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I was wondering who the hell's calling me at 8am on a day off.

New Zealand spinner Bruce Martin on his reaction when the national selectors called him up ahead of the South Africa tour

Dec 30, 2012 Tweet | Share

At the moment, we are not even using one, where will we bowl two?

MS Dhoni feels the new two-bouncer-an-over rule in ODIs is a cruel joke on India, almost all of whose quicks are either injured or out of form

Dec 29, 2012 Tweet | Share

Even Fernando Torres has to sit out for Chelsea.

R Ashwin is philosophical about being left out of the first Twenty20 against Pakistan

Dec 26, 2012 Tweet | Share

My Mum has got a pretty big mouth when it comes to that sort of stuff so I'm not sure who she would have told

Jackson Bird found out about his impending Test debut on Sunday but didn't tell his parents until after the official announcement on Monday

Dec 24, 2012 Tweet | Share

Some days you're the windscreen, some you're the bug

Michael Hussey gets philosophical about the dropped catch that brought up his Test hundred against Sri Lanka in Hobart

Dec 16, 2012 Tweet | Share

The viewers have got no interest in what I've got to say because they switched off four or five hours ago.

Kevin Pietersen reacts to the slow and low Nagpur pitch, which yielded 199 for 5 in 97 overs on the first day

Dec 13, 2012 Tweet | Share

We didn't have anti-perspirants back then.

Sunil Gavaskar explains why there were no team huddles in his playing days

Dec 7, 2012 Tweet | Share

He is a superhero for Indian cricket. I don't want to start picking on his fielding.

Trevor Penney, India's fielding coach, defends Zaheer Khan's fielding

Dec 6, 2012 Tweet | Share

Sachin is a great player but I didn't have much difficulty against him.

It's all relative for Muttiah Muralitharan, who says Brian Lara was the batsman who troubled him most

Dec 6, 2012 Tweet | Share

I got hit by a monster, how do you think I am?

The frequently injured Mashrafe Mortaza after being hit on the ankle by a ferocious Chris Gayle shot

Dec 3, 2012 Tweet | Share

We haven't ruined his last Test match yet, hopefully we do.

AB de Villiers on South Africa's target of winning Ricky Ponting's last Test

Dec 2, 2012 Tweet | Share

Only those who've played at least 150 Tests should be analysing Sachin's game

Bishan Bedi, who played 67 Tests, disqualifies himself from the Tendulkar debate

Nov 30, 2012 Tweet | Share

This is my new team here.

After 17 years of playing for Australia, Ricky Ponting gestures towards his family as he announces his international retirement

Nov 29, 2012 Tweet | Share

Umpires get handsome payments, they are supposed to take some decisions.

MS Dhoni defends his decision not to recall Jonny Bairstow after he was given out due to an umpiring error

Nov 27, 2012 Tweet | Share

KP, genius. Where's that Twitter account?

David Lloyd gets mischievous as Kevin Pietersen celebrates England's victory in Mumbai

Nov 26, 2012 Tweet | Share

At one stage I was hoping to bring out a squash ball because that's how well he was seeing it.

Morne Morkel on bowling to Michael Clarke, who scored his fourth double-century of the year

Nov 23, 2012 Tweet | Share

I am feeling more pressure facing you, than facing Fidel Edwards.

Bangladesh debutant Abul Hasan indicates he is much more comfortable facing fast bowlers than journalists

Nov 21, 2012 Tweet | Share

I hit more sixes than Bradman

When Geoff Boycott says that about you, you must have really kept it along the ground. Bradman hit six sixes in 52 Tests; Boycott took 108 to hit eight

Nov 19, 2012 Tweet | Share

We have to work hard to take 20 English wickets. They are not Bangladesh.

Virender Sehwag did not think the Ahmedabad Test was over just yet, following India's solid showing with the bat on day one

Nov 15, 2012 Tweet | Share

I think Glenn's wasted his 25c there ... how much does a tweet cost, Brett?'

Mark Taylor is not a Twitter person, as his query to Brett Lee on Glenn McGrath's tweet, while on TV commentary, reveals

Nov 12, 2012 Tweet | Share

You still want to kill each other on the field, and have a beer and a chat about hair off the field.

Jacques Kallis says mingling at Twenty20 franchise tournaments has not changed the equation between South African and Australian cricketers

Nov 7, 2012 Tweet | Share

I've developed a new shot this week - a leave outside off stump

Lou Vincent makes the transition from Twenty20s to first-class cricket

Nov 5, 2012 Tweet | Share

We felt like we beat Wellington, we just didn't beat Jesse.

