'We are very close to perfection'

Batsmen around the world breathe a sigh of relief as Brett Lee quits Test cricket, and still no love for the Southern Kings. It’s the quotes of the week.

“There’s no chance of the Cheetahs merging with the Lions.
Forget about it.”
—Cheetahs’ president Harold Verster has ruled out any possibility his union merging with the Lions to accommodate the Southern Kings in the Super 15.

“This is not the end of me. It’s a cricket choice and it’s a lifestyle choice.”—Australia speedster Brett Lee on his decision to retire from Test cricket.

“Getting up in the morning and putting on a pair of underpants is important for me. And I think a lot of people think like that.”—Shane Warne subtly hawks his new underwear range.

“I try to drive the sled more like a Ferrari and less like a John Deere tractor.”—Canadian Bobsleigh team member Kaillie Humphries spills the beans on her methods at the Winter Olympics.

“My father always told me this would happen. He said, ‘If you race for Ferrari then you can retire. Your life is complete.’ Now I think he was right. Ferrari gives you a special feeling.”—Fernando Alonso gets that special feeling of being a Ferrari driver.

“Did I give them a contribution? They say yes and I think so,” —Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho makes no bones about who laid the foundation at Chelsea as he prepares to return to face his former club.

“I am not interested in Mourinho.”—But current Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti refuses to get drawn into the mind games.

“We’ve had the trophy on the sidelines for the last two years in our final match and it’s not a nice experience. I would urge the PSL to keep it away from the stadium.”—SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt doesn’t want his side taking their eyes off the prize as they close in on a third successive Premiership title.

“We will acknowledge the league winners if it’s decided on Wednesday.” —And PSL chief executive Kjetil Siem pays no attention to his request.

“We are very close to perfection.” —Wallabies coach Robbie Deans can’t contain his enthusiasm for the high-scoring start to the Super 14.

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