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'I am 100% method, 80% skill and 150% madness'

"I normally say 'crikey' when I get to 30, to be honest, so I kept on looking at the scoreboard."
Ben Stokes surprised himself by scoring a Test double-hundred

"Cricket is not a very big sport in prison."
Allen Stanford tells it like it is

"In the last two years I have started speaking more confidently and that's because of WhatsApp."
Hardik Pandya on the role of technology in his life

"You are a jerk! I averaged 2."
Glenn Maxwell responds to a tweet from a fan who wrote that he averaged 1 in the New Zealand ODIs

"I would probably end up in the crowd, but I'm not sure."
Imran Tahir on how far his celebratory run might extend were he to take a hat-trick

"You don't smile much... and I like that about you."
Curtly Ambrose gives a thumbs-up to Under-19 fast bowler Alzarri Joseph

"I thought I would get a few more hits on YouTube today."
Hamilton Masakadza is disappointed that his careless run-out against Hong Kong in the World T20 qualifying round did not go viral

"Rain, rain go away! We have 10% of our 2016 matches to play today!"
Netherlands captain Peter Borren uses a rain delay during the World T20 to make a point on Twitter

"I think we have had enough of winning the hearts of cricket fans, so this time we won the match."
Mohammad Nabi on Afghanistan's win over West Indies in the World T20

"I just want 22 yards long and probably six feet wide. That's a good cricket wicket."
Darren Sammy on the pitch for West Indies' World T20 semi-final against India

"I'll have no job left if the toss is done away with."
Ravi Shastri worries about redundancy in light of discussions about the future of the toss

"We can hit a moving ball at 90 miles an hour but we can't hit a still ball."
Ben Stokes just can't figure out golf

"You can't exactly put a fielder in the car park, can you?"
Ravi Bopara sums up the challenge of setting a field for Chris Gayle

"When I started, I was lucky to get 30 bucks a day and I thought that was the best thing since sliced bread!"
New Zealand allrounder Sophie Devine on how the women's game has grown

"Shoaib was always very muscular and strong, and even hugging him or shaking hands with him could be painful for other players."
Inzamam-ul-Haq offers a possible explanation for Harbhajan Singh's claims that Shoaib Akhtar beat him and Yuvraj Singh up during India's tour to Pakistan in 2003-04

"I am 100% method, 80% skill and 150% madness."
R Ashwin - all 330% of him - reveals what goes into his success

"It was a good toss to lose and, unfortunately, I won it."
After New Zealand's 204-run defeat to South Africa, Kane Williamson rues his wretched good luck

"I can still handle ten guys like you alone."
Shahid Afridi reassures a journalist about his fitness

"Yeah, Mustafiz isn't playing."
Shakib Al Hasan jokes about why he got a Man-of-the-Match award

"Maybe Clarrie Grimmett was a nicer man than I am."
R Ashwin reflects on being denied the chance to become the fastest to 200 Test wickets after two rain-affected matches

"I am not just a big hitter, I am a big eater too."
Mohammad Shahzad emphasises that he has more than one string to his bow

"With global warming, the sun is a lot stronger nowadays."
Sunil Gavaskar ventures into the realm of climate science in search of a possible reason for the increased incidence of comfort breaks

"It's just my nature to try to irritate the opposition - I don't think I'm practised in it, I think it comes naturally."
Dean Elgar on the secret to his dour batting style

"A fish will never forget how to swim; a bowler doesn't forget how to bowl well."
Mohammad Asif, after taking four wickets on the first day of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final

"Forget about Faf. Those pies are damn expensive."
Russell Domingo draws attention to a serious issue at Adelaide Oval