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Top Twenty Greatest World Cricket Quotes

Updated on June 5, 2012

Cricket World Cup

The West Indies were the first winners of the Cricket World Cup, where it was held in England in 1975. Australia are the current holders of crickets 50 over competition. It is now truly a world game with teams from Europe Africa and Asia, where the 2011 cricket World Cup finals will be held, embracing India , Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.Here are my favourite quotes from the cricket world.

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World Crickets Best Quotes

The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility,All make for a one-in-a-billion individual. Glen McGrath on Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled. Imran Khan

I would like to stay in touch with cricket. There are teams like Kenya, who need help... who knows? Steve Waugh

No praise is too high for Muttiah Muralitharan, a spinner for whom the adjective 'great' is entirely just. Bob Willis

Wasim and waqar were amazing bowlers . I would put them right up there with the best in the world . Sachin Tendulkar.

Once again we got a good kick up the backside. Maybe the shot in the arm we needed. Alan Border ,after losing to South Africa in the 1992 World Cup.

It's a marvellous thing to play for England. You get a few quid, it's nice for the family, and you wear three lions on your chest. Derek Randall.

The last positive thing England did for cricket was invent it. Ian Chappel

I bounced a cricket ball off his cheek and waited for him to fall down. He just carried on chewing gum and hit my next ball for six, 24 rows back. Rodney Hogg on Viv Richards.

Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal. Brian Lara.





You're regarded as a soft guy in Holland if you play cricket. They think it's all eating lunch and tea, and pretty boring. Andre Van Troost.

I don't want to be the next Viv Richards, I just want to be Kevin Pietersen, the best Kevin Pietersen can be. Kevin Pieterson.

A Test match without Ian Botham is like a horror film without Boris Karloff. Fred Trueman.

Most teams, you know, only the next player to bat puts pads on. With Zimbabwe, everyone puts pads on.Zimbabwe cricket fan.

Are you going to get out or do I have to come round the wicket and kill you? Malcolm Marshall to David Boon.

A stroke of a man knocking a thistle top with a walking stick. John Arlott on a Clive Lloyd boundary in the 1975 World Cup Final.

They should cut Joel Garner off at the knees to make him bowl at normal height. Geoffrey Boycott

You don't need a helmet facing Waqar Younis so much as a steel toe cap.Simon Hughes on Waqar Youni's swinger yorker.

There are two things I would like to see change in Test cricket. For a start, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh should not be playing at the highest level and cluttering up the system. Ian Botham

It should be the Empire XI. They got any Poms in their side. Alan Border, wondering why England have so many non-English players in their squad.


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      SpiffyD 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'd add "You know what it looks like. Now go find it." That was Viv Richards' response to an English seamer after dispatching him out of the ground. The bowler described the ball to Viv after Viv played and missed the previous deliveries.

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      SpiffyD 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'd add "You know what it looks like. Now go find it." That was Viv Richards' response to an English seamer after dispatching him out of the ground. The bowler described the ball to Viv after Viv played and missed the previous deliveries.

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