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Famous Cricket Quotes

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Quotes about Batting

  1. A snick by Jack Hobbs is a sort of disturbance of a cosmic orderliness. - Sir Neville Cardus
  2. After the New Zealand batsman was dealt a painful blow to the box by the fifth delivery of an over- Glenn Turner looks a bit shaky and unsteady, but I think he's going to bat on - one ball left. - Brian Johnston
  3. Denis Compton was the only player to call his partner for a run and wish him good luck at the same time. - John Warr
  4. I can't really say I'm batting badly. I'm not batting long enough to be batting badly. - Greg Chappell
  5. I don't like defensive shots, you can only get threes. - W. G. Grace
  6. I never wanted to make a hundred. Who wants to make a hundred anyway? When I first went in, my immediate objective was to hit the ball to each of the four corners of the field. After that, I tried not to be repetitive.  - Lord Learie Constantine
  7. It was Jung, I think, who said we learned from our failures, success merely confirming us in our mistakes. What can I learn from my batting failures at Test level? - Mike Brearley (1981)
  8. On the Kent batsman giving Lancashire's Ian Austin the charge - Matthew Fleming used to be in the Green Jackets, but the way he's batting suggests he'd be better suited in the Light Brigade. - Charles Colvite, Sky Sports TV (1995)
  9. On the reverse sweep - It's like Manchester United getting a penalty and Bryan Robson taking it with his head. - David Lloyd (1987)
  10. One is always a little nervous when watching England bat. - Peter May (1984)
  11. Sir Donald Bradman, Would have been a very glad man, If his Test average had been .06 more, Than 99.94. - T. N. E. Smith
  12. To Brian Lara - I don't suppose I can call you a lucky bleeder when you've got 347. - Angus Fraser (1994)
  13. To those who insist on asking who was the greatest batsman, Trumper or Bradman, I feel the only fitting answer is another question: which was the finer seaman, Sinbad the Sailor or Popeye the Sailorman? - Raymond Robinson From the Boundary (1951)

Quotes about Fielding 

  1. Alan Butcher drops his head, both hands behind his back and looks sheepishly down the wicket like a small boy caught stealing jam. - John Arlott
  2. Alan Knott is small, pokey, alert as a cat ... as alive to possibilities of misadventure as a boy playing French cricket on a bumpy lawn. - John Thicknesse
  3. And when you rub the ball on rump or belly, Remember what it looks like on the telly. - A. P. Herbert
  4. Reviewing a stage adaptation of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones - Good Fielding. No Hit. - Kyle Crichton
  5. The fieldsmen are scattered in the wilderness like missionaries. - John Arlott
  6. There is nothing in cricket more calculated to raise a laugh than the sight of some determined and serious man under a spiralling catch. - Peter Roebuck Tangled up in White

