The top quotes from 2017!

“I don't know Jonny Bairstow, but he says hello to people very differently to most others,” Cameron Bancroft refers to Bairstow’s head butt during the Ashes. Photo: Getty Images
“I am a politician and a cricketer but I still lose because cricket in this country is a mafia run by a business group,” Arjuna Ranatunga laments the poor state of cricket in Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
“The heart, kidney, lungs are being taken out of these reforms,” says RM Lodha, reacting to selective adoption of Lodha recommendations. Photo: PTI
“When you need to go to the toilet you've got to go to the toilet,” Matt Renshaw explains why he left the field midway through his innings during the first Test in Pune. Photo: AP
“It was apparent the partnership [with Virat Kohli] was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on,” Anil Kumble concisely explains the rationale behind his resignation as India coach. Photo: PTI
“To go from absolute darkness to winning it … is best three weeks of my cricketing career,” Mickey Arthur reveals he loved the Champions Trophy, which his team Pakistan eventually won. Photo: AFP
"I told you, lions don’t recover like humans. That I have now proved, rather than just saying it," Zlatan Ibrahimovic says after returning from injury quickly. Photo: Getty Images
"If we play like that while doped, then how would we do without? It's absolute stupidity," Vitaly Mutko is confident the underperforming Russian football team is dope-free. Photo: Getty Images
"I don't want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?" – Rafael Nadal when asked to comment on Roger Federer at the US Open Photo: AFP
"I saw some weird stuff written about my run-out on social media. Actually, what happened was my spike got stuck on the pitch. Punam [Raut] called me for a run and I responded. Before I reached the half way, this thing [spike getting stuck] happened, and I don't think the TV cameras captured it. I couldn't push myself hard and couldn't even make an effort to dive. I was helpless. I was gutted." Mithali Raj on her run out in the ICC Women’s World Cup final. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
“After this Test match they (Australia) will show a lot more respect,” Shakib Al Hasan reacts to Bangladesh’s first ever Test win over Australia. Photo: AP