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Who said what at the Cricket World Cup

By AFP

November 9, 2023 08:44 PM


 

Who said what at the Cricket World Cup on Thursday, the 36th day of the 2023 tournament:

 

"Playing semis is special but playing the home team will be challenging. Looking forward to it if we are fortunate enough to have it."

-- New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on facing India in the semi-finals which they will unless Pakistan or Afghanistan achieve miraculous wins in their concluding group games.

 

"It's part of the game, part of life."

-- Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi desperate to move on from the heartbreaking defeat against Australia.

 

"As a captain, I wanted and I expected more. We should have done better. Especially in the last game, if we beat Australia that would have been a good achievement for us."

-- Despite wins over defending champions England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Shahidi believes Afghanistan have under-performed at the World Cup.

 

"I am very happy to see a couple of players putting their hands up and performing. Those guys will be our guys for the future."

-- Sri Lanka skipper Kusal Mendis looking for positives from a World Cup where they won just two of nine games.

 

"Seeing a knock like that was really special. He's an X-Factor, a match winner. It was inspiring to see no foot movement there and still hitting sixes and fours. From a game where they were dead and buried."

-- South Africa batsman David Miller hails Glenn Maxwell for the Australian's 201 not out against Afghanistan. South Africa and Australia will meet in the semi-finals.

 

"His mental strength has always been evident. That has been key to pushing him through to how he is playing now. Very few players, or people, are built like that."

-- West Indies legend Viv Richards on the key qualities of Virat Kohli.


AFP


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