Quotes and Sayings about Cricket



"A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Cricket, Earth)

"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."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Cricket, Reason, University, Want)

"I do love cricket - it's so very English."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Love, Cricket, English)

"Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun."
- Edmund Blunden
(Related: Cricket, Play, Summer, Sun, Worship)

"I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Age, Cricket, Driving, Football, Golf, Parents, Play, Running)

"To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Positive, Cricket)

"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."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Cricket, England, Will, World)

"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."
- Ian Botham
(Related: People, Cricket, Talk)

"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."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Sports, Being, Cricket, Growing up, Profession, Soccer, Trials)

"When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong."
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Related: Thought, Faults, Wrong)

"Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Americans, Cricket, Nothing)

"I love surfing more than cricket, more interesting and you meet great people."
- Hansie Cronje
(Related: Love, People, Cricket)

"We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book, it appeals to a much wider community."
- Hansie Cronje
(Related: Community, Cricket)

"Endless cricket, like endless anything else, simply grinds you down."
- Ted Dexter
(Related: Cricket)

"Once again our cricketers have flattered to deceive in Australia."
- Ted Dexter
"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."
- Sunil Gavaskar
(Related: Talent, Cricket, Focus, Today)

"Cricket the world over, I don't think, will ever know how different things would be without Kerry Packer."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Cricket, Will, World)

"I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized, you know?"
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Cricket, Kids)

"Both sides have been playing tremendous cricket over a couple of years and they're both very good units."
- Matthew Hayden
(Related: Cricket, Years)

"It's a fun day, a day which kicks off the start of our tour, it's got great tradition - Australian cricketers just love tradition - and it's been a really pleasant day."
- Matthew Hayden
(Related: Love, Day, Fun, Tradition)

"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."
- Matthew Hayden
(Related: Cricket, Play, World)

"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."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Beginning, Cricket, Needs, Solution)

"Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don't understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn't understand what they were talking about."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Cricket, Friends, Sense, Talking, Tea, Years)

"I was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a, as a sort of mystery."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Love, Thought, Cricket, Mystery)

"The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Peace, Cricket, Future, Will)

"Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Cricket, Pressure)

"During my 21 years of playing cricket, I have never been approached by anyone or offered a bribe."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Cricket, Years)

"Cricket was my reason for living."
- Harold Larwood
(Related: Cricket, Living, Reason)

"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."
- Harold Larwood
(Related: Cricket)

"My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back in England and watch a cricket game in Australia, they'd have you put in the loony bin."
- Desmond Llewelyn
(Related: Time, Father, Cricket, England)

"What I'd really like to give a try is cricket, because I grew up playing American baseball."
- Jeremy London
(Related: American, Baseball, Cricket)

"I really got into the cricket and staying up late watching the World Cup."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Cricket, World)

"John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef, even if he lacked a passion for cricket."
- Clifford Longley
(Related: Cricket, English, Passion)

"Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game."
- George Mikes
(Related: Life, Cricket, English)

"Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Brother, Memories, Mosquitoes)

"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."
- Andy Pick
(Related: Chance, Coach, Cricket, World)

"I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth - certainly greater than sex, although sex isn't too bad either."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: God, Sex, Cricket, Earth)

"Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Baseball, Being, Cricket)

"My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Cricket)

"When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Life, Time, Family, Cricket, Justice)

"If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Blame, Cricket, Man, Wrong)

"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."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Being, Class, Country, Cricket, First, Kids)

"I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Love, Winning, Being, Cricket, First, First love, Hate, Hunger, Losing, Zone)

"I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Time, Cricket, Identity)

"But eventually it is a game of cricket."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Cricket)

"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."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: People, Cricket, First)

"I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Cricket, Result, Want)

"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."
- Peter Tork
(Related: Baseball, Cricket, Skill, World)

"Village cricket spread fast through the land."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: Cricket, Land)

"If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: Cricket)

"I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket."
- John E. Walker
(Related: Cricket, School, Soccer)

"You can cut the tension with a cricket stump."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Cricket, Tension)

"You might not think that's cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Cricket, Racing)

"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."
- Shane Warne
(Related: Attitude, Goal, Ambition, Class, Cricket, First, Play)

"Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching."
- Steve Waugh
(Related: Thought, Coaching, Cricket)

"It's a hard life as a professional cricketer. It's not as easy as everyone makes out. To survive you need a tough hide."
- Steve Waugh
(Related: Life)

"Cricket is basically baseball on valium."
- Robin Williams
(Related: Baseball, Cricket)

"Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Time, Cricket)

"Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket will one day produce an abundance of great players."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Abundance, Cricket, Day, Will)

"In the old days we were probably educated in cricket in a far more serious way than now."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Cricket, Now, Old)

"I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Opportunity, Cricket)

"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."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Cricket, Day, Public)