Cricket Quotes – Sachin, Dhoni, Virat, Yuvi and more

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When we talk about sports, cricket is always there. It is a game of passion, hard work, determination, and often called as gentleman’s game. This game has its own characteristics; the sportsman knows how much hard work they had to put on the field for their respective sides to come out as a winner.

This game has made many ordinary people rich and famous. In some countries, these cricketers are often treated as demi-gods. Here we have got some famous cricket quotes for you guys which will showcase how much it means to the sportsperson’s and to their supporters.

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FAMOUS CRICKET QUOTES FROM GREATEST CRICKETERS 

Cricket Quotes by Sachin Tendulkar

People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.

– Sachin Tendulkar

Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds.

– Sachin Tendulkar

Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you’ve got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background.

– Sachin Tendulkar

There are over 200 million illiterate women in India. This low literacy negatively impacts not just their lives but also their families’ and the country’s economic development. A girl’s lack of education also has a negative impact on the health and well-being of her children.

– Sachin Tendulkar

Before you lay a foundation on the cricket field, there should be a solid foundation in your heart and you start building on that. After that as you start playing more and more matches, you learn how to score runs and how to take wickets.

– Sachin Tendulkar

I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.

– Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket Quotes by Sourav Ganguly

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Every morning I woke up, I believed that I could score runs for India.

– Sourav Ganguly

The best way to get away from a crisis and yet hold on the reins without performance is to find a godfather who would save you at crisis and fool the entire world. This is how it has worked for me.

– Sourav Ganguly

Some people have called me arrogant or believe that is my reputation, which is far from what I really am like.

– Sourav Ganguly

You are anxious before every game because you had to win it. If you didn’t you went down the ladder. I felt proud of the way we beat some teams in tough games.

– Sourav Ganguly

When a new CEO comes, make sure you send him a visiting card to say, ‘Sir, I’m with you’.

– Sourav Ganguly

Cricket Quotes by MS Dhoni

I tell my wife she is only the third most important thing after my country and my parents.

– MS Dhoni

You learn a lot more when you’re going through a rough period compared to the good times when everything goes your way.

– MS Dhoni

Winning the World Cup was very special because it meant so much to so many. One thing about our country that is constant is cricket. The smile it brought to people’s faces was the thing I shall always remember. It reminded me, reminded all of us, of our importance to the lives of the Indian people less lucky than we are.

– MS Dhoni

You go through tough times. What I personally believe in is you should forget the stats. But also, it pushes you to see the areas where you have to work on to be a consistent team.

– MS Dhoni

If you don’t really have a dream, you can’t really push yourself; you don’t really know what the target is.

– MS Dhoni

Cricket Quotes by Virat Kohli

Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison.

– Virat Kohli

Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don’t look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure.

– Virat Kohli

A fit body gives you confidence. And there’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you’ll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident.

– Virat Kohli

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.

– Virat Kohli

Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognise your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning.

– Virat Kohli

Cricket Quotes by Gautam Gambhir

Sometimes it’s important to get out of that comfort zone and, I think, try new things, and sometimes you can express yourself better.

– Gautam Gambhir

I can bat in the morning, afternoon, evening, night, on ice, desert, wherever and whenever. It is almost nirvana for me. It takes me away from the stresses of life.

– Gautam Gambhir

Our flag is our identity, and we can’t disrespect or let anyone else disrespect our identity.

– Gautam Gambhir

A small country like Israel has compulsory military training. But countries like India, that are so much bigger, have no compulsory military training, so people don’t understand how the military functions. They have no knowledge of how it works, no respect for it.

– Gautam Gambhir

I think you need to be a leader, not a captain. You may have seen a lot of captains in this country, but the most important thing is to be a leader.

– Gautam Gambhir

Cricket Quotes by Yuvraj Singh

I’m a fighter, not a quitter.

– Yuvraj Singh

On the field, you have to be aggressive; you’re thinking how to get the better of a situation. It’s not that I don’t laugh on the field. In fact, I think it’s very important to laugh, especially when you are angry and aggressive, to just take the tension away, make the moment go away.

– Yuvraj Singh

Cancer has taught me a lot of things. Maybe it is the best thing that has happened to me. I can’t say right now, but maybe some years down the line, I would realise. When I was taking chemotherapy, there were a lot of elderly patients, and that would inspire me. I thought, ‘If they can be cured, why can’t I be?’

