"I'd like to try to inspire the youth, that's obviously where our future is and the kids are the ones you can mould and you can give them ideas and opportunities and I'd like to try to inspire all the young kids because I had a dream when I was young, that was to play for Australia."
"I don't like waiting in airports for my bags. Even worse, I don't like waiting in airports when my bags are lost. "
"Money does not motivate me as long as I can provide for my children. "
"You've got to have dreams to keep you going. "
"It doesn't matter how pretty you look it's how many runs you get. "
"I suppose, because I am a sportsman and travel all over Australia, I see every day Australians doing small and large and often unnoticed deeds; many times I thought how nice it would be for them to be recognised, so I hope somehow that in receiving this honour that I represent these people. "
"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. "
"It doesn't matter how pretty you look it's how many runs you get."
"I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat, which has been a good luck charm for a few years. "
"Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching. "