Quotes of Cricket

“ Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen. ”

- Robert Mugabe

“ You can cut the tension with a cricket stump. ”

- Murray Walker

“ When I began to use my cricket, the first man I met in the darkness I thought was a German until he cricketed. We threw our arms around each other, and from that moment I knew we had won the war. ”

- Maxwell D. Taylor

“ When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball. ”

- Larry Bird

“ Cricket has lost a lot of spectators in the wake of the match-fixing scandal, and it must ensure it does not lose more because some official is waiting for the conditions to be perfect. ”

- Sunil Gavaskar

“ To win you have to risk loss. ”

- Jean Claude Killy

“ Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ It (cricket) requires one to assume such indecent postures. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Far from all resort of mirth, / Save the cricket on the hearth! ”

- John Milton

“ He was a fantastic player, but the thing that impressed me most about Paul was his manner off the pitch. He was always very humble about his achievements and had a lot of time for the paying public and people in general. ”

- Kenny Cunningham

“ I am looking forward to watching the United States compete in the curling and ice hockey events. Curling is a very interesting sport because it's like shuffleboard on ice. ”

- Adam West

“ The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. ”

- Tiger Woods

“ This is going to be a great test for the Cowboys, because the Chargers are a good team again. ”

- Troy Aikman

“ Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada. ”

- Steve Nash

“ I don't think it is so much the actual bath that most cats dislike; I think it's the fact that they have to spend a good part of the day putting their hair back in place. ”

- Debbie Peterson

“ I don't think it should be too bad. I've seen back home in cricket, you have the third umpire for run-outs, stuff like that. It all happens pretty quickly. ”

- Lleyton Hewitt

“ He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match. ”

- Aneurin Bevan

“ For Indian cricket, I am always ready to assist in whatever way I can. ”

- Sunil Gavaskar

“ Andrew has played a lot of cricket lately at a high intensity so it didn't seem necessary to rush him into a game only two days after he has arrived in Melbourne. ”

- Sunil Gavaskar

“ We've got a lot of team chemistry now. A lot of guys are playing to their potential. Like a great man always said, 'Better late than never.' I'm glad we're doing it now. ”

- Eric Williams

“ I do love cricket - it's so very English. ”

- Sarah Bernhardt

“ 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

“ How earthy old people become — moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and cheerful as a cricket. ”

- Martha Washington

“ To expect a personality to survive the disintegration of the brain is like expecting a cricket club to survive when all of its members are dead. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ 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

“ 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

“ John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef, even if he lacked a passion for cricket. ”

- Clifford Longley

“ Just a wee cot - the crickets chirr - love and the smiling face of her. ”

- James Whitcomb Riley
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