– Yuvraj Singh

Relationships survive on trust, and if that is broken at any point, it’s pretty much the end of the relationship. Besides, inability to communicate leads to problems.

– Yuvraj Singh

I have worked really hard on my game, but I think my mother has been a real pillar of strength. She has prayed a lot, sacrificed a lot for me. You know, she hasn’t seen me bat so far. When I am batting, she is praying… mothers are like that, aren’t they?

– Yuvraj Singh

Cricket Quotes by Kevin Pietersen

I love England and I love Cricket.

– Kevin Pietersen

Once you have the support of the lads around you, you can’t ask for any more.

– Kevin Pietersen

I hate these reality TV shows where people walk off Big Brother and think they’re A-list celebrities when they’ve done nothing in their lives, it really does my head in.

– Kevin Pietersen

The only way to get a three to four-month break would be to tear a tendon or a hamstring or something like that.

– Kevin Pietersen

I love living in London but I would like to buy a place in Dubai and spend a few months of the year out there.

– Kevin Pietersen

Cricket Quotes by Ricky Ponting

Every batsman surveys the field before taking strike and usually the fielders get imprinted on his mind. But in my head, I don’t see the Fielders. I only see the gaps.

– Ricky Ponting

We knew that if we had to win the World Cup, the defensive side of the game had to be better, which means bowlers will have to bowl tight and we will have to field better.

– Ricky Ponting

I want to be a dad, first and foremost. I want to be a good father. I’ve spent so much of my life on the move and travelling around the world that just to set up a home for my family and be a good dad is something that motivates me.

– Ricky Ponting

It’s a song that we sing after we win a Test match. We sing it after every one-day series win. It’s been passed down through the generations. It’s the culture of the Australian team.

– Ricky Ponting

Every decision you make in life, not just on the sporting field – a lot of time and energy goes into it. You think things through before you make decisions and you always think the decision you make at the time is going to be the right one.

– Ricky Ponting

Cricket Quotes by Steve Waugh

Geez I played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.

– Steve Waugh

I don’t like waiting in airports for my bags. Even worse, I don’t like waiting in airports when my bags are lost.

– Steve Waugh

I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat, which has been a good luck charm for a few years.

– Steve Waugh

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

Money does not motivate me as long as I can provide for my children.

– Steve Waugh

Cricket Quotes by Brian Lara

My first bat was shaped of a coconut branch. And from that day, all I wanted to do was to be a cricketer.

– Brian Lara

I am ready to sacrifice anything to see that West Indies becomes the best team in the world. To beat teams like Australia and England in the world cup would be great.

– Brian Lara

The mental strength is important and that is really where I feel I come in as an experienced player, someone who has played in a winning team and now plays in a team that’s not doing too well.

– Brian Lara

I think I was selected to lead the team but it was a bit unfortunate that the higher authorities did not see it that way.

– Brian Lara

It’s good to see the young guys coming in and being very positive — they seem to have the passion for the game. That’s been missing for quite some time.

– Brian Lara

Cricket Quotes by Rahul Dravid

I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.

– Rahul Dravid

My approach to cricket has been reasonably simple: it was about giving everything to the team, it was about playing with dignity and it was about upholding the spirit of the game. I hope I have done some of that. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. It is why I leave with sadness but also with pride.

– Rahul Dravid

What drew me towards team sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing.

– Rahul Dravid

I have the kind of personality that I always look ahead than look at what’s happened. It does help a lot, especially when you’ve done badly or you’ve failed. It’s instinctive of me that I look at what’s next, I look ahead a lot, and start preparing for that, in victory and in defeat.

– Rahul Dravid

One of the great joys of being a slip fielder who takes a catch is you are able to contribute to the bowler’s success. Yes, you are putting yourself in the firing line if you stuff it up, but you must want to be in that position to make a difference, and recognise sometimes that you might make mistakes. There are no easy catches in the slips.

– Rahul Dravid

Cricket Quotes by AB de Villiers

No matter how hot the fire burns, a Protea always survives.

– AB de Villiers

It would not be right for me to pick and choose where, when and in what format I play for the Proteas. For me, in the green and gold, it must be everything or nothing.

– AB de Villiers

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.

– AB de Villiers

Always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity.

– AB de Villiers

I really hate it when I can’t score runs from a ball.

– AB de Villiers

Cricket Quotes by Shane Warne

To me, cricket is a simple game. Keep it simple and just go out and play.

