Quotes about cricket

In this blog, we are going to discuss the top 10 Quotes about cricket by famous cricketers in the history of cricket.

1. “Cricket is a team game. If you want fame for yourself, go play an individual game.” – Gautam Gambhir

Quotes about cricket  - “Cricket is a team game. If you want fame for yourself, go play an individual game.” – Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir is a former Indian cricketer who played all formats of the game. He is a left-handed opening batsman who played domestic cricket for Delhi and captained Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. 

He has also represented India in Test cricket, ODI cricket and Twenty20 International cricket. In 2019, he was the leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League.

Gambhir made his Test debut against Australia in 2004 and scored his first century in the second innings of the match. He went on to score centuries against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and England. 

He was a member of the Indian team that won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was the leading run-scorer for India in the 2007 World Twenty20 and the 2011 World Cup. 

He was also the recipient of the ICC Test Player of the Year award in 2009. Gambhir announced his retirement from cricket in December 2018.

2. “You don’t win or lose the games because of the 11 you select. You win or lose with what those 11 do on the field.” – Rahul Dravid

Quotes about cricket - Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. 

He is the current head coach of the Indian cricket team. Dravid scored almost 13,000 Test runs and more than 10,000 ODI runs, playing for India between 1996 and 2012. 

He is the only player to have scored over 10,000 Test runs and average over 50 in both Test and ODI cricket. 

Dravid also holds the record for the most catches taken by a player in Test cricket, with 210. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2004. 

Dravid retired from Test cricket in December 2012, after India’s home Test series against England. In his final Test, he scored his 27th century, becoming the fifth player to score a century in his final Test. 

He retired from ODIs in September 2011, after the home ODI series against England. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2018.

3.  “The bat is not a toy, it’s a weapon. It gives me everything in my life, which helps me to do everything in the field.” – Virat Kohli

 “The bat is not a toy, it’s a weapon. It gives me everything in my life, which helps me to do everything in the field.” – Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer who is the former captain of the Indian national team. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler. 

Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and has been the team’s captain since 2013.

Kohli made his international debut in August 2008 and scored his first century in November 2009. He was promoted to vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012 and became a captain in 2013.

Kohli has been the recipient of many awards, including the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and 2017, the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016 and 2017, the BCCI Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12 and 2014–15.

4.  “Nothing is easy in cricket. Maybe when you watch it on TV, it looks easy. But it is not. You have to use your brain and time the ball” – Rohit Sharma

“Nothing is easy in cricket. Maybe when you watch it on TV, it looks easy. But it is not. You have to use your brain and time the ball” – Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer who has represented India in all three formats of the game. He is the current captain of the Indian national team in limited-overs formats. 

Sharma is an aggressive right-handed batsman and is one of the most prolific run-scorers in limited-overs cricket. 

He is the only batsman in the history of cricket to have scored three double centuries in One Day International (ODI) cricket. 

He is also the first batsman to score a century in all three International formats of the game. 

Sharma made his debut for India in 2007 in an ODI match against Ireland and made his Test debut in 2010 against the West Indies. 

He was part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup. In 2013, he was the leading run-scorer in the ODI series against England, making him the first player to score two centuries in a bilateral ODI series.  

He has also played for the Mumbai Indians and led the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

5. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Suresh Raina

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is an Indian cricketer. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2005 and played his first Test a year later. 

He is considered to be one of the best fielders in world cricket and is also known for his batting abilities. 

He was the vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was the first Indian player to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. 

He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in July 2005 and scored a half-century on debut. He scored his maiden century in September 2005, against Bangladesh. 

He was a member of the Indian cricket team that won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. He was also a member of the team that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup. 

6.  “My natural game is to watch the ball with a blink mind, and if it is there to be hit, I go for it.” – Virender Sehwag

“My natural game is to watch the ball with a blink mind, and if it is there to be hit, I go for it.” – Virender Sehwag

Virendra Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer. He played as an opener and was a right-handed batsman. 

He played his first One Day International in 1999 and his first Test match in 2001. He was a member of the Indian team that won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. 

