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Thursday, December 21, 2006


Some quotes:


  • Jamie How and Craig Cumming, of New Zealand, were at the crease when a user, Bill Black, pinged Cricinfo with a mail. "I just heard somebody say that the batsmen are Cumming and How."
  • "I think he thinks he's better than he is, and I think he's right." - Geoffrey Boycott on Kevin Pietersen
  • "The bowler is Holding, the batsman's willey."


  • 'One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.' - Alan Shearer
  • "Julian Dicks is everywhere, it's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."
  • "If England are going to win this match, they're going to have to score a goal."
  • "Jesus saves... but Lineker scores on the rebound"
  • "He has always been a compulsive hooker" - Sunil Gavasakar


  • >>"He has always been a compulsive hooker"

    Wasn't that Arun Lal? I thought Gavaskar knew better!

    By Blogger Zero, at Thu Dec 21, 05:40:00 PM  

  • Commentator Alan Gibson on NZ bowler Bob Cunis: "This is Cunis at the Vauxhall End. Cunis - a funny sort of name. Neither one thing nor the other."

    By Anonymous msp, at Fri Dec 22, 01:17:00 AM  

  • My favourite..
    Raman SubbaRow to Fred tueman after missing a sitter : "Sorry Freddie couldn't keep my legs closed..."
    Freddie replies: "It is not you sonny, but your mom who should have had her legs closed."

    By Blogger Sridhar(mutRupuLLi), at Fri Dec 22, 04:44:00 PM  

  • Well, how abou RamNaresh Sarwan to McGrath?
    McGrath says to Sarwan"So how does Brian Lara's p*nis taste"
    Sarwan:"Go ask your wife - she knows better"

    Magane, nethi adinna adhu dhaan!

    By Anonymous raj, at Sat Dec 23, 06:00:00 AM  

  • zero,
    I distinctly remember SG saying this on more than one occassion but maybe AL too had said that.. Infact, many commentators say this "hooker" thing :)

    LOL :)

    Yeah... it seems McGrath was very much hurt by that - his wife was undergoing treatment for breast cancer at that time...

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Dec 26, 01:03:00 PM  

  • Another incident:
    Ind vs Aus 2003 world cup @ Centurion

    Sachin: "Naan dhaan leg-guard ku veliya nikkaren illa, stump-ku poda vendiyadhu dhaane??"
    McGrath: "Matten! Potta ennaya nee adippa!"
    This is a real incident which is well documented in the media.

    Someone (Merv Hughes?) to King Sir Issac Vivian Alexander Richards after the latter is beaten
    MH: "Its red, round and is made of leather"
    Next ball, IVA thumps the ball to the boundary and says to the bowler "Its red, round and is made of leather"...

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Dec 26, 03:34:00 PM  

  • A_A the last one has been attributed to several people against several people. The version I like to believe was that it was said by Viv Richards to Bob Willis.

    Their rivalry was quite famous. Richards helped himself to a couple of centuries, chiefly off Willis's bowling, when WI toured them in 1980.

    When Sandeep Patil hit Bob Willis for 6 fours in an over in Old Trafford '82, apparently the King had a magnum of champagne delivered to the Indian dressing room :D

    By Anonymous msp, at Wed Dec 27, 04:16:00 AM  

  • bala,

    is that conversation between sachin and mcgrath was true?

    because it was in tamil...(did u traslate into tamil???)

    By Blogger vigneshwaran shanmugam, at Sun Jan 07, 07:35:00 PM  

  • Vignesh,
    It's 100% true and of course i translated it! :)
    If you remember, Sachin was taking a leg-guard and standing a bit outside leg stump to make the bowlers bowl to his stumps. Of course, McGrath didn't oblige :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Jan 09, 09:02:00 AM  

  • okok :)

    By Blogger vigneshwaran shanmugam, at Tue Jan 09, 08:14:00 PM  

  • what abt the encounter between venkatesh prasad and aamir sohail!

    that happened to be a very important wicket which led us to the victory...mmm..prestigious victory

    By Blogger vigneshwaran shanmugam, at Tue Jan 09, 08:36:00 PM  

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