Who said what at the Cricket World Cup
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.