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Funniest cricket quotes of all time

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Over the years, the game of cricket has been blessed with some outstanding commentators. Each of them, with their unique style, add to the action taking place in the middle and make watching cricket a delightful experience for the viewers. Still at times, these commentators goof up with their words and cause sudden moments of laughter for the viewers. So here’s presenting you some famous commentary bloopers by various television and radio commentators of the world

It’s been very slow and dull day, but it hasn’t been boring. It’s been a good, entertaining day’s cricket.

-  Tony Benneworth from the ABC Radio is well, just confused!

 “Omar Henry hit one or two boundries in his seven.”

-  Fine maths skills by Nic Collis, during a Currie Cup Match.

“A very small crowd here today. I can count the people on one hand – Can’t be more than 30″

– Michael Abrahamson during the India Vs Combined Bowl XI. How many fingers have you got, Michael?

In the back of Hughes’ mind must be the thought that he will dance down the piss and mitch one.

- Tony Greig, from Channel 9 gets it all wrong.

“The team that doesnt win will find itself on the losing side”

– Now thats insightful stuff by Neil Johnson.

“The Port Elizabeth ground is more of a circle than an oval. It is long and square.”

– Trevor Bailey needs to go back to school after this one.

“Yorkshire all out 232, Hutton ill! I’m sorry. Hutton 111.”

BBC news announcer John Snagge urgently needs a new pair of glasses.

“His feet were a long way away from his body!”

- Ravi Shastri re-writes human anatomy after this one.

Brian Lara has just been hit in the box by a Steve Waugh delivery. David Gower picks up the commentary before the next ball.

“Brian Lara faces Steve Waugh…one ball left”

Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston was a famous cricket commentator and presenter for the BBC. Here are some of his famous gaffes:

There’s Neil Harvey standing at leg slip with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle 
The bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willey 
On the first day, Logie decided to chance his arm and it came off.
Ray Illingworth has just relieved himself at the pavilion end.”
Welcome to Worcester where you’ve just missed seeing Barry Richards hitting one of Basil D’Oliveira’s balls clean out of the ground.

Richie Benaud

Even the great Riche Benaud can’t prevent himself from goofing up in the commentary box

There are a lot of hookers around the world 
That slow motion replay doesn’t show how fast the ball was travelling.”

Rameez Raja

No such list is complete without the mention of Rameez Raja. Here are some of his classic bloopers from the recently concluded Asia Cup.

Misbah looked cool from exterior, don’t know about interior.
Those throbbing balls are below 115!
To Misbah: You need to stop the boundaries, put some slips
Praveen Kumar has an experienced hand
These two showed how to do it safely! This partnership is an example of how to do it safely.
Hafeez is pushing smoothly. His partner Jamshed is satisfied today

And there are plenty more, but those are for next time. Hope you enjoyed the list. Would love to hear from you in the comments section.

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