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    Quotes about cricket

    Cricket is the most important religion in India. Let's share our favourite quotes about cricket or quotes from cricket matches or commentary in this thread.

    In good Tamil tradition, I will begin with a கடவுள் வாழ்த்து.

    Thank God who made the British Isles
    And taught me how to play,
    I do not worship crocodiles,
    Or bow the knee to clay!
    Give me a willow wand and I
    With hide and cork and twine
    From century to century
    Will gambol round my shrine!


    -- by Rudyard Kipling.
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    "There is a widely held and quite erroneous belief that cricket is just another game." -- Prince Phillip

    "Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen. I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe. I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen." -- Robert Mugabe

    “What a magnificent shot! No, he’s out.” - Tony Greig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by podalangai
    "Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen. I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe. I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen." -- Robert Mugabe
    Genuine or not, what a statement !

    Quote Originally Posted by podalangai
    “What a magnificent shot! No, he’s out.” - Tony Greig.
    Typical Greig-ian overenthu When did this happen ?

    Quote Originally Posted by P.G.Wodehouse
    There are few pleasanter or more thrilling moments in one's school career than the first over of a big match. Pleasant, that is to say, if you are actually looking on. To have to listen to a match being started from the interior of a form-room is, of course, maddening. You hear the sound of bat meeting ball, followed by distant clapping. Somebody has scored. But who and what? It may be a four, or it may be a mere single. More important still, it may be the other side batting after all. Some miscreant has possibly lifted your best bowler into the road. The suspense is awful. It ought to be a School rule that the captain of the team should send a message round the form-rooms stating briefly and lucidly the result of the toss.

    from Prefect's Uncle
    மூவா? முதல்வா! இனியெம்மைச் சோரேலே

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    “Stepping up to the plate”: A term derived from baseball, this is a particular favourite of Ricky Ponting, who recently said of new boy Stuart Clark: “I don't want to burden him with the label of the new Glenn McGrath, but he really stepped up to the plate when he was needed,".

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    Richard Stobi, fast-bowler for Tasmania, to Dean Waugh (Younger brother of the twins), after Dean played at and missed 4 consecutive deliveries:
    "Christ, you must have been adopted!"
    மூவா? முதல்வா! இனியெம்மைச் சோரேலே

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    It's funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan, it's when you realise that your wife left you in May.
    - Denis Norden, British television writer and compere

    Say, when do they begin?
    - Grouch Marx, watching a cricket match at Lord's


    Q: Darryl, who are your favourite actors?
    Cullinan: Dustin Hoffman and some Aussie bowlers in the act of appealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prabhu Ram
    It's funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan, it's when you realise that your wife left you in May.
    - Denis Norden, British television writer and compere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prabhu Ram
    Richard Stobi, fast-bowler for Tasmania, to Dean Waugh (Younger brother of the twins), after Dean played at and missed 4 consecutive deliveries:
    "Christ, you must have been adopted!"
    Some English batsman on being sledged by Mark Waugh constantly from the slips that he is not good enough to be in the English team.
    "Atleast I am the best player in my family"

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.G.Wodehouse
    There are few pleasanter or more thrilling moments in one's school career than the first over of a big match. Pleasant, that is to say, if you are actually looking on. To have to listen to a match being started from the interior of a form-room is, of course, maddening. You hear the sound of bat meeting ball, followed by distant clapping. Somebody has scored. But who and what? It may be a four, or it may be a mere single. More important still, it may be the other side batting after all. Some miscreant has possibly lifted your best bowler into the road. The suspense is awful. It ought to be a School rule that the captain of the team should send a message round the form-rooms stating briefly and lucidly the result of the toss.

    from Prefect's Uncle
    On describing a batsman getting out as soon as he got into the field:
    Quote Originally Posted by P.G.Wodehouse
    The new batsmen went in to the crease and came back so fast that he almost met himself coming back
    LOL!

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    "The new batsmen went in to the crease and came back so fast that he almost met himself coming back"

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