The list of IPL cricket quotes posted here hammers home just how big India’s premier cricket competition has become. Some little-known cricketers, at least outside their own countries, can become wealthy when signing their first IPL contract. Consequently, more established, well-known cricketers earn mega bucks playing each year in the IPL Twenty20 franchise. Since its launch in 2007 the IPL Twenty20 spectacle has produced some memorable quotes and below are a hand-picked slip cordon of some of the best ones.
IPL Cricket Quotes
‘Since inception, the IPL has worn its brand value like a corroboration of inner virtue. On the eve of this tournament, under the headline ‘Brand IPL touches the sky’, the league’s website reverberated with the announcement Brand Finance, a branding consultancy, had valued the brand value of the IPL brand at $4.13 billion worth of brand—which is a lot of brand, brand-wise.’ – Gideon Haigh
‘Far from marking the end of nationalism, the IPL is the ultimate triumph of that principle: a global tournament in which the same nation always wins.’ – Gideon Haigh
‘6 and 4 seems to be the new binary code for this man’ – Harsha Bhogle commentating on cricket’s big-hitter Chris Gayle
‘I sleep the whole day after breakfast to get in shape for the game.’ – West Indies Chris Gayle talking about how he prepares for IPL games.
‘I reckon that until I scored a 50 in my first game the people thought I was the team physio. After the 50 though, it went crazy, with fans wanting photos, autographs and shirts.’ – Sam Billings recalling the fans reaction after scoring his first IPL 50.
‘Andrew Flintoff is the only England player to have been covertly tapped up so far. It might not take too many further ankle injuries for him to decide a bucketful of money for eight weeks’ work is less hassle than repeated injections and rehab.’ – Michael Atherton in 2008 talking about England players and the lure of get-rich-quick IPL contracts.
‘I still don’t know why I am not doing the IPL. I haven’t been told. I can accept the fact that people don’t like me. But I genuinely hope it isn’t because cricketers have complained about what I have to say. I tell every young cricketer who cares to listen that we will never agree on everything but I will always desire that they do well; that I cannot stop them from scoring a run, or taking a wicket or holding a catch. Doing that is their job, telling the story of what they did, or didn’t, is mine. Our paths will be strewn with admiration and disagreement. It is the nature of the job whether you are a university level cricketer or among the best there has been.’ – Harsha Bhogle commenting about his omission from the IPL 2016 commentary team.
‘Starting to question whether I’m a cricketer or a model here at the IPL.’ – South Africa quickie Dale Steyn
‘The IPL is on but they [Pune Warriors] haven’t kept me in the team and have sent me back. After returning to my village, I have started working out. After practising in the morning, I help my brothers in the farms.’ – Kamran Khan
‘Before the IPL, the girls who I used to message didn’t care to reply. After the IPL, the same girls started messaging me every day. After that I stopped talking to them.’ – Mumbai cricketer Shreyas Iyer
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