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Ishant Sharma: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Ishant Sharma at Adelaide Oval

What he said:

"Sometimes even I don’t know which ball is going to straighten, so how can the batsmen know?”

Ishant Sharma confesses to being nonplussed sometimes as to the direction his deliveries will take.

What he really meant:

“It’s easy to keep batsmen guessing when I’m guessing as well.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“How much can a cricket ball deviate from a straight line?”

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


Mahendra Singh Dhoni bowlingat Adelaide Oval

What he said:

“If the correct decisions were made, the game would have finished much earlier and I would have been in the hotel by now.”

MS Dhoni rips into the umpiring during the post-match press conference after the first Test at Kingston, Jamaica.

What he really meant:

“The umpiring was abysmal.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Due to the late finish and poor umpiring, I missed scrumptious tandoori chicken at the hotel’s restaurant.”

Scott Styris: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Chris Cairns, Scott Styris and other Canterbur...

What he said:

“Seeing Southee open the batting for Essex tonight and score 74 off 34 balls is enough to drive anyone to give up the game!”

Scott Styris is jocular about his reasons for quitting the game.

What he really meant:

“If Southee can play better cricket than me, I might as well quit.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Tim Southee is so much better than Virender Sehwag.”

Andrew Hilditch: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Andrew Hilditch at a training session at the A...

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 as possible.

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.”

Rob Steen: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


What he said:Shane Warne bowling for the Rajasthan Royals a...

“…precious few have ever had a) any concept of how to go about it or, b) any awareness that, no matter how hard you try, you cannot dictate how you are remembered.”

Rob Steen writing about Shane Warne’s legacy.

What he really meant:

“Time tells a tale on you.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“It’s a leg-acy.”

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Sanjay Manjrekar: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Iasi Sevens Helmet

What he said:

“Fans scream ‘Dilscoop’, and I think, ‘Thank god for the helmet’.”

Sanjay Manjrekar makes it clear that cricketers had it harder in his day, without the protection of a helmet.

What he really meant:

“Dilscoop—without protective gear—is akin to suicide.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Ice-cream, anyone?”

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Ravi Shastri: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Ravi Shastri, former Indian cricketer. 4 Test ...

What he said:

“Your last game was a good tight game against … Whom did you beat?”

Ravi Shastri makes it obvious that he lost the plot but not the words.

What he really meant

“It’s all coming back to me now….But just in case, it doesn’t , can you tell me?”

“Too many IPL games, how do I make it apparent to the viewers?” (stage whisper)

“Aw, come on, you really think I care?” (sotto-voce)

What he definitely didn’t:

“These tight games, they’re so exciting, I can’t recall the teams or the players. At least, I recall yours.”

“I know—I like hearing the sound of my own voice.”

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What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t: S Badrinath


What he said:

“He told me that you are at the big stage, people are going to write good things and bad things about you. But at the end of the day, you want that. The trees with the most fruits get stones thrown at them. I thought that was great advice.”

S Badrinath recollecting Sachin Tendulkar’s advice to him prior to his Test debut.

What he really meant:

“You don’t get criticised if you do nothing.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Do nothing.”

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What he said, meant, and definitely didn’t: Ian Chappell


What he said:

“So the message is clear to cricketers: enjoy the high wages for short games because soon “value for money” will become the owners’ catch-cry.”

Ian Chappell , writing on how IPL owners will soon seek value for their dollars from players.

What he meant:

“The IPL is a business and it makes no sense for owners to pay players wages they can’t afford and that might lead them to bankruptcy.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Current players shouldn’t care; that’s for NexGen to worry about.Take your money and run.”

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