He announced his retirement from Test cricket in October 2015. In March 2017, Sehwag announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. 

Sehwag is considered to be one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. He is the only batsman in the history of cricket to score two triple centuries in Test cricket. 

He has the highest score by an Indian in Test cricket, with 319 against Pakistan in 2004. He is one of only four players to score a Test triple-century and a One Day International double-century. 

He holds the record for the fastest triple century in Test cricket, reaching the milestone off just 278 balls. He is the only Indian batsman to score a Test double-century against Pakistan. 

7.  “When things don’t go your way, it bites you from within, and you have to find a way to get out of it.” – Shikhar Dhawan

 “When things don’t go your way, it bites you from within, and you have to find a way to get out of it.” – Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team. He is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm off-spin bowler. 

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Australia in 2010 and played his first Test the following year against the same opponents.

Dhawan was the leading run-scorer for India in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, where he was also named the man of the tournament. 

He was the leading run-scorer for India in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, where he was also named the player of the tournament. In October 2014, Dhawan was ranked as the second-best batsman in the world in Twenty20 International cricket. 

8. “I want team India to be the best in all 3 formats.” – Anil Kumble

 “I want team India to be the best in all 3 formats.” – Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer who turned into a successful Test captain. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler and right-handed batsman. Kumble was born into a Tamil family in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Kumble made his Test debut against England in August 1991 and took his first five-wicket haul in the following Test against the West Indies. 

He became a regular member of the Test side in 1992 and took part in the 1992 and 1996 World Cups. Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, in 2005.

Kumble announced his retirement from Test cricket in November 2008, although he continued to play in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

In October 2012, he was appointed the head coach of the national team, a position he held until June 2016. Kumble stepped down from his position as the chairman of the International Cricket Council’s cricket committee in February 2019.

Kumble has been credited with being one of the most successful Indian bowlers of all time. He holds the record for the most Test wickets taken by an Indian, with 619 wickets from 132 matches. 

He is the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, behind only Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. 

9.  “To become a good player, you need talent.” – Sunil Gavaskar

“To become a good player, you need talent.” – Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He played a pivotal role in the Indian team that won the Cricket World Cup in 1983. 

He played 125 Tests and 108 ODIs for India, scoring over 10,000 runs in both formats. He was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, and his Test average of 56.45 is still the highest by any Indian batsman. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009. 

Gavaskar made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1971 and scored a century in his first Test match. 

He went on to score three more centuries in that series, becoming the first batsman to score four centuries in his debut series. He became the first batsman to score a century in each innings of a Test match when he accomplished the feat against England at The Oval in 1979. He is the only batsman to have scored centuries in both innings of a Test match four times. 

Gavaskar was a part of the Indian team that won the Cricket World Cup in 1983. He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament, scoring 356 runs in eight matches at an average of 89.00. 

He was also the leading run-scorer in the 1976 World Cup, scoring two centuries and finishing with 357 runs in six matches at an average of 71.40.

Gavaskar announced his retirement from Test cricket in 1987, after scoring his 34th century against Pakistan. 

He played his final Test match against England at Lord’s, where he was presented with a bat by the England players. He played his last One Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in 1987. He retired from all forms

10. “Life is much like batting, treating every ball on merit.” – Ravi Shastri

“Life is much like batting, treating every ball on merit.” – Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri is a former Indian cricketer and current head coach of the Indian national cricket team. 

He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler. He played for the Indian national team from 1981 to 1992 in both Test and One Day International (ODI) matches. He was the captain of the Indian team in 1992. 

Shastri made his first-class debut in 1980–81 and his Test debut in 1981–82. He scored 3,830 runs in 80 Test matches at an average of 45.50, including six centuries. 

He scored 1,208 runs in 150 ODIs at an average of 32.00. He was a member of the Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. 

He was named the Man of the Match in the final of the 1985–86 Ranji Trophy, where he led Bombay to victory over Karnataka.

Shastri was appointed as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team in 2017.

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