“How can those two guys not be in the team? To me, it got to be like victimisation. Come on, guys. It is just ridiculous.”
–Chris Gayle missing his mates Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from West Indies’ World Cup squad.
“We envisioned the future of having lost your first two games, but not by this much.”
England captain Eoin Morgan trying his hand at fortune telling. His subsequent career after he gets removed as the captain post the World Cup.
“Pakistan without Ajmal is like ice-cream without chocolate topping.”
Ian Chappell trying his hand at humour. Or was he trying to be serious? God only knows.
“I just want to sit in my room and feel sad for a while.”
AB de Villiers in mourning after South Africa’s humiliating loss against India.
“As one of the England journalists said, the England match is a bye.”
Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa feeling confident before their game against England, not worried about playing their third game in eight days.
“I remember the 1992 World Cup final. It’s my earliest memory. Inzamam-ul Haq was skinny. Well, skinny-ish.”
Moeen Ali has nice “thin” things to say about Inzy. A first time for the former Pakistan captain.
“We don’t want to peak too early.”
Now, this is what we call CONFIDENCE! Richie Richardson, coach of the West Indies after their crashing defeat to England in the warm up match. Speechless.
“Let the ICC decide. They should also do a bit of work, so let them sit in their air-conditioned room and decide whether Associate nations need to play in the World Cup or not.”
MS Dhoni deploying his “helicopter tongue” on the ICC.
“I haven’t seen the frenzy I saw at the ground… These guys are bigger stars than Jagger and the Stones… Just look at what’s happening at the airport at this very moment… .”
A lady police officer who was on duty both during the Rolling Stones’ visit to Adelaide last October and Sunday’s India-Pakistan blockbuster.
“It’s not a big deal getting players up for the game. It’s a World Cup. Everybody is like a kid at Christmas.”
England captain Eoin Morgan on his team. Christmas probably looks ages away for them now.