounces it as `kirkit' or `krikate'; and fortunately he doesn't have to spell it.
Former Indian board chairman Raj Singh Dungarpur on his great mate Jagmohan Dalmiya
Oct 7, 2005 |
Chappell and Ganguly make Raymond Illingworth and myself seem like lovers in comparison.
Need Michael Atherton say more?
Oct 1, 2005 |
He turned up as if he was royalty. It was like having Prince Charles on your side ... There were rumours he was asking people to carry his coffin for him, although he never asked me.
Andrew Flintoff shares his thoughts on the difficult relationship he and his Lancashire colleagues had with Sourav Ganguly in 2000
Sep 30, 2005 |
Greg has only been in the job five months and at the moment it doesn't look like he and Ganguly would go on holiday together.
Former India coach John Wright gives his thoughts on the crisis in the Indian team
Sep 29, 2005 |
Once a chucker always a chucker.
Raj Singh Dungarpur, the former president of the Indian board, takes a shot at Harbhajan Singh
Sep 23, 2005 |
Zimbabwe are better than you
A damning chant from the crowd at Bulawayo after India collapsed to 44 for 8 against New Zealand. They eventually lost by 51 runs
Aug 26, 2005 |
The positions of Jupiter and Mars are not good. I wish I am wrong but this is what the stars tell.
Abdullah Shaukat Chowdhry, a 70-year-old astrologer from Lahore, predicts that the end is nigh. The end of Sachin Tendulkar's career, that is ...
Jun 4, 2005 |
Everybody says John Wright did a good job, but what exactly did he do? He could not rectify Sourav Ganguly's short-pitched delivery problem for five years.
Ashok Malhotra, the former India Test batsman, disappointed after not being considered for the coaching position
May 18, 2005 |
I've shifted to milkshakes, but I ensure that I get my daily quota.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes sure that he drinks one litre of buffalo milk a day
May 14, 2005 |
If Muttiah Muralitharan can be allowed to bowl, nobody under the sun should be stopped from bowling for suspect action.
Former Indian offspinner Rajesh Chauhan says the ICC treated Harbhajan Singh unfairly
May 7, 2005 |
My dad is 70, my mother is 60. The chances of another Kapil are close to zero.
Kapil Dev does the math on being asked when India will see another Kapil Dev
Apr 29, 2005 |
Everyone will have to see Sourav's career in 360 degrees before the judgment on his career is passed
Wasim Akram's geometry lessons to the Indian selectors
Apr 28, 2005 |
Indians are mad about the game. Sometimes I do think they are mad. But the unbridled passion is infectious.
Don Bradman's views, as recalled by Richard Mulvaney, the Director of the Bradman Museum
Apr 23, 2005 |
Cricket is a foreign game played in white flannels ... it is not our game, wrestling is. In fact, cricket should not be played at all. What baffles me is why Indians are so bothered about watching cricket
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav courts the popular vote
Apr 18, 2005 |
Sehwag can change the course of a match with the ease of Moses parting the Red Sea.
Ian Chappell predicts an assault of biblical proportions
Apr 1, 2005 |
I am going to make a promise to the foreign minister right now and that is that I will even try to understand cricket.
The US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, acknowledges the importance of the game in India-Pakistan relations, as she arrives in New Delhi
Mar 4, 2005 |
Deadlines don't worry us. As long as we make good money everything will be fine.
An official of the BCCI confirms what we all suspected
Jan 27, 2005 |
It has been their failure to show the slightest respect for faithful supporters sitting in extreme discomfort in the stands. Just for a day, Dalmiya and his merry men should be made to swap places, toilets and refreshments with those they are supposed to be serving, those who ultimately pay the bills.
Peter Roebuck argues that the Indian board treat ordinary spectators with virtual contempt
Dec 7, 2004 |
Come on, his sleeves are absolutely unique.
A female fan in Kolkata explains how to recognise Sachin Tendulkar
Dec 6, 2004 |
Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.
Hashim Amla, the South African batsman, reassures himself as he boards a flight
Dec 2, 2004 |
Absolute crap. The only thing it shows is India's power at the ICC table.
Former England captain Michael Atherton on the ICC's claim that its decision to overrule Sourav Ganguly's two-match ban shows its "independence"
Dec 1, 2004 |
Medical investigations have revealed intra-articular pathology of the right hip joint noted by increased synovial fluid accumulation.
Well, that clears that up then. A BCCI press release sheds light on Sourav Ganguly's likely non-appearance in the fourth Test at Mumbai
Nov 5, 2004 |
I will not walk. The umpire has a job to do, I will wait for his decision.
A steadfast Mohammad Kaif stands his ground on the issue of marching orders
Oct 24, 2004 |