Top 20 Quotes of the Year: Get ready for a f*cking broken arm

From Mickey Arthur's deluded sentiment to Michael Clarke's advice for James Anderson, 2013 was a veritable mouthful.

"We have the best batsman andcaptain in the world in Michael Clarke. He needs current cricket people to help him out, not muppets." – former leg-spinner <b>Shane Warne</b> isn't impressed with Cricket Australia's management.

"That is the miracle of Hyderabad. If he was wearing a white shirt he would be a sightscreen." – former captain Aussie <b>Allan Border</b> jokes about the size of erstwhile fast bowler Merv Hughes.

"The disappointing thing is I thought we were nearly there to cracking it, I really do." – former Australia coach <b>Mickey Arthur</b> is rueful post-dismissal.

"I always walked. It's a bit hard to stand there with all three stumps lying on the ground." – former Australia tail-ender <b>Glenn McGrath</b> takes a different stance to England all-rounder Stuart Broad.

"Let's say knighthoods, let's dream big. Yeah, why not, we win five-zero, I take 50 wickets, get knighted and become prime minister in five years' time." – England spinner <b>Graeme Swann</b> retired shortly after this remark.

"England are on the back foot and it does look like they've got scared eyes." – Australia batsman <b>David Warner</b> gets poetic.

"Get ready for a broken f*cking arm." – Australia captain <b>Michael Clarke</b> offers England tail-ender James Anderson advice.

"I just said to him, I am 20 kilometres quicker than he is, so he shouldn't bounce me." – South African tail-ender <b>Dale Steyn</b> reveals and exchange with New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner.

"It's the only form I get picked in, so I'm a big fan of it." – Test selection continues to evade New Zealand ODI seamer <b>Kyle Mills</b>.

"I'm jealous of my parents. I'll never have a kid as cool as theirs." – West Indian batsman <b>Chris Gayle</b> is characteristically comical and cocky.

"I know what David Moyes is feeling this morning." – new South Africa coach <b>Russell Domingo</b> succeeds the prolific Gary Kirsten.

"There's not a lot of good that happens at 2: 30 in the morning in a pub or a nightclub." – Cricket Australia's chief executive <b>James Sutherland</b> explains David Warner's antics.

"They'd win the first four Tests and we'd try to nick one at the end when they were all drunk." – Former England captain <b>Nasser Hussain</b> recollects the competitive nature of the Ashes.

"There's no way that I should have played Test cricket or one-day cricket or any sort of cricket, let alone be picked for any side." – former Zimbabwe spinner <b>Ray Price</b> is modest in retirement.

"I just hope the Australian public give it to Stuart Broad right from the word go for the whole summer and I hope he cries and he goes home." – There is no love lost between Australian coach <b>Darren Lehmann</b> and Broad.

"Lorgat is a nice gentleman, but it would be nice of him if he apologises." – Stand-in BCCI president <b>Jagmohan Dalmiya</b> hopes for an improved relationship with CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

"Sachin was trying to look after his mate Harbhajan Singh and changed his story a couple of times to suit." – former Aussie skipper <b>Ricky Ponting</b> recalls <i>that</i> 'Monkeygate' scandal in 2008.

"I just have to turn up." – India seamer <b>Zaheer Khan</b> assumes he will dominate South African captain Graeme Smith.

"You are going to laugh at this, but that ball and the ball I bowled Chris Martin at the Gabba. Exactly the same thing, through the gate." – Australia spinner <b>Nathan Lyon</b> has the same gameplan for New Zealand number 11 Chris Martin and Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.

"When people around the world think of cricket, I want them to think of Indianapolis." – mayor <b>Greg Ballard</b> tries to increase the popularity of cricket in America.