No dream is ever chased alone.
No dream is ever chased alone.
If we play good cricket, we should win.
I leave with sadness, but also with pride.
If you don't ask for the best, you don't get it.
I have failed at many times, but I never stopped trying.
You don't play for revenge. You play for respect and pride.
I am what I am. I have not deliberately built an image for myself.
There are choices to make and someone will be unlucky. That is how life is.
You don't win or lose the games because of 11 you select. You win or lose with what those 11 do on the field.
Reading allows me to recharge my batteries.
Tendulkar must have known from his heart
We might not risk him if the problem doesn't settle.
On the onside, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly.
It has been a good two weeks. The boys responded very well.
It will tough for both the teams, it will be an interesting day's cricket.
He has proved his worth over the years and is always an asset to the side.
If you are quick, accurate and can swing the ball around, you always pose problems.
It is natural that if you play too much against one country people tend to lost interest.
We had let ourselves down with some poor shots early on. The young boys showed us how to play.
Hopefully we have a good wicket in Karachi so that both teams can play some entertaining cricket.
I think credibility, irrespective of what you do, if you are in public life, then it is important.
We're playing some good cricket and everyone in the team is contributing. We ran away with this one.
It's a great sign for him and for Indian cricket. Hopefully, he will go from strength to strength from here.
While it is always special to play your 100th game, the focus really is on playing good cricket and trying to win.
Irrespective of what happened in the past (the just-concluded Test series), we will play positive and good cricket.
The cricket talent in India is still very much untapped. The hope is that the new money can help find our future stars.
Everyone has ready advice. The question is, whom do you accept it from? For insurance advice, I trust Max New York Life.
I was telling people if every time I answered a question about Multan I got a rupee, I would be a multimillionaire by now.
I am not the only intense or intellectual cricketer. I played with other cricketers who could be pretty intense and intellectual.
Unwanted honking not only irritates others, but may also end up causing accidents. Drivers lose cool and it may result in road rage.
We went through a difficult 10 days, but all the boys showed lot of spirit and determination to comeback strongly in the one-day series.
I thought it was a very professional performance from our boys. The key was the bowling. They bowled really well on a good batting track.
There is an element of mystique to radio, and I often listen to cricket commentary on radio, especially when one is stuck in a traffic jam.
There are so many fans and so many people who care deeply about this game and it is because of these fans that we are who we are as cricketers.
I think the way Asif bowled with the new ball in both innings was quality stuff. He put the ball in the right areas and used the seam beautifully.
You get an image in the first couple of years of your career, and then whether you like it or not, you are stuck with it for the rest of your life.
We have a young and inexperienced bowling attