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I've been feeling pretty good and I think you guys have been a bit harsh on me over the last couple of weeks to be honest.

South Australia batsman Michael Klinger appeals to the media to go a little easy on him after an ordinary start to the Sheffield Shield season

Nov 8, 2009 Tweet | Share

I've got more chance of winning next year's Melbourne Cup.

Despite an aggregate of 309 runs in six days for Victoria, Brad Hodge isn't expecting a call from Australia's selectors

Nov 5, 2009 Tweet | Share

I just kept my eyes on the ball and flew.

Bangladesh's Nazmul Hossain explains how he pulled off a blinder at point to dismiss Malcolm Waller in the fourth ODI

Nov 4, 2009 Tweet | Share

I would rather watch two stupid films, a Blackadder episode and read a Viz comic and be in a much better frame of mind to play the next day."

Graeme Swann doesn't love the game enough to go home after training and study it further

Nov 2, 2009 Tweet | Share

We have started calling him grandfather. Even at this stage, he wants to improve with every game.

Only 36, Sachin Tendulkar's longevity is appreciated by Yuvraj Singh

Nov 1, 2009 Tweet | Share

Manners are free. He tells me every day: manners are free.

Shane Warne's best bit of advice to Michael Clarke

Nov 1, 2009 Tweet | Share

Chris Gayle, it was a pleasure to meet you sir!

South African commentator, Mike Haysman, on how he was mistaken for the West Indies captain at a shop in Hyderabad

Oct 29, 2009 Tweet | Share

It's beyond what I thought I could physically do.

Highveld Lions opener Stephen Cook after his monumental innings of 390 against Warriors

Oct 28, 2009 Tweet | Share

''It was probably the gutsiest thing I've ever seen on a cricket field from a spinner after he's been hit probably 150 metres into the stands. He tossed it up, gave it some air and he got the result."

Simon Katich is impressed with Nathan Hauritz's bravery in dismissing Kieron Pollard in the Champions League final

Oct 25, 2009 Tweet | Share

Maybe it's the 12th man that's helping us win

Daren Ganga is overwhelmed by the crowd support in India, especially Hyderabad

Oct 23, 2009 Tweet | Share

Bless him, he's a Yorkshire fast bowler, and he's got an electrical gadget. It's never going to be a good combination.

Graeme Swann makes fun of Tim Bresnan's run-in with a fan on the social networking site, Twitter

Oct 22, 2009 Tweet | Share

It was really difficult to find someone who would bowl to me. So I preferred bowling alone at the stumps.

Trinidad allrounder Navin Stewart on how difficult life was for a budding cricketer in football-crazy Tobago

Oct 22, 2009 Tweet | Share

You need strong characters in the England side, people who will grab the game by the scruff of the neck. So why the hell is Ian Bell still in the England side?

England's former seamer, Andrew Caddick, has some harsh words for the current Test No. 3

Oct 21, 2009 Tweet | Share

He's not an old man, so we've got to be very careful that we don't flog him to death as a 28-year-old.

Tim Nielsen, Australia's coach, worries about Michael Clarke's back

Oct 20, 2009 Tweet | Share

I've always said that almost every press conference is a lie.

Says Michael Vaughan, who found dealing with the press to be one of the toughest tasks during his reign as England captain

Oct 20, 2009 Tweet | Share

What I have seen in India is Bollywood, whereas we are more Under Milk Wood

Andy Nash, Somerset's chairman, wants to connect with Indian fans after watching the Champions League Twenty20

Oct 20, 2009 Tweet | Share

I know where not to bowl to him [ Chris Gayle]. It should be easy. I'm a smart young man, I've done my homework.

Chris Gayle may be one of the world's most feared hitters, but Usain Bolt isn't daunted by the prospect of bowling to him

Oct 19, 2009 Tweet | Share

I always felt English and felt I could live here and hopefully in time my accent will change and be more English.

Somerset's South African-born keeper Craig Kieswetter wishes to assimilate as he looks to qualify for a place in the England set-up

Oct 19, 2009 Tweet | Share

To be sat there talking about it - as much as I'd like to travel the world with Beefy - I don't think so.

Andrew Flintoff doesn't think he will become a commentator

Oct 18, 2009 Tweet | Share

The day that I can't bowl quick is the day that I'll hang the boots up.

Brett Lee outlines his career timeline

Oct 18, 2009 Tweet | Share

I'll drag him out there kicking and screaming even if he doesn't want to but no, I'm positive he will play.

