20 Great Quotes From...Cricket: Part Nine

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer ISeptember 27, 2008

Barney Corkhill's Great Quotes series continues to look at cricket. In this series I will be looking at some of the very best quotes to have been uttered in various sports.

The quotes aren't just from players, coaches and commentators, but anyone who has ever said a good quote to do with the chosen sport! Some are intentional, some aren't, I'll leave you to make your own mind up!

So, without further adieu, lets look at the next 20 great quotes from Cricket! Enjoy!


"His claim of being an all-rounder is clearly more a reflection of his physique than abilities in Test cricket" - Bangladesh newspaper on captain Khaled Mahmud

"Michael Vaughan has a long history in the game ahead of him" - Mark Nicholas

"If my grandfather was alive, he would have slaughtered a cow" - South Africa's Makhaya Ntini after taking 5-75 against England at Lord's

"Boy George would be considered straight at the University of Western Australia" - Kerry O'Keefe casting doubts about the tests done by the University on Muttiah Muralitharan's controversial bowling action

"I have prepared for the worst case scenario, but it could be even worse than that" - Monty Panesar, ready to face abuse in Australia

"Aussie sledging? I'm just glad they've heard of me!" - Monty Panesar

"Andre Nel is big and raw-boned and I suspect he has the IQ of an empty swimming pool" - Adam Parore

"Sorry, skipper, a leopard can't change it's stripes" - Lennie Pascoe

"It's a catch 21 situation" - Kevin Pietersen

"And there's the George Headley stand, named after George Headley" - Trevor Quirk

"No good hitting me there, mate, there's nothing to damage" - Derek Randall to Dennis Lillee after being hit on the head by a bouncer

"The blackcurrant jam tastes of fish to me" - Derek Randall, tasting caviar for the first time*

"There's only one man made more appeals than you, George, and that was Dr Barnardo" - Umpire Bill Reeve to George MacAuley

"I thought if Rembrandt can do it, why can't I?" - Jack Russsell on his new career as an artist

"We have had exceptionally wet weather in Derby - everywhere in the county is in the same boat" - Tom Sears

"This ground is surprising. It holds about 60,000 but when there are around 30,000 in, you get the feeling that it is half empty" - Ravi Shastri

"A brain scan revealed that Andrew Caddick is not suffering from a fracture of the shin" - Jo Sheldon

"Umpire Eddie Nichols is a man who cannot find his own buttocks with his two hands" - Navjot Sidhu

"The third umpires should be changed as often as nappies... and for the same reason" - Navjot Sidhu

"He played that like a dwarf at a urinal" - Navjot Sidhu as Sachin Tendulkar stands on his toes to play a shot


* = Barney's quote of the day


So there you have your next 20 Great Quotes from cricket! Tune in again tomorrow for another 20!

Do you have a favourite? Let us know which one!


See other great quotes from this series:

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part One

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Two

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Three

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Four

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Five

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Six

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Seven

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eight

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Ten

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eleven