The first time I ever met him he was the same little obnoxious weed that he is now.
Matthew Hayden on his good mate Harbhajan Singh
Mar 2, 2008 |
He is just young. I have said to him many times, 'You are 19, take it easy'. At the end of the day you are 19, why don't you just worry about your bowling for a while?
The 36-year-old Matthew Hayden seems concerned about his young opponent, Ishant Sharma
Mar 2, 2008 |
With Tendulkar, it's like the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.
Sanjay Manjrekar wonders why Sachin Tendulkar's failures, especially while chasing, are not questioned by the media
Feb 28, 2008 |
We don't believe in God. In our family, we're rationalists.
The delightfully named Napoleon Einstein, who is part of India's U-19 squad, reveals his ideology
Feb 23, 2008 |
Once I reach India, I will go for a crew cut.
India Under-19 batsman and MS Dhoni lookalike Saurabh Tiwary has plans
Feb 23, 2008 |
Whenever he is cornered he bounces back. It is his trait. Yuvi will be back.
Mom knows best. Shabnam Singh, Yuvraj's mom, backs her son to fight back
Feb 22, 2008 |
He cannot bat. He is useless as a fielder.
Sunil Gavaskar is rather cutting about Munaf Patel's skills, or lack thereof
Feb 20, 2008 |
It was a bad reaction from Rohit. Even with the cramps I could have run and made it easily."
Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn't mince his words when queried about his runner (Rohit Sharma) getting him run-out during the ODI against Australia in Adelaide
Feb 20, 2008 |
Ooh, and nearly a collision with the umpire. There's only one winner in that battle.
Tony Greig fears for Yuvraj Singh's health after Yuvraj bumped into the solid frame of Peter Parker
Feb 19, 2008 |
Right now, he is probably the best bowler in the world.
Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath rates Ishant Sharma, the rookie pacer
Feb 17, 2008 |
I don't mind when people boo me. The more they do it, the more I'm going to play hard. Actually, it gives me pleasure that everyone knows me at the ground. It inspires me to do well."
Harbhajan Singh on the reaction he gets from the Australian crowds
Feb 14, 2008 |
With Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, it was better to be friends and make them smile rather than wind them up.
Sledging doesn't work with all players, warns Shane Warne
Feb 10, 2008 |
I now know what Sachin Tendulkar feels every time he bats in India.
Adam Gilchrist soaks it up while batting in his final Twenty20 in front of a packed MCG
Feb 6, 2008 |
You've got a witness now, champ. It's a shit word and you know it.
In Channel 9 audio footage, Matthew Hayden remonstrates with Harbhajan Singh moments after the alleged "monkey" comment. The tape was used as evidence in Harbhajan's hearing, but the m-word was crucially inaudible
Feb 4, 2008 |
Sometimes I need to look at the scoreboard to figure out whether I'm batting hundred-plus or whether I am on zero.
Sachin Tendulkar struggles to distinguish between his standing ovations for entering the pitch and then for getting his half-century and century.
Jan 30, 2008 |
I think it has affected journalists more than it has us.
Mahendra Dhoni puts Sourav Ganguly's exclusion from the ODI side in perspective
Jan 20, 2008 |
Ek aur over karega?" [Will you bowl one more over?]
Anil Kumble asks Ishant Sharma if he'll bowl one more over after having bowled seven. Ishant did and got the wicket of Ricky Ponting on the first ball
Jan 16, 2008 |
Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching.
A placard at the SCG when Sachin Tendulkar was on his way to a magnificent century
Jan 9, 2008 |
He is raw in his action and needs to bulk up but so, too, was a young skinny kid from Narromine a decade ago.
Steve Waugh is sufficiently impressed with Ishant Sharma to compare him to Glenn McGrath
Jan 8, 2008 |
I don't care whether I bore the hell out of the opposition but I am going to try and bat as long as possible.
Saurashtra batsman Shitanshu Kotak before batting six hours for 73 as his side looked for a semi-final clinching draw against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. Kotak's strike-rate this season is 34.75
Dec 30, 2007 |
There are generally no reporters at our matches, either to see our team's performances, or my dimples.
