India Cricket

Talking Heads: Yuvraj Singh, Gary Player, Sunil Gavaskar and David Lloyd

Yuvraj Singh
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Linus FernandesAnalyst IIMay 4, 2011

What he said:

“Now we are in such a situation where another loss would mean that we are out of the competition. Not a great feeling."

Yuvraj Singh fancying Pune Warriors India’s chances on the eve of their big game against Mumbai Indians.

What he meant:

“It’s make-or-break for Pune Warriors. God help us.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“It’ll be a wonderful opportunity for me to take a break from cricket following the trials and tribulations of the World Cup. Dada’s here and he can come up with some Dadagiri.”

What he said:

“The way you hit the ball, you’re wasting your time playing cricket.”

South African golfing great, Gary Player, to Ricky Ponting on watching him golf.

What he meant:

“You can drive even better on the golf course.”

What he definitely didn’t:

Cricket’s for cows.”

“You’re the next Tiger Woods.” 









What he said:

“England’s first series since the Ashes euphoria of four months ago may feel more like a ‘come as you are’ street party than a suited-and-booted city pageant.”

David Lloyd aka Bumble on the up-coming tour of England by Sri Lanka.

What he meant:

“The Lankans will hardly have any time to slip out of their IPL pyjamas for the Tests.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Why not play the Tests in pyjamas? And at night? Lalit Modi’s here, let’s ask him to help out.” 









What he said:

“Someone like Amarnath would have been a better choice for the simple reason that the core of the Indian team today is from the Hindi-speaking belt.”

Sunny Gavaskar comments on the choice of Duncan Fletcher as coach of Team India.

What he meant:

“We all speak Hindi, don’t we? And Mohinder definitely does. Besides, Amarnath’s not a joker.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“We need Hindi speaking coaches to teach our boys the choicest abuses while sledging the opposition that are not easily expressed in any other language. Actually, that’s Punjabi but I could never tell the difference. And neither can they.” 









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