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Who said what at the Cricket World Cup

By AFP

November 4, 2023 10:47 PM


 

Who said what at the Cricket World Cup on Saturday, the 31st day of the 2023 tournament:

 

"We know that every game is do-or-die for us."

-- Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman after his undefeated 126 helped his team to victory over New Zealand.

 

"It's quite hard to get our heads around after getting that total."

-- New Zealand captain Kane Williamson whose side lost by 21 runs on the DLS method despite making 401-6 in their innings.

 

"What an innings by Fakhar Zaman, by far Pakistan's best batter. Which brains kept him on the bench for the best part of the tournament, God knows."

-- Former India batsman Virender Sehwag on Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman's blistering innings.

 

"It hurts a lot. We haven't done ourselves justice. We've let ourselves down. We've let down people at home, who support us through thick and thin and we wear that on our own shoulders."

-- England skipper Jos Buttler as the defending champions were defeated by 33 runs by Australia and eliminated from the semi-final race.

 

"It's been great. The boys have played brilliantly, every game we've found a way to win. I feel like every game we've improved a little bit."

-- Australia captain Pat Cummins.

 

"To choke? I don't know how to answer that. I think if we come unstuck tomorrow, I don't think it'll be a matter of choking. I doubt you would say that about India as well if they come unstuck if they would choke."

-- South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma tiring of the Proteas' reputation for cracking at key moments ahead of their marquee showdown against India on Sunday.

 

"There's excitement of the occasion of playing here at Eden Gardens, quite a lot of history about the ground, but obviously I think the more important one is coming up against India, who are an in-form side. We are an in-form side, and we look forward to the opportunity to test our skills against this Indian team."

-- Bavuma on facing India at one of the country's iconic arenas.


AFP


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