Quotes about Bowling

  1. A cricket tour in Australia would be the most delightful period in one's life, if one was deaf.  - Harold Larwood
  2. Chris Lewis is the enigma with no variation. - Vic Marks (1994)
  3. England's pace bowlers are making the helmet go out of fashion.  -  Scyld Berry
  4. If I could bowl at myself, I would be very keen. It would be an amputation job to get the ball out of my hand.  - Kevin Jarvis (1985)
  5. Leaving out Dennis Lillee against England would be as unthinkable as the Huns dropping Attila. - Anon Australian TV commentator (1982)
  6. Lillee is wearing a voluminous nightshirt which would have room for another man, if he could get into the trousers. - John Arlott
  7. Michael Holding is a perfect running specimen, but I don't go to a Test to see running; if I wish to see that I would go to Crystal Palace to see Coe and Ovett. - Jack Fingleton
  8. On Asif Masood's bowling action - He approaches the wicket like Groucho Marx chasing after a pretty waitress. - John Arlott
  9. On the West Indies' bouncer controversy - This is a Test match. It's not Old Reptonians versus Lymeswold; one off the mark and a jolly good show. - David Gower (1984)
  10. Richard Hadlee has the appearance of a rickety church steeple and a severe manner which suggests that women are not likely to be ordained yet. - Peter Roebuck The Cricketer
  11. They said to me at the Oval, come and see our new bowling machine. 'Bowling machine?' I said,' I used to be the bowling machine.' - Alec Bedser
  12. To dismiss this lad, Mike Denness, you don't have to bowl fast, you just have to run up fast. - Brian Close (1974)
  13. A Yorkshire team without a left-arm slow bowler would be like an army without its general, a jockey without a horse, a fish without chips. - Don Mosey
  14. After he had been run out twice in one match - Arthur Booth is a slow bowler, and on the evidence of this match the characteristic would appear to apply equally to his running. - J. M. Kilburn
  15. At Grace Road, Leicester- You've come over at a very appropriate time; Ray Illingworth has just relieved himself at the pavilion end. - Brian Johnston
  16. Bill O'Reilly's googly was harder to spot than a soda fountain in the bush. - Colin McCool
  17. Clarrie Grimmett thought'a full toss was the worst form of cricket vandalism and the long hop a legacy from pre-historic days when barbarians rolled boulders towards the enemy. - Arthur Mailey
  18. I forget it's Shane Warne and just think of him as any old bowler lobbing down a lump of leather. - Brian Lara (1995)
  19. On a meddling non-captain - Phil Edmonds needs two more field changes to get his 1,000 for the season. - Jim Laker
  20. On his figures of 4 for 362 from 64 overs, when Victoria scored a record 1,107 runs - If that chap in the brown derby hat at the back of the grandstand had held his catches, I'd have had them out days ago ... Very few chances were given, but I think a chap in a tweed coat dropped Jack Ryder near the shilling stand ... It was rather a pity that Ellis got out at 1,107, because I was just striking a length. - Arthur Mailey (1926)
  21. On Jim Laker's ten wickets in a Test innings- No bugger ever got all ten when I was bowling at the other end. - Sydney Barnes (1956)
  22. On South African spinner 'Tufty' Mann continually outfoxing England batsman George Mann - So what we are watching here is a clear case of Mann's inhumanity to Mann. - John Arlott (1948)
  23. Sign outside his butcher's shop in Sydney- I used to bowl tripe, then I wrote it, now I sell it. - Arthur Mailey
  24. Taking a cricket ball away from Clarrie Grimmett during a match was like taking a bone from a dog. - R. S. Whrtington
  25. When I get to heaven I shall produce on my behalf, in hope of salvation, my stock of failures and frustrations. My attempt to become a leader writer on the Manchester Guardian, my attempts to sing the Abscheid of Wotan, my attempts to understand Hegel, my attempts to spin a fast ball from the leg to the off stump. - Neville Cardus
  26. When you're an off-spinner there's not much point glaring at a batsman. If I glared at Viv Richards he'd just hit me even further. - David Acfield (1982)
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1"You die, you die. You don't see which is the better way to die."

2. "If I am going to buy a life jacket which does not come with a warranty, that's a bit of a hassle for me. Especially with the huge amount of money you have to spend for the DRS. I would prefer some kind of warranty for it. The moment it comes, I will be happy."

3. "I was sitting at home and watching television. More often than not, you watch some really strong advertisements in the lead-up to an India-Australia series. The advertisement said: 'It is winter out there, and summer out here, so get ready to feel the heat Down Under.' I took it very seriously. I didn't pack a single jacket, only to realise it is pretty cold here."

4. "It's like having 100kg put over you. After that even if you put a mountain, it will not make a difference."

5. "If you look at it, the two-hour bus ride from the airport was more tiring and difficult for us than the last few weeks of the IPL."

6. "You won't see a Sreesanth batting like a Don Bradman just because he wants to bat like one." 

7. "Now when I look at the mirror, I can see a lot of grey beard!"

8. "From Kishore Kumar, we have gone to Sean Paul."

9. To Irfan Pathan"I am not doubting you but you are gaining a reputation for being fit during the IPL and not during the Ranji Trophy. If you get fit, I need you in England, but you have to play first-class matches before that."

10. During IPL on his popularity in Chennai ‘‘When I am motorcycling and stop at a red light area, people flock to me and speak to me in Tamil.’’

11. Playing football bare foot during the practice session "Kya kare yaar, paise khatam ho gaye (What to do, we are all out of money)."

12. "When it comes to the mind it depends on what you're feeding into the mind. You come and say, 'This is Napier' and it believes it's Napier. If you see, it's an abstract. When people say 'He's in form", nobody has seen form. It's a state of mind where you are confident and you think very positively and everything you think about, you think it's very achievable. It's about how you treat the mind."

13. To keep the IPL clean after spot-sixing controversy “We will try the laundry, that’s good, will keep us clean”

14. On the most confusing law of the game “Frankly speaking, I don’t understand Duckworth-Lewis. I just wait for the umpire’s decision”.

15. On media rumours about his relationship before his marriage “You [media] change my girlfriends every two days. Please let one continue for some time.”