Central Districts' Jamie How, after Jesse Ryder's 117 not out and 174 took Wellington to a five-wicket win in his first match back

Nov 3, 2012 Tweet | Share

Muesli; the aggression builds up gradually.

Sachin Tendulkar reveals what he ate for breakfast before his brief but brutal attack against Glenn McGrath in the Champions Trophy 2000

Nov 2, 2012 Tweet | Share

A lot more people in India will at least get to know that Ranji Trophy has started.

Former India batsman WV Raman sums up the impact of the presence of Test stars in the Ranji season opener

Nov 1, 2012 Tweet | Share

Where else in the world do you get the opportunity to basically kill someone with two bouncers an over? Or try, legally.

Dale Steyn says cricket brings out the aggressor in him

Nov 1, 2012 Tweet | Share

Hopefully I've done the country a favour and bowled Punter into a bit of form. I was thinking about that when I was getting driven for four.

James Pattinson after Ricky Ponting made 162 not out and 60 not out against Victoria in the Sheffield Shield

Oct 30, 2012 Tweet | Share

If he drops me I'll never speak to him again.

Graeme Swann threatens Alastair Cook, his new Test captain, in jest

Oct 28, 2012 Tweet | Share

This is the first time I've won Man of the Match without taking a wicket.

The allrounder in Sydney Sixers left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe was on show in the Champions League T20 semi-final against Titans

Oct 26, 2012 Tweet | Share

Now I find myself coming in after Rahul, a job so huge that India has traditionally left it to Sachin Tendulkar. By that marker, I can really only disappoint.

Gideon Haigh on following Rahul Dravid in delivering the Bradman Oration

Oct 24, 2012 Tweet | Share

He's young and good looking like me

Lou Vincent compares himself to teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, who is also Auckland's 'motivational figurehead'

Oct 22, 2012 Tweet | Share

You used to stop for sandwiches in cricket but in this you stop to spit a load of blood out of your mouth into a bucket.

Andrew Flintoff compares cricket and boxing

Oct 20, 2012 Tweet | Share

What a pleasure being able to bowl bouncers at journos today!! Managed a few bruises!

Stuart Broad relished the opportunity to literally hit back at some of his critics

Oct 19, 2012 Tweet | Share

Once I cross the ropes and get onto the field, it's war.

Cricket is serious business for Marlon Samuels

Oct 16, 2012 Tweet | Share

The atmosphere is better playing for Delhi Daredevils than for England.

South African crowds are being a little less hostile to Kevin Pietersen during the Champions League T20

Oct 13, 2012 Tweet | Share

If Real Madrid don't qualify you don't see Ronaldo.

Mahela Jawaywardene is clear about why Chris Gayle isn't playing in the Champions League T20

Oct 12, 2012 Tweet | Share

PCB chairmen are complex. They are airdropped from Mars.

Shoaib Akhtar reveals the nature of his relationship with the Pakistan cricket administration

Oct 11, 2012 Tweet | Share

I am sure they will need a lot of bartenders out there tonight.

West Indies will party hard after their World Twenty20 triumph, and Darren Sammy knows it

Oct 7, 2012 Tweet | Share

I've had a few phone calls from people leaving messages and you can tell it's not for me, it's for the proper Jimmy Adams.

Hampshire's Jimmy Adams on being associated with West Indian Jimmy Adams.

Oct 7, 2012 Tweet | Share

Sorry Sri Lanka, it's West Indies all the way

Chris Gayle conveys his commiserations to the hosts in advance, after taking his team to the World T20 final

Oct 5, 2012 Tweet | Share

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'Chanderpaul was always out to prove himself'

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    The Bangladesh album

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    Catch dodgy actions early

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Champions League T20 still battling for meaning

The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric

Automaton, man, inspiration

Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?

Busy keepers, and Waqar's bowleds

Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player

85 Tests, 70 defeats

Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests

'My kind of bowling style is gone now'

Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament

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What They Said About

'You should not be embarrassing your country'

"If you do not want to be playing Test cricket for India, quit. Just play limited-overs cricket. You should not be embarrassing your country like that."
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar

"It's a disgrace to think that India have been blown away in 29 overs under blue skies on a pitch that was only doing a bit. They should be embarrassed. Some of those strokes were of players who didn't want to fight for their country."
Former England captain Michael Vaughan

"India were pathetic when they had to bat and bowl on two seaming, swinging pitches at Old Trafford and The Oval... The Indian batsmen were like lambs to the slaughter."
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott