Cricket is not like a government job where retirement age is fixed at A cricketer can retire at 30 or 60; it's up to the player.
Cricket is the only game where you are playing against eleven of the other side and ten of your own.
Cricket is very simple... you play till you can sustain.
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.
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.
Cricket now is definitely a professional sport.
Cricket pays well, so a lot of people are naturally drawn towards the game. But to carve a niche in non-cricket sports is not easy. So state governments need to be proactive. Indians need to be made aware of the power of an Olympic medal. It should be treated at par with an Oscars or a Nobel Prize.
Cricket the world over, I don't think, will ever know how different things would be without Kerry Packer.
Cricket was a splendid chapter of my life; indeed, it made me what I am today. However, cricket alone isn't the only flavour of life. Sometimes, indeed, we tend to take sports too seriously and life too casually.
Cricket was deemed too posh where I came from, and I'd never have risked walking home through the estates in my whites. My club played some of the posh schools. I'd have the cheapest kit, but I loved those games. As soon as the posh lads opened their mouths and you heard their accents, the stakes were raised.
Cricket, like all sport, offers glory to few and a lifetime of it to even fewer. For the investment it demands, it offers short careers that end when people in other professions are starting to flourish.
Cricket, the whole thing, playing, watching, being part of the Gaieties, has been a central feature of my life.
Cricket. Come summer holidays here in Australia not a whole lot else seems to matter. It's good stuff... Some would even go as far as to say, marvellous.
Cricketers are made to feel that they are very special. That is okay as long as cricketers realise they are only as good as their last innings.
Cricketers are worried about their milestones, worried that they should score 5000-10,000 Test runs, but I am not fussy.
Cricketers have a very short shelf life. On an average, you make money through cricket for five years, but you need to survive for sixty years.
Cricketers have to perform in front of millions, and there are no retakes. If then you become a hero, you deserve all the accolades coming your way.
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