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When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.

Tags: Focus, Today  ✍ Author: Sunil Gavaskar

Cricket was my reason for living.

Tags: Living, Reason  ✍ Author: Harold Larwood

Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginery balls in the dark; I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels. No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game, especially this one.

Tags: Game, Real  ✍ Author: Harold Larwood

I'm completely cricketed out. If I never have to write another word about cricket again, I'll be a happy man.

Tags: Another, Happy  ✍ Author: Jennifer O\'Neill

You want a novel to tap as directly as possible into your most unspeakable preoccupations. And in America, in particular, cricket is pretty unspeakable.

Tags: America, Pretty  ✍ Author: Jennifer O\'Neill

My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker.

Tags: Dad, Football  ✍ Author: Ronnie O\'Sullivan

But eventually it is a game of cricket.

Tags: Eventually, Game  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great.

Tags: Country, Great  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.

Tags: Playing, Time  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you've got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background.

Tags: Happen, Mind  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.

Tags: Cannot, Game  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.

Tags: Game, Team  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.

Tags: Blame, Wrong  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

Critics haven't taught me my cricket, and they don't know what my body and mind are up to.

Tags: Body, Mind  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.

Tags: Give, Serious  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds.

Tags: Football, Playing  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

Before you lay a foundation on the cricket field, there should be a solid foundation in your heart and you start building on that. After that as you start playing more and more matches, you learn how to score runs and how to take wickets.

Tags: After, Heart  ✍ Author: Sachin Tendulkar

I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket.

Tags: School, Soccer  ✍ Author: John E. Walker

I practised as an architect for 10 years. I qualified in 1973 with a fellowship diploma of architecture. World Series Cricket gave me the freedom to go out and pursue architecture.

Tags: Freedom, Gave  ✍ Author: Max Walker
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Norm Smith personally came and signed me up to the Melbourne Football Club. The fact that I then played cricket for Melbourne Cricket Club - the footy club didn't like it that much.

Tags: Fact, Football  ✍ Author: Max Walker

You might not think that's cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing.

Tags: Might, Racing  ✍ Author: Murray Walker

You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.

Tags: Cut, Tension  ✍ Author: Murray Walker

If you ask anyone around the cricket grounds, they will say I always sign loads of autographs and thank the ladies for lunch and try to behave in the right way.

Tags: Anyone, Try  ✍ Author: Shane Warne

With just about every player in Australia, his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia. That's why they're playing first class cricket. It's just a different attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Goal  ✍ Author: Shane Warne

To me, cricket is a simple game. Keep it simple and just go out and play.

Tags: Game, Simple  ✍ Author: Shane Warne

I'm proud of what I've achieved in cricket, as once I didn't think I was good enough.

Tags: Enough, Good  ✍ Author: Shane Warne

The IPL is just pure, intense. You don't need all the other stuff. I don't believe in coaches in international cricket.

Tags: Pure, Stuff  ✍ Author: Shane Warne

The public want to see people play an exciting brand of cricket.

Tags: Exciting, Public  ✍ Author: Shane Warne

I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven't captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!

Tags: Life, Team  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Archer

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.

Tags: Earth, Ground  ✍ Author: Richie Benaud

The only reason I would have liked to have gone to university is because I like cricket. Not a very good reason to want to go, but as good as any, I suppose.

Tags: Good, Reason  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Bernard

I do love cricket - it's so very English.

Tags: English, Love  ✍ Author: Sarah Bernhardt

Cricket is my first love.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Yohan Blake

Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun.

Tags: Summer, Sun  ✍ Author: Edmund Blunden

I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field.

Tags: Coach, Playing  ✍ Author: Usain Bolt

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for.

Tags: Morning, Working  ✍ Author: Ian Botham

I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.

Tags: Best, Single  ✍ Author: Ian Botham

Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession.

Tags: Sports, Trials  ✍ Author: Ian Botham

I'm a big sports fan. Football. Cricket.

Tags: Football, Sports  ✍ Author: Danny Boyle

I understand cricket - what's going on, the scoring - but I can't understand why.

Tags: Understand, Why  ✍ Author: Bill Bryson

Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.

Tags: Game, Invented  ✍ Author: Henry Chadwick

I've always played sport. I played rugby, I was involved in athletics, I played cricket... I'm an outdoors kind of guy.

Tags: Guy, Played  ✍ Author: Jai Courtney

I love surfing more than cricket, more interesting and you meet great people.

Tags: Great, Love  ✍ Author: Hansie Cronje

We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book, it appeals to a much wider community.

Tags: Book, Hard  ✍ Author: Hansie Cronje

Endless cricket, like endless anything else, simply grinds you down.

Tags: Else, Simply  ✍ Author: Ted Dexter

I don't like discussing cricket off the field.

Tags: Discussing, Off  ✍ Author: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The era of playing aggressive cricket and to have the mid-on up is gone. You now try to read the mindset of a batsman.

Tags: Read, Try  ✍ Author: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I don't study cricket too much. Whatever I have learned or experienced is through cricket I've played on the field, and whatever little I have watched.

Tags: Learned, Study  ✍ Author: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I have formed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni Charitable Trust which organises cricket tournaments in Jharkhand to identify promising cricketers so that we can help groom them, either in India or abroad.

Tags: Help, Trust  ✍ Author: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I spent my first 10 years in the Commonwealth. I come from cricket, crumpets, cucumber sandwiches, the Queen.

