Love it, or hate it, but you canít ignore it. Cricket fever sweeps through the continent on the heels of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and here we bring you some funny quotes about the gentlemanís game.

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
Robin Williams (American actor)

Wickets are like wives - you never know which way they will turn!
Navjot Singh Sidhu

England will win if Camilla Parker bowls.
Australian fans' banner in a match against England (1995)

We welcome World Service listeners to the Oval, where the bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey.
Brian Johnston (cricket commentator)

A cricket bat is an instrument that looks like a baseball bat run over by a steamroller.
Anon

That ball went so high it could have got an air hostess down with it.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Cricket is the only game that you can actually put on weight when playing.
Tommy Docherty

This bowler's like my dog: three short legs and balls that swing each way.
Brian Johnston (commentator)

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being ended sooner.
George Bernard Shaw (author)

It (cricket) requires one to assume such indecent postures.
Oscar Wilde (author)

There is light at the end of the tunnel for India, but itís that of an incoming train which will run them over.
Navjyot Singh Sidhu