Mithali Raj, captain of the Indian women's team, bemoans the lack of media coverage of women's cricket
Dec 25, 2007 |
My lifetime was associated with bouncers but the sweetest bouncer I received was when Pawar told me that I would be receiving the award.
Former Indian captain Nari Contractor on receiving the Indian board's Lifetime Achievement Award. Contractor's career had been cut short by a vicious bouncer from Charlie Griffith
Dec 21, 2007 |
I was waiting for him to break my record , but the power went off when he was on 225. I missed the moment.
Former Indian batsman Vinod Kambli didn't get to see Sourav Ganguly creating a new record for the highest score by an Indian left-hander
Dec 16, 2007 |
He is my hero and playing against him is a special moment in my life. I cherish that.
Sachin Tendulkar reflects on playing against Viv Richards during a Yorkshire-Glamorgan county match
Dec 2, 2007 |
I just look at my pictures sometimes and see if the photo is good.
While some cricketers read newspaper reports on themselves, Robin Uthappa strays clear of the text and flips through the pages for another reason
Nov 14, 2007 |
I am handsome but all the actresses can wait.
A modest Sreesanth disappoints the beauties who can't wait to star opposite him
Oct 31, 2007 |
You [media people] change my girlfriends every two days. Please let one continue for some time."
Mahendra Singh Dhoni gives a tongue-in-cheek reply on being quizzed about his love life
Oct 29, 2007 |
It's me who's going to pay the fines and not you. I am on the right track and I will continue doing it.
Sreesanth shrugs off his repeated visits to the match referee with a smile
Oct 26, 2007 |
I am a child, they are all legends.
... says Sreesanth about facing the Australians
Oct 11, 2007 |
Cricket is about, bat ball, stump, wicket, fielding, what else is there? You use the same words in Hindi and English. I can understand that. I am from a village, I am just 24, I have played international cricket only for a year, but I am not an idiot.
Munaf Patel when asked about the problem of communication he was said to have faced within the team
Oct 2, 2007 |
The only time I took a ride in an open bus was in Belfast, earlier in the summer. But it was so cold that I had to quickly take shelter in the covered deck.
Sourav Ganguly's take on the open bus ride which the Twenty20 champions enjoyed
Oct 1, 2007 |
We are told that Mumbai is a city which is always on the move. See, me and my boys have brought the entire city to a standstill today."
Mahendra Singh Dhoni after the Indian team received a tumultuous welcome from adoring fans on returning to India
Sep 30, 2007 |
Before I start I should say I read an article by you in Cricinfo. You'd said Australia were the favourites. Today I think me and the boys, we proved you wrong.
Speaking to Ravi Shastri after India's victory over Australia in the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's Twenty20 and ODI captain, tells all that he reads Cricinfo. And apparently it's inspired him.
Sep 23, 2007 |
A lot of people tell me I bat like him, but I'm not even halfway there.
Yuvraj Singh dismisses comparisons with West Indian legend Garry Sobers after his six sixes in an over kept India alive in the ICC World Twenty20
Sep 20, 2007 |
There is a shelf life to the captaincy in India in which you can give it your best. Maybe the shelf lives are becoming shorter as time goes by.
Rahul Dravid explains his decision to resign as India's captain
Sep 16, 2007 |
I think he is a style icon and whatever he wears he is quite comfortable in them. I admire him a lot.
Kapil Dev has style. It's official: fashion designer Anjana Bhargav says so
Aug 23, 2007 |
I wanted to play for a county, but nobody seemed interested in taking me.
Surprisingly, it's lean pickings for Virender Sehwag, who will make a comeback to the Indian team for the ICC World Twenty20
Aug 22, 2007 |
He [Muttiah Muralitharan] should just think that when a dog bites, you don't go and bite the dog.
Arjuna Ranatunga, speaking to an Indian television channel, advises Muralitharan on dealing with Bishan Bedi
Aug 15, 2007 |
If I was sitting in an armchair then I'd be disappointed as well.
Rahul Dravid with a message for armchair fans who were critical of his decision not to enforce the follow-on at The Oval
Aug 12, 2007 |
People say that sport is not a matter of life and death, but for a few seconds there I thought my number was up.
Kevin Pietersen is not too proud to reveal that Sreesanth's beamer was the first time he was shaken up on a cricket pitch
Aug 2, 2007 |