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"When Bhuvneshwar makes the ball talk, it talks in Hindi, which the Australians don't understand."

Mar 2, 2013

"The pitch looks, as always, pretty ugly. You wouldn't want to have dinner with someone who looks like that."

Feb 27, 2013

"Twenty-five thousand runs! Are we talking runs?"

Feb 8, 2013

"When in doubt, use brute force"

Feb 6, 2013

"It's missed bah Misbah"

Dec 30, 2012

"Lot of bananas to keep them calm and composed."

Jul 10, 2012

"The pitch looks like a tame beauty - heartless for the bowlers, a darling for the batsmen."

Jul 5, 2012

"Angelo Mathews has got a rocket-like arm"

Jun 25, 2012

"We promise to serve you first-class one-day cuisine, because these two teams have been well fed on a one-day diet"

Jun 7, 2012

"For his effort he got 'Bravo!' on the big screen. When Bravo does it next time, he'll get 'Smitho!'"

May 5, 2012

"What a warm response from the crowd. They're sitting in the sun here with no shade whatsoever."

Apr 29, 2012

"He didn't take his eyes off it even for a nano-second."

Apr 19, 2012

"It's Batman Robin, here tonight."

Apr 17, 2012

"It's not funny when you're hit on the hot spot."

Feb 8, 2012

"Lyon was allowed to bowl like a lion."

Jan 27, 2012

"The Cool & Cool Cup is looking pretty cool."

Dec 9, 2011

"You can only be out caught if you hit the ball in the air."

Dec 3, 2011

"No matter at what speed the ball crosses the boundary, you get only four runs."

Nov 24, 2011

"There are two young men at the crease, one younger than the other."

Oct 31, 2011

"He is calm as a cucumber."

Oct 28, 2011

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