The popularity of cricketers has grown tremendously over the last few years, especially in India. Some foreign cricketers like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Kane Williamson, and several others have more Indian followers than from their local country. As the popularity of the sport has gone up, the media attention that the cricketers have received has also increased.
During the COVID-19 era, it has become a common thing to see cricketers appearing on Instagram live, Facebook live, and even YouTube videos. Before the lockdown period, the press conference and candid interviews were the first choice. Often cricketers try to keep the atmosphere light in the media room. Rohit Sharma’s press conferences during the 2019 World Cup are the best example.
In this article, we will have a look at the five funniest statements ever made by cricketers.
Dwayne Bravo’s bizarre reason for playing sports
Dwayne Bravo is one of the best all-rounders in T20 history. However, cricket may not have got such a talented player if Bravo’s sports teacher did not look hot! Yes, during a candid chat, Bravo had once stated:
“I never wanted to be a cricketer. I wanted to be a singer, I started playing cricket because our sports teacher was hot.”
James Anderson’s first meeting with Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad’s physical appearance during his early days in the cricketing world had seemingly won his teammate James Anderson’s heart as he described his first meeting with Broad as follows:
“The first time Stuart Broad walked into the dressing room, with his flowing blond hair, striking blue eyes and perfect figure, I thought: ‘My God, she’s beautiful’.
MS Dhoni hails Sir Ravindra Jadeja
Back in 2013, MS Dhoni became close friends with Ravindra Jadeja. He often pulled the all-rounder’s leg on social media and the following tweet solidifies the aforementioned claim.
Sir jadeja doesn't run to take the catch but the ball finds him and lands on his hand
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) April 9, 2013
Andre Russell shares secret of his knee strength
During an interview earlier this year, Kolkata Knight Riders star Andre Russell shared the secret behind his fitness in the lower limbs. He said that he wanted to look sexy and if his knees weren’t strong, good looks would not help him gain anything.
“I used to go to gym and just work only on my abs and my shoulders because I wanted to look sexy for the girls. At the end of the day being sexy and then your legs being weak, don’t work,” he said.
Rameez Raja’s double meaning commentary
During one of Pakistan’s international matches, Rameez Raja made a very confusing comment as he had described the strike rotation of Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez as follows:
“Hafeez is pushing smoothly. His partner Jamshed is satisfied today.”