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Born: 1930-10-06
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Australian
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Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don't try it without that 10 per cent.

Tags: Luck, Skill, Try

My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can add to what's on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up.

Tags: Brain, Put, Shut

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

Tags: Cricket, Earth, Ground

From our broadcasting box you can't see any grass at all. It is simply a carpet of humanity.

Tags: Grass, Humanity, Simply

In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over.

Tags: After, Fact, Work

The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss, at the right time.

Tags: Great, Time, Win

The slow-motion replay doesn't show how fast the ball was really travelling.

Tags: Ball, Fast, Show

But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it.

Tags: Pretending, Someone, Trying

I know it's more five-star now than it was then, but it's still a difficult tour. In the same way as India and Pakistan players find it difficult coming to Australia. People sometimes have difficulty believing that.

Tags: Believing, Difficult, Sometimes

A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.

Tags: Body, Horse, Ride

I can throw out any man alive.

Tags: Alive, Throw

I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living.

Tags: Living, Seen, Walk

Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of.

Tags: Bed, Easy, Hard

So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so high that I had a lot to live up to.

Tags: High, Yeah

They're like sleeping in a soft bed. Easy to get into and hard to get out of.

Tags: Easy, Hard, Sleeping

Well, you know, Pudge Rodriguez, obviously is as good as it gets.

Tags: Good, Obviously, Rodriguez

You have to be the one setting your own goals, trying to achieve those goals.

Tags: Achieve, Goals, Trying

These guys were the best. They were the best at their positions and made playing the game easier. And at the same time it made it so much more enjoyable.

Tags: Best, Game, Time

You know, when you can play with the greatest players of that particular era, you look forward to going to the ballpark. I mean, you thought it was great to be there in the clubhouse. You thought it was great to be on the field.

Tags: Forward, Great, Greatest