South Australia captain Graham Manou insists Shaun Tait will return to action from injury

Oct 16, 2009 Tweet | Share

They are a very, very unpredictable side in the nicest way possible.

Brett Lee shares his views on the Indian one-day team

Oct 16, 2009 Tweet | Share

It's probably easier to score runs in my backyard.

Brad Hodge sums up the struggle at the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch

Oct 13, 2009 Tweet | Share

I was drinking the water and having to reuse the bottles. I had to pee right back inside them. It was very strange.

Andrew Flintoff on how he holed up in a room for seven hours to avoid media attention following the pedalo incident

Oct 13, 2009 Tweet | Share

It's like a Louis Vuitton handbag or a Gucci wallet - there are knock-offs everywhere.

Joanne Crowley, the Bradman Museum's marketing manager, warns of fake autographs of the cricketing legend

Oct 12, 2009 Tweet | Share

All I got after 15 years at the club was a cup of coffee in the chief executive's office.

Matthew Hoggard is disappointed at not getting a proper farewell after being unexpectedly axed by Yorkshire

Oct 12, 2009 Tweet | Share

Off the field he is a little kitten: he speaks the right thing, comes and says 'sorry for this and that' but my message to him is he cannot come off the field and apologise. It is too late.

Allan Donald on the contrasting features of Sreesanth's behaviour

Oct 9, 2009 Tweet | Share

I think the ICC really want former players to turn to umpiring. They're giving them the look before they retire.

Kerry O'Keeffe gives his take on the white jackets presented to Australia for winning the Champions Trophy

Oct 6, 2009 Tweet | Share

When at home I take my wife's BMW X5 for a spin around town because I've a lousy car of my own.

Brad Hodge talks about his interests besides cricket

Oct 6, 2009 Tweet | Share

I would not call Venkatesh Prasad a coach - he's more of a baggage handler.

Manoj Prabhakar believes India doesn't have the right bowling coach

Oct 4, 2009 Tweet | Share

If I had to last 20 years, I would probably be batting in a wheelchair.

Ricky Ponting, who became the third batsman to score 12,000 ODI runs, admires the table leader Sachin Tendulkar's stamina

Oct 3, 2009 Tweet | Share

The batsman is not out when the umpire says he is out. The batsman is out when Mark Nicholas or Tony Greig or Ian Chappell or Ravi Shastri says he is out

Dave Richardson, former South Africa keeper and now the ICC's cricket manager, on the umpires' plight in the era of Hot Spot, Hawk-Eye and Snicko

Oct 2, 2009 Tweet | Share

My grandkids will never be able to look at me and say I won a Champions Trophy in South Africa.

Dale Steyn looks to the future with disappointment

Sep 30, 2009 Tweet | Share

I am just fidgety, it might come across as nervy but that's life.

Owais Shah explains his exaggerated movements at the crease

Sep 29, 2009 Tweet | Share

I don't know if I want to be likened to Arjuna [Ranatunga]

Graeme Smith may need a runner for cramps but he doesn't want to be seen as a chronic runner seeker

Sep 28, 2009 Tweet | Share

I've always said to my wife that if I was going to mess her around, it would be for Princess Diana. If I could I would have had a dart for her.

Former South African bowler Brian McMillan on one of the celebrity guests he would have liked to have over for dinner

Sep 27, 2009 Tweet | Share

Rana Naved-ul Hasan has a lot more hair than when I last saw him... It takes one to recognise one

Harsha Bhogle has a nice line in self-deprecation on the subject of hair transplants

Sep 27, 2009 Tweet | Share

I have never seen so many runs scored off the cut.

MS Dhoni after Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousuf scored at will in the region between third man and point

Sep 26, 2009 Tweet | Share

The lady singing "John save our gracious queen" today shall live on forever in my fuzzy brain. Couldn't stop laughing out loud!

Graeme Swann tweets his feelings when he heard an inaccurate version of English national anthem before the match against Sri Lanka

Sep 26, 2009 Tweet | Share

We should all realise that our mandatory overs have begun and there is no point in nursing past grudges and animosities.

Speaking at a reunion of the 1979 Delhi Ranji-winning side, Madan Lal talks about being in the final stages of life

Sep 26, 2009 Tweet | Share

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'The heartbeat of the team'

Haroon Lorgat, the CSA chief executive

"He's a guy who has always played under a lot of pressure ... he has always found the inner strength to make sure he concentrates on his own performances, and he leads the team irrespective of what perceptions of him are, his presence alone will be sorely missed."

Russell Domingo, the South Africa coach