Cricket Bytes: Kirk Edwards, Gautam Gambhir and Darren Sammy

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Cricket Bytes: Kirk Edwards, Gautam Gambhir and Darren Sammy
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Kirk Edwards

Kirk Edwards

What he said:

"In life. It’s me. Always."

Kirk Edwards has no illusions about being someone else. He’s always himself, frank and forthright. Or at least, that’s what he believes.

What he really meant:

“Can I be anyone else? It’s hard enough being myself.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“The name’s Edwards. Kirk Edwards. And I’ll have that martini shaken, not stirred.”

 


Kirk Edwards

 

What he said:

"I use my feet. Whether it’s Harbhajan or not … I don’t play names."

Kirk Edwards is not intimidated by Harbhajan Singh or any other spinner. He’s got twinkling feet.

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Darren Sammy

 

 

What he really meant:

“I play each ball on its merits. It doesn’t matter to me who’s bowling.”

 

What he definitely didn’t:

“Does Bhajji turn the ball?”

 


Darren Sammy

 

What he said:

“The best man who walked the face of the earth never did anything wrong, but he was still crucified. And I am nowhere close to that.”

It cannot be said that Darren Sammy is unaware of his tenuous position in the West Indian cricketing squad.

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Gautam Gambhir

What he really meant:

“I’m skipper. Crucify me. It’s expected. It comes with the job.”

 

What he definitely didn’t:

 

“It’s not a paying post.”

 


Gautam Gambhir

 

What he said:

"He is like a stressbuster.”

Gautam Gambhir can relax at the non-striker’s end with Virender Sehwag is at the other end. The aggression of Sehwag makes up for any passivity on the part of his partner.All Gambhir has to focus on is getting his eye in.

 

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Viv Richards

What he really meant:

“It’s a stress-free environment because we’re on the same side. I would worry if he (Sehwag) wasn’t.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Buster, I can bat like Viru.”

 

 


 

Kirk Edwards

 

What he said:

“I never saw Viv leave a ball because I only saw highlights.”

Kirk Edwards is a debutant with panache—using bat and microphone. Viv Richards was his childhood hero whose batting he witnessed only in highlights. Edwards had to learn to leave the ball in the traditional manner—through coaching.

What he really meant:

“Viv Richards never left a ball go by, I swear!”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Viv Richards made bowling look easy.”

 


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