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Cricket's They Said It: Simon Kaitch, Paul Valthaty, Imran Khan Etc

Simon Katich will not go quietly into the night.
Simon Katich will not go quietly into the night.Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Linus FernandesAnalyst IIOctober 27, 2016

What he said:

“If you pay peanuts you get monkeys.”

Simon Katich makes no bones enunciating his displeasure at Cricket Australia’s selection policies in a press conference outlining his future plans.

What he really meant:

“Australian selectors are chimpanzees.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’m very ape with Cricket Australia’s decision not to renew my contract."

 

What he said:

“I am the same Paul that I used to be before IPL.”

Paul Valthaty claims that success in the IPL has not changed him.

What he really meant:

“I’m still Paul.”

What he definitely didn’t:

Imran Khan dislikes politics when it comes to Pakistani cricket.
Imran Khan dislikes politics when it comes to Pakistani cricket.Hamish Blair/Getty Images

“The P in IPL stands for Paul.”

 

What he said:

 

"This case is another suicide attack on Pakistan cricket."

Imran Khan slams the public row between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Shahid Afridi.

What he really meant:

“The national cricket board and their cricketers are always at loggerheads—to the detriment of Pakistani cricket.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Sue—I side.”

 

What he said: 

 
“…he was a ‘bomb about to explode’”

Yuvraj Singh writing in the BCCI quarterly newsletter describes his impression of MS Dhoni prior to his World Cup final assault on Sri Lankan bowlers.

What he really meant:

 “Dhoni was as wound up as a compressed spring.Once the pressure peaked, he would burst.”

“Dhoni needed a mere trigger to go off—he was primed—and the World Cup final was it.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Dhoni’s a human bomb.”

“Dhoni’s a bombshell.”

 

What he said:

“I’ll just keep doing it until someone wants me to stop.”

Andrew Hilditch, national chairman of Australian selectors, intends to continue as long aspossible.

What he really meant:

“Are you telling me, someone wants this job???”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Cricket Australia and I are wedded for life.”

 

What he said:

“"I (would) like to play for some more years in IPL. May be after four or five years, I will think about other option.”

Saurav Ganguly would like to continue in the IPL..

What he really meant:

“I’m suffering from brain freeze. Hence, I cannot consider other options.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’m forming a brand new IPL. Me ,myself and I are the foremost teams.”

 

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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton

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