– Shane Warne

I think when two people get together, their past is their past. Their reputations are reputations. You can only take someone the way you find them… on face value.

– Shane Warne

We’ve just got to be careful – with all sports, let alone cricket – I think there’s so much emphasis on doing the right thing all the time, but I think the public want to be entertained when they come to watch sport.

– Shane Warne

The first thing is to be patient, which is probably the hardest thing to do. Don’t worry if blokes are whacking you out of the park because you still have the opportunity to get him out next ball, even if it’s not the same ball.

– Shane Warne

People make mistakes and I’ve probably made a few more than others, but unfortunately mine are also a bit more public. That’s the way it is. You’ve just got to get on with life. After all, it’s not a rehearsal.

– Shane Warne

Cricket Quotes by Suresh Raina

My job is to perform, enjoy cricket and thank God for whatever he has given me.

– Suresh Raina

I am not brand conscious. I wear what suits me.

– Suresh Raina

My aim is to play Test matches. For me, there is a different feel of Test cricket as it tests your character. You come to know about your mental toughness, and most importantly, there is another level of satisfaction as a player.

– Suresh Raina

As a sportsman, you always play to win. Having said that, it’s not possible to win every day. There will be days when you will do well and there will be days you won’t.

– Suresh Raina

I have always maintained that if you work hard, it won’t go waste, as recognition will come to you at some stage, whether in studies or sports. You need to have good intentions and intent to move ahead in life as well as in sports.

– Suresh Raina

Cricket Quotes by Chris Gayle

I sleep the whole day after breakfast to get in shape for the game.

– Chris Gayle

They say that a martini is like a woman’s breast. One ain’t enough and three is too many.

– Chris Gayle

Sometimes I look at my World Boss nickname, and I like it. Other time I look at it, and I look what I have achieved in the game, and I think, how about Universe Boss?

– Chris Gayle

I’m weird. I’m a weirdo. You think you know me? You don’t know me.

– Chris Gayle

I party harder than any other cricketer; yet I’m strong and mighty when the pretenders have retired. I speak English to the world and ‘patwah’ with my friends, the kid from the bad part of town who made it good.

– Chris Gayle

Cricket Quotes by Imran Khan

Cricket is a pressure game. And when it comes to India- Pakistan match, the pressure is doubled.

– Imran Khan

The team that is going to win is the one that does its homework the best by studying its opponents.

– Imran Khan

Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.

– Imran Khan

I have always believed that one should not be scared of losing, I think that really is the key.

– Imran Khan

When I came into politics I always thought there was a possibility I would be killed.

– Imran Khan

Cricket Quotes by Wasim Akram

Knowledge comes from playing in the middle.

– Wasim Akram

First of all, convince yourself that you are the best because the rest of your life is going to go proving this to others.

– Wasim Akram

It is nice to see women play cricket. I am very amazed at watching Indian girls doing so brilliantly and with every chance the Pakistani girls will also improve.

– Wasim Akram

If I can live life the way I want to, why can’t you do it.

– Wasim Akram

Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime and I am privileged he played in my time.

– Wasim Akram

Cricket Quotes by Adam Gilchrist

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.

– Adam Gilchrist

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by own.

– Adam Gilchrist

The rose is fairest when it is budding new, and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.

– Adam Gilchrist

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

– Adam Gilchrist

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

– Adam Gilchrist

Cricket Quotes by Kapil Dev

If you play good cricket, a lot of bad things get hidden.

– Kapil Dev

Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports.

– Kapil Dev

Irrespective of any political party, I am a supporter of good people who want to do something for the society.

– Kapil Dev

People often ask me whether I believe in God. I haven’t seen God. But I think that one’s beliefs are one’s God – and, in those terms, yes, God is there.

– Kapil Dev

The hunger to win must not die… The appetite has to remain big.

– Kapil Dev

Cricket Quotes by Kumar Sangakkara

Actually nobody can be perfect in cricket. Everybody makes mistakes. It is important to learn from your mistakes and correct them.

– Kumar Sangakkara

Cricket is a funny game, we have legends and living legends but the game doesn’t stop for anyone.

– Kumar Sangakkara

Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion some day.

– Kumar Sangakkara

A lot of people talk about mental strength, but its more about mental skills and adaptability than anything else. That’s what gets you through tough times.

– Kumar Sangakkara

We should not allow fear and anxiety stop us from doing something. If you think through something well and prepare thoroughly, you can do a lot of things you think you can’t.

– Kumar Sangakkara