Sportspersons are a bunch of loud mouthed entity. Some boast, some are diplomatic and some poetic. The psychologist and the mind reader in Suvajit Mustafi looks at 13 recent quotes from the cricketing world and figures out what they really meant.


Ishant Sharma on MS Dhoni’s captaincy




Shikhar Dhawan on how he spent his break in Melbourne before the World Cup




Virat Kohli on the on-field tussles between the Indian and Australian players on the fourth day of the heated first Test at Adelaide




MS Dhoni on long Australian tour, after India’s exit from the World Cup




Ravi Shastri on how he would have fared at IPL auctions




Saeed Ajmal on bowling actions of current bowlers




Dale Steyn on AB de Villiers




Geoffrey Boycott on Alastair Cook after England’s defeat in the final Test




West Indies coach Phil Simmons opens out on ECB Chairman Colin Graves’ comments




Marlon Samuels on England’s sledging




Mashrafe Mortaza on Tamim Iqbal’s hundred celebration in the first ODI




Angelo Mathews on persuading Kumar Sangakkara to not retire from ODIs



Mithali Raj on beating Virat Kohli to Padma Shri



Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction

(Suvajit Mustafi consumes cricket for lunch, fiction for dinner and munches numerous other snacks throughout the day. Yes, a jack of several trades, all Suvajit dreamt of was being India’s World Cup winning skipper but ended up being a sports writer, author, screenwriter, director, copywriter, graphic designer, sports marketer, strategist, entrepreneur,  philosopher and traveller. Donning so many hats, it’s cricket which gives him the ultimate high and where he finds solace. He can be followed at @RibsGully and rivu7)

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