I watched a lot of tapes of Steve when I was younger and tried to copy him.
He may be out of favour with the selectors, but Steve Harmison has a fan in Morne Morkel
Jul 7, 2008 |
Welcome to England, if anyone is out of form or hasn't played in a while, don't worry, we've done everything we can to make sure you get into form as soon as possible.
Andrew Caddick's tongue-in-cheek response to the pitch in Taunton where the South African batsmen made merry in their tour opener
Jul 7, 2008 |
I've got a wife and child now and don't have much time to worry about toilet seats and taping bats to the ceiling.
South Africa's Neil McKenzie says he has got over his obsessive superstitions these days
Jun 29, 2008 |
The IPL was only four overs a game and it was like a paid holiday; you only had to work hard if you felt like it, which is probably why we finished second-last.
Dale Steyn sees the lighter side of the Bangalore Royal Challengers' poor performance at the IPL
Jun 19, 2008 |
The only shock I got was that the ball didn't turn in the nets.
Hashim Amla is having a tough time adjusting to 'home' conditions after two tours to the subcontinent
Apr 14, 2008 |
The Indian team is famous for being a collection of monstrous egos sloshing about in great vats of self-importance.
Johannesburg-based Times' columnist Alex Parker writes that South Africa are more hungry to win the series
Apr 8, 2008 |
Neil McKenzie reacts as Hashim Amla trudges off before the umpire's verdict in the first Test against India in Chennai
Apr 3, 2008 |
I feel completely 'Indian' as we approach the series. I won't ever renounce my nationality, obviously, but I like to think of cricket as a completely professional game and I am a professional.
Gary Kirsten, India's new South African coach, declares his commitment to the Indian cause
Apr 1, 2008 |
It was once important for quota selection to ensure that the make-up of the team was more representative ... but we have surely moved on. A number of black players have secured places in the Proteas' team on merit alone and, on the basis of this natural evolution, more will automatically come through on merit, thereby eliminating the need for quotas.
Ali Bacher has his say on South Africa's transformation policy
Mar 30, 2008 |
Graeme Smith and his boys are going to thump Anil Kumble and his charges.
Gerald Majola, Cricket South Africa's chief executive, flags off the pre-tour mind games
Mar 26, 2008 |
These are legitimate gloves, guys.
AB de Villiers assures all prying eyes that the webbing in his wicketkeeping gloves is within the specified requirements
Mar 13, 2008 |
I won't tell you what my first impression was.
Says a beaming Shane Warne when asked about playing alongside his favourite foe, Graeme Smith, in the IPL
Feb 29, 2008 |
No, I wouldn't pay $900,000 for him - I'd pay $1 million for him.
Jonty Rhodes indicates how much he would have bid for Jacques Kallis
Feb 25, 2008 |
We've tried to get him to drink even a little half glass of liquor, but he's not interested.
Herschelle Gibbs reveals his failure to get teetotaller Shaun Pollock to break the habit.
Feb 10, 2008 |
It's kind of hard to go on one date, have a nice dinner and then say: 'That was nice - what are you doing in six weeks' time? I'm going to Chittagong.'
Graeme Smith in an interview with the Cape Times on why he is still single
Feb 5, 2008 |
I'm blaming that on Wynberg [Boys High]. They didn't teach me to count to 200 - they seemed to stop at 180.
Jacques Kallis tries to explain why there's still no double-century on his impressive resume
Nov 12, 2007 |
Andre unfortunately only had one line that he was dishing out to Shoaib Malik and the boys so it got a bit monotonous there. We just had a chat to Andre and said to Graeme Smith, 'Well, look he's only traipsing out one line, it's getting a bit boring'.
The umpire Simon Taufel keeps a straight face as he explains that he found Andre Nel's sledges, sorry sledge, a bit repetitively dull
Oct 30, 2007 |
I don't know - for us or for Pakistan?
Graeme Smith wittily replies when asked if the absence of Shoaib Akhtar would be an advantage during South Africa's tour of Pakistan
Sep 29, 2007 |
I wish I knew. I'll let you know when I find out. But it seems to me that sort of information is not meant for me.
South African captain Graeme Smith isn't amused at not knowing who his vice-captain for the Pakistan tour is
Sep 28, 2007 |
I don't think there's really time to choke, everything happens so quickly.
South Africa won't get a chance to repeat what they are known for at the ICC World Twenty20, says Shaun Pollock
Aug 26, 2007 |
Are you telling me that this is the best Warwickshire can produce? I don't think so.
Nasser Hussain attacks Warwickshire's choice of picking Kolpak players such as 30-year-old Alfonso Thomas, as Lancashire raced to 100 without loss chasing 254
Aug 18, 2007 |
I hope he would knock Smith's teeth out. He should shut his mouth and captain his country.
The former Warwickshire player Paul Smith reckons Kevin Pietersen would beat Graeme Smith in a fight
Jun 1, 2007 |
It's a good German name and sounds like someone who lives high up in the mountains, so he doesn't have enough oxygen and that makes him crazy.
Andre Nel explains his on-pitch alter ego, named Gunther
May 25, 2007 |
I know people say losing the semi-final is like kissing your sister, but we can take huge positives out of the World Cup.
Mickey Arthur, South Africa's coach, on what people apparently say
Apr 27, 2007 |
I definitely don't think we choked. We just weren't good enough.
So that's that, then, Graeme Smith's South Africa are not chokers
Apr 27, 2007 |
It's not Kevin Pietersen v Graeme Smith. We won't be having a beer together afterwards.
Kevin Pietersen reminds all of us that it's two teams playing out there at the Kensington Oval and wants all distractions out of the way
Apr 16, 2007 |
He's a class player in both forms of the game, but the tempo of his innings probably wasn't what they needed.
Ricky Ponting tries to sound sincere after Jacques Kallis's stodgy 48 off 63 balls as South Africa tried to chase 378 against Australia
Mar 25, 2007 |
The rum's too strong for me here. But I'll have a couple of beers.
Herschelle Gibbs on his muted celebrations following his six sixes against Netherlands
Mar 19, 2007 |
Before the game we said, 'Let's make history today.' Well, we made history.
Dutch captain Luuk van Troost on Herschelle Gibbs's six sixes against them.
Mar 19, 2007 |
What can you say? I told Daan after the third ball, 'try to bowl a quicker one' and he said, 'I just did'. There were a few good balls in it and a few shit ones.
Luuk van Troost is at a loss for words after Herschelle Gibbs's onslaught against Daan van Bunge
Mar 17, 2007 |
I found Graeme Smith's attitude pretty childish. He's a bloke who needs the game but he hasn't got many friends in it. I don't talk to Smith now. It's a waste of breath, because I don't have any respect for him.
Kevin Pietersen with some blunt views about South Africa's captain
Sep 1, 2006 |
He's big and rawboned and I suspect he has the IQ of an empty swimming pool.
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore has nothing but praise for Andre Nel ahead of the first Test at Centurion
Apr 14, 2006 |
Jennings was to orthodoxy what King Herod was to child-minding.
Mike Atherton reviews 2005 and mentions Ray Jennings' less-than-standard method of coaching
Dec 18, 2005 |
They might need one by the time we've finished with them.
Shane Warne approves of South Africa's plans to fly a psychologist from Johannesburg to motivate the players before the first Test at Perth
Dec 10, 2005 |
It is difficult to see how they can make rational decisions on cricket when they see so little of the game outside of the lavishly catered internationals.
Former South African board chairman Ray White on the lack of regional administrators watching the top-of-the-table clash between Highveld Lions and the Cape Cobras
Nov 16, 2005 |
He's an annoying bastard. In fact, a couple of guys in that South African team have been a pain in the arse.
Lou Vincent grudgingly acknowledges Justin Kemp
Nov 3, 2005 |
I have got plans for all the guys I bowl to, especially Straussy. I call him the new Daryll. He's the new Cullinan, I reckon.
Shane Warne picks his new bunny
Aug 10, 2005 |
Herschelle has changed from being an irresponsible razzler into a well-groomed, professional man that some woman is going to be very proud of.
Ray Jennings, South Africa's outgoing coach, on the coming of age of Herschelle Gibbs
Jun 3, 2005 |
At least we were bowled out by someone with a Danish name.
Claus Hansen, chairman of the Danish cricket federation, after Northamptonshire's Charl Pietersen took 7 for 10 as Denmark were bowled out for 56 in the C&G Trophy
May 3, 2005 |
Mark Boucher - not the brightest, but he is good at sledging.
Nasser Hussain on hearing Boucher's sledging during Soccer AM on Sky Sports
Mar 13, 2005 |