"When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his or her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness. "
"When you play test cricket, you don't give the Englishmen an inch. Play it tough, all the way. Grind them into the dust."
"The game of cricket existed long before I was born. It will be played centuries after my demise. During my career I was privileged to give the public my interpretation of its character in the same way that a pianist might interpret the works of Beethoven. "
"Bowl faster, bowl faster. When you play test cricket, you don't give the Englishmen an inch. Play it tough, all the way. Grind them into the dust. "