Tags: Queen, Sandwiches  ✍ Author: Danielle de Niese

Cricket the world over, I don't think, will ever know how different things would be without Kerry Packer.

Tags: Kerry  ✍ Author: Tony Greig

I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized, you know?

Tags: Getting, Kids  ✍ Author: Rachel Griffiths

One-day cricket is a very important part of our play. We've got a long way to go until the next World Cup and for us it's one ruthless game after another where we can play well.

Tags: After, Game  ✍ Author: Matthew Hayden

Both sides have been playing tremendous cricket over a couple of years and they're both very good units.

Tags: Good, Playing  ✍ Author: Matthew Hayden

And I don't watch cricket. How can you like a game that requires you to take four days off work to follow a Test?

Tags: Game, Work  ✍ Author: Thierry Henry

I am amused by cricket because it seems to take longer than baseball and I like that. It seems like a sport I could have made up it - it takes several days to play and everyone wears sweaters. I can't confess to knowing what's going on at all.

Tags: Baseball, Everyone  ✍ Author: John Hodgman

Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches.

Tags: After, Game  ✍ Author: Paul Hogan

I didn't have to play rugby that well, and I didn't have to play cricket that well, because I had this voice.

Tags: Rugby, Voice  ✍ Author: Tom Jones

The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes.

Tags: Future, Peace  ✍ Author: Imran Khan

Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled.

Tags: Game, Pressure  ✍ Author: Imran Khan

During my 21 years of playing cricket, I have never been approached by anyone or offered a bribe.

Tags: Anyone, Playing  ✍ Author: Imran Khan

A cricket ball broke my nose when I was a kid so I couldn't breath through it. Before I had it operated on I used to stand on stage with my mouth slightly open.

Tags: Stand, Used  ✍ Author: Damian Lewis

It's certainly true that I was brought up in that British amateur tradition, the one which always held that if you were reasonably good at cricket, knew one or two Latin texts and a few zingy Oscar Wilde quotes for dinner parties, you were pretty much ready to go and run some outpost in Hindustan.

Tags: Good, True  ✍ Author: Damian Lewis

What I'd really like to give a try is cricket, because I grew up playing American baseball.

Tags: Baseball, Give  ✍ Author: Jeremy London

I really got into the cricket and staying up late watching the World Cup.

Tags: Late, Watching  ✍ Author: Jeremy London

Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.

Tags: Game, Life  ✍ Author: George Mikes

A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets, certainly with one-day cricket.

Tags: Chance, Team  ✍ Author: Andy Pick

Equally, though, there are guys who play England Under 19 who don't even play First Class cricket. It is a watershed in the careers in many ways.

Tags: Guys, Though  ✍ Author: Andy Pick

I love England and I love cricket.

Tags: England, Love  ✍ Author: Kevin Pietersen

How much golf I actually play depends on whom you ask. My wife says I'm out there every day. If you ask me, the cricket is getting in the way of the golf.

Tags: Getting, Wife  ✍ Author: Ricky Ponting

I know when I've been playing a lot of golf it takes me a while to get back into cricket again. It's not so much the different shape of the swings, more the fact that you are stationary when you hit a golf ball. In cricket you have to move forward or back, which is an instinctive timing thing.

Tags: Again, Forward  ✍ Author: Ricky Ponting

In India, kids need someone to look up to. They've got it in cricket: they have Tendulkar and others.

Tags: Others, Someone  ✍ Author: Ian Rush

There is no reason why one should believe you should leave out politicians in cricket or any sport for that matter. There are ways and means in which government can assist in the management and development of players.

Tags: Government, Why  ✍ Author: Roosevelt Skerrit

Twenty20 is cricket on speed. In an era of hectic lifestyles and falling attention spans, it gives spectators more drama and intensity in three hours that they would get from a whole-day match. And even though it is a heady cocktail of money, entertainment and media, at its core it is cricket.

Tags: Attention, Money  ✍ Author: Aaron Swartz

Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket, is a very rare skill. One of most difficult things to do in the world to do, hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat. Wonderful to watch.

Tags: Baseball, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Peter Tork

If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.

Tags: Capable, Playing  ✍ Author: G. M. Trevelyan

Village cricket spread fast through the land.

Tags: Fast, Land  ✍ Author: G. M. Trevelyan

I think all versions of limited-overs cricket have attracted more people to the game.

Tags: Attracted, Game  ✍ Author: Glenn Turner

As a kid in New Zealand, you play cricket in summer and rugby in winter. I played cricket and hockey. Not rugby. I wasn't brawny enough for it. Or silly enough, perhaps.

Tags: Enough, Hockey  ✍ Author: Glenn Turner

During my years of professional cricket in England, I realised that although the Australians were talented players, tactically they were a bit naive when compared to those who played full-time on the English circuit. You might find this arrogant, but that was the reality then.

Tags: Might, Reality  ✍ Author: Glenn Turner

Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.

Tags: Game, Thought  ✍ Author: Steve Waugh

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.

Tags: Baseball, Basically  ✍ Author: Robin Williams

I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent.

Tags: Cannot, Pass  ✍ Author: Frank Woolley

In the old days we were probably educated in cricket in a far more serious way than now.

Tags: Old, Serious  ✍ Author: Frank Woolley

Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket will one day produce an abundance of great players.

Tags: Abundance, Great  ✍ Author: Frank Woolley

Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Frank Woolley

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to attend the third day of a match when so often the last day produces the best and most exciting cricket.

Tags: Amazing, Best  ✍ Author: Frank Woolley
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