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Gary Kirsten: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Adelaide Oval

What he said:

“I want to go to war with this guy.”

Gary Kirsten is so impressed with Mahendra Singh Dhoni that he would not mind charging off to war, as long as he has the Indian skipper by his side. Kirsten feels that he was the “inspiration” to the Indian squad because of his work ethic whereas Dhoni’s “presence” was the calming influence.

What he really meant:

"Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best person to have beside you,  watching your back in battle.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“We’ve read ‘The Art Of War’ like a zillion times.”

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Yuvraj Singh: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


What he said:
Yuvraj Singh at Adelaide Oval“…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.”

Club Over Country:Insular Indians wake up to dangers of IPL


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Let’s go ahead and admit it.

India, as a cricketing nation, is insular.

In the great ‘club versus country’ debate, Indian fans did not blink an eye when Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard figuratively gave the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) the finger and plonked themselves at the IPL in the furnace-like heat of an Indian summer.

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IPL-Bollywood Points Table: Winners and Losers


IPL-Bollywood Points Table

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Shilpa Shetty at the IIFA Awards

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Shilpa Shetty

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Shahrukh Khan during filming at Kennedy Space ...

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Shah Rukh Khan

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Indian actress Preity Zinta

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Preity Zinta

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What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t: Tillakaratne Dilshan


What he said:

“Next season I’ll need a bullet-proof chest pad as Gayle is hitting them like a rocket.”

Tillakaratne Dilshan on Chris Gayle’s blazing form for Royal Challengers Bangalore and how he’s enjoying the close-up view.

What he really meant:

“The way Gayle’s playing, I’m safer in the pod.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“If I get the bullet-proof chest guard, I’m touring Pakistan.”

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Weekend Cricket Diary:Shivnarine Chanderpaul , English triumvirate and Gayle storms


Shivnarine Chanderpaul—the leading Guyanese ru...

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6th May 2011

Shivnarine Chanderpaul straight-batted the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) once more with his straight talk.

Speaking to Line and Length, a local radio station, the seasoned campaigner slammed the West Indian management as ‘interfering’.

“I think, given the opportunity, I might have got bigger scores. Every time I settled in and started to get runs, messages would come telling what to do and what not to do, how to bat and how not to bat.” said the Guyanese.

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What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t: Rohit Sharma


What he said:

“”I don’t want to think too much about that. I am taking one thing at a time. I just want to concentrate on theIPL. I want to win the trophy for Mumbai. By thinking too much you just confuse yourself.”

Rohit Sharma claiming that he is not thinking of an India cap yet.

What he really meant:

“If I play well, then I can expect an India call, but why count my chickens before they’ve hatched? It’ll be like putting the cart before the horse.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I don’t think.”

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What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t: Geoffrey Boycott


What he said:

“We made some appalling selections in India and our team did not look like they could win an egg cup let alone the World Cup.”

Geoffrey Boycott making it clear that England needs to take a hard, bold look at their approach in the shorter format of the game.

What he really meant:

“The English team at the World Cup were pathetically inconsistent. I threw in that egg cup bit to bolster my point.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’ll coach this team into winning at croquet and lacrosse.As a bonus, I’ll teach them to putt into an egg cup from six yards.”

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What they said, meant and what they definitely didn’t: Yuvraj Singh


What he said:

“I wanted to jump on MS and keep jumping on him”

Yuvraj Singh on his celebrations with Dhoni on winning the World Cup.

What he meant:

“I was overjoyed.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Dhoni’s a trampoline.”

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You should know: Police bandobast bill


The security arrangements by the Mumbai police for the World Cup matches at Wankhede cost the Mumbai Cricket Association  Rs. 3 crores.

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