Six no-nonsense Geoffrey Boycott quotes

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His opinions are almost as forthright as his batting style. After Geoffrey Boycott was made a patron of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, here are six of his best lines:

- On a dropped catch by Australian Shane Watson in 2014: “I reckon my mum could have caught that in her pinny!”

- On Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s decision to bowl at the crucial Edgbaston Ashes Test in 2005: “He likes the English so much he changed the series for them with the most stupid decision he’ll ever make in his life.”

- “If my mum was alive she could captain England to play West Indies... hopeless, aren’t they?”

- “If Trescothick had tried to get me off the field when batting well, I’d have hit him with my bat.”

- On another missed catch: “He could have caught that between the cheeks of his backside.”

- After Paul Collingwood was awarded an MBE as part of the 2005 Ashes-winning England side, despite scoring 17 runs in the series: “I feel so bad about mine now I’m going to tie it around the cat”

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