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I don't know what would happen [if a West Indies player was hit], maybe we would all just jump on the spectator

Chris Gayle subscribes to the Andrew Symonds school of thought when it comes to handling pitch invaders

Feb 2, 2010 Tweet | Share

Perhaps he didn't appreciate the lunch he was given in Australia

Graeme Smith on Shahid Afridi's ball-gnawing act which resulted in a two-match ban

Feb 1, 2010 Tweet | Share

No I was just trying to smell it, how it is feeling

Shahid Afridi's initial response when asked by ABC whether he was trying to bite the ball

Feb 1, 2010 Tweet | Share

It just happened, probably he was eating an apple you know.

A clueless Intikhab Alam cannot explain what Shahid Afridi was up to with the ball

Jan 31, 2010 Tweet | Share

Depends on how long out of bed I was. Could be 70 or 80 if I was up early enough

Former Australian batsman Doug Walters on the average number of cigarettes he smoked a day

Jan 31, 2010 Tweet | Share

But right now I'm going to get my golf handicap down, and spend some quality time with my family

Mickey Arthur on what his immediate plans after resigning as South Africa's coach are

Jan 28, 2010 Tweet | Share

It is seen as a bit of an early April Fool's joke over here ... Next we will nominate [former New Zealand Prime Minister] Helen Clark to take over world rugby league

New Zealand journalist Richard Boock on former Australian Prime Minister John Howard being a candidate for the ICC's top job

Jan 23, 2010 Tweet | Share

With the strength of our batting attack, people may have to start wearing hard hats in Taunton town centre.

Somerset's chief executive, Richard Gould is salivating following the signing of Kieron Pollard

Jan 22, 2010 Tweet | Share

I will be staggered if he is playing for England in the next Ashes series.

Justin Langer does not believe Andrew Flintoff can return for England's Ashes defence

Jan 22, 2010 Tweet | Share

Twenty20 cricket is a virus and if the ICC doesn't restrict matches of this format it will finish Test cricket, as leading players will no longer want to play for their country

Javed Miandad is not impressed by cricket's shortest format

Jan 21, 2010 Tweet | Share

When Straussy began our chat in a corner of the dressing room with the words: 'This might come as a bit of shock . . .', you could have knocked me down with last year's Newcastle season ticket.

Graham Onions was utterly taken aback by the decision to drop him for the fourth Test in Johannesburg

Jan 21, 2010 Tweet | Share

I've tried to explain Test cricket to Americans who say 'How can any sport go on four or five days?' To that I say 'Tiger Woods starts on a Thursday and plays until Sunday or even Monday.

Don Lockerbie, chief executive of the USA Cricket Association, knows that Americans find cricket as amusing as a first date without a kiss.

Jan 21, 2010 Tweet | Share

I was very nervous beforehand. Though I didn't want to watch it, I ended up following it on Cricinfo.

Eoin Morgan was on tenterhooks as he waited for news about the IPL auction.

Jan 20, 2010 Tweet | Share

From the way these two batted, you'd think they'd been picked for England but were playing for South Africa as double agents.

Geoffrey Boycott gives a conspiratorial spin to the poor form of Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott in South Africa

Jan 20, 2010 Tweet | Share

Is it a superstition or what?

An angry Sunil Gavaskar has no clue why Indian batsmen don't slide their bat in when running between the wickets

Jan 19, 2010 Tweet | Share

If you want an argument in favour of the review system, put Harper on the field; if you want an argument against the system, put Harper in the third umpire's booth.

Simon Barnes in the Times with an assessment of ICC elite umpire Daryl Harper's performance during the South Africa v England series

Jan 19, 2010 Tweet | Share

Sehwag said it. You have to go and ask him. I won't be answering questions of that kind.

Sachin Tendulkar refuses to enter debates over Bangladesh's ordinariness

Jan 18, 2010 Tweet | Share

If the umpire is as deaf as a post and as blind as a bat at least it's the same for both sides.

Giles Clarke is not a fan of the UDRS

Jan 16, 2010 Tweet | Share

His comments might bite him on his bum in a few years' time. It might even hit him in the bum in a week's time.

Jamie Siddons fires his salvo at Virender Sehwag's comments on Bangladesh being an 'ordinary side'

Jan 16, 2010 Tweet | Share

I hope my son wasn't watching the final

Ajit Agarkar reflects on the ugly side to the Ranji final against Karnataka, which was heavy on sledging and controversies

Jan 16, 2010 Tweet | Share

Ryder may have the longest lower abdominal strain in history - someone with a heart transplant would have been back quicker.

Adam Parore is mystified at why Jesse Ryder's being wrapped in cotton wool for so long

Jan 16, 2010 Tweet | Share

I have been welcomed into the bosom of India as a brother.

Matthew Hayden borrows a line out of a trashy Bollywood script to explain why he'll come for the IPL despite a threat issued against Australians by a right-wing party

Jan 15, 2010 Tweet | Share

I was thinking about having a long day in the change-rooms, actually, with not much to do, what paper I was going to read.

Ricky Ponting did not expect to score 209 when he pulled straight into the hands of fine leg on zero

Jan 15, 2010 Tweet | Share

Freelance Fred is trying to source me [a Louis Vuitton handbag] from Dubai. If it's functional and co-ordinated with my suit, I have no qualms about wearing one.

David Lloyd covets one of Michael Vaughan's accessories

Jan 11, 2010 Tweet | Share

It wasn't just a peach ... it was a crate full of peaches.

Geoff Lawson, former Australian fast bowler, on Brad Haddin's leg-side catch to dismiss Salman Butt in Sydney

Jan 7, 2010 Tweet | Share

I would give Wolverine a set of inners [gloves] and back him to catch more with those hands.

Kerry O'Keeffe on Kamran Akmal after the Pakistan wicketkeeper dropped four catches during the second innings at the SCG

Jan 7, 2010 Tweet | Share

Harris, can you turn a doorknob?

Not a very flattering placard marked out for Paul Harris at Newlands. Harris took out Andrew Strauss next ball

Jan 6, 2010 Tweet | Share

If I'm rubbish, I expect to be axed

Kyle Mills prepares for the worst if his television commentary for Sky isn't up to the mark

Jan 5, 2010 Tweet | Share

Thanks for the compliment, I think. I can promise you I have not had a facelift. What is a facelift?

Shane Warne responds to a fan's question

Jan 4, 2010 Tweet | Share

Sports psychology is the biggest load of bull**** that's ever been invented

Ian Botham thinks only the bored and the lonely seek help from sports psychologists

Jan 2, 2010 Tweet | Share

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