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10 Top quotes from the 2015 World Cup- Part II

By Rediff Sports Desk
March 16, 2015 08:35 IST
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From players, coaches, legends and fans... Rediff.com brings you the best quotes of World Cup 2015. Hear them out!

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India's Virat Kohli during a training session. Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images

1. "Go and tell him that he is an international player and he should learn how to behave.

"How can he abuse and intimidate someone? I would like to add that Kohli did not apologise to me directly."

- Journalist Jasvinder Sidhu, to an intermediary to inform Virat Kohli. after receiving the apology.

After finishing his net session, the 26-year-old Kohli started swearing at Sidhu over a story about the cricketer's private life.

Kohli later realised it was a case of mistaken identity and apologised to the target of his abuse through another journalist.

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2. “I am best when the bowlers are bowling well.

"It makes the job slightly easy for me because you have a plan. But unless it is executed well it can't make you look like a good captain. It all depends on execution.”

- Mahendra Singh Dhoni

England coach Peter Moores

England coach Peter Moores at the end of the match between England and Bangladesh. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

3. "We thought 275 was chaseable. We'll have to look at the data."

- England coach Peter Moores really didn't help himself when he produced this beauty following the defeat against Bangladesh.

4. "Dear ECB, this might not be a great time, but as there's room in your schedule, fancy a game in Japan on the way home?”

England were knocked out of the World Cup after Bangladesh sealed arguably their greatest ever victory by a 15-run margin.

The entire cricket world stood pointing a finger and laughing at England's expense. Honestly, though, even Japan had a pop.

AB de Villiers of South Africa

AB de Villiers of South Africa leaves the field. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

5. “I 100 per cent believe we are the best team in the tournament here."

- South Africa skipper AB de Villiers.

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6. “I just want to sit in my room and feel sad for a while.”

- AB de Villiers in mourning after South Africa’s humiliating loss against India.

7. “Let the ICC decide. They should also do a bit of work, so let them sit in their air-conditioned room and decide whether Associate nations need to play in the World Cup or not.”

- India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

8. “I was shocked that they were trying to hit the batsmen instead of the wickets.” 

UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir on South Africa's bowling.

 Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his century against Bangladesh

Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his century against Bangladesh. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

9. “I've gone on my knees and begged him not to retire.” 

- Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, on trying to convince Kumar Sangakkara not to retire.

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10. “It's like watching the Matrix movie. There's Neo right there. He doesn't understand how good he is.”

- South Africa's Dale Steyn on AB de Villiers.

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