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Chatty Cricketers: Shane Warne, David Hussey, Adam Parore and Others

Shane Warne
Shane WarneLucas Dawson/Getty Images
Linus FernandesAnalyst IIMay 25, 2011

What he said:

“Perhaps my knighthood has been lost in the post. Sir Shane Warne—it has quite a ring to it, don’t you think?”

Shane Warne jokes about being the only Wisden cricketer of the century not to be knighted.

What he really meant:

“Ask and ye shall receive—I really believe that stuff, man.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Vainglorious—what does that mean?”

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What he said:

“I think he found himself in the bar more.”

David Hussey reckons that the Dalai Lama at Dharamshala is no inspiration for Jason Gillespie.

What he really meant:

“A couple of drinks and Jason discovers facets of himself he never knew existed. Unfortunately, so do others.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Jason’s studying for the bar.”

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What he said:

“You can see the end of the world but it’s just a shame you don’t know what you’re looking at.”

Adam Parore was disoriented on reaching the summit of Mount Everest.

What he really meant:

“You see, I actually don’t know what the end of the world looks like but after climbing Mount Everest, what else is there to do? It feels like the end of the world and it looks like nothing.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I can’t see.”

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What he said:

“After nearly every game there’s an after-party, there’s Bollywood stars there and fashion parades; the drinks are free and the cheerleaders are around. It’s a different world. Sometimes you wonder if you’re here for cricket or not. Ultimately you are. It is good fun, but at the same time I don’t think it’s reality.”

Jacob Oram describing his hurly-burly life in the IPL.

What he really meant:

Cricket’s my reality.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“It’s a paid vacation but hush, don’t tell anyone.”

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What he said:

“If you take away the cheergirls, the after-match parties, etc., then there will be no difference between an IPL match and a Ranji Trophy or a Duleep Trophy match.”

Sidhartha Mallya, the prince of Good Times, comments on the recent cheerleaders’ controversy.

What he really meant:

“Glamour, girls and Gayle, that’s what the IPL is all about.”

What  he definitely didn’t:

“Take away the cricketers and we’ll still have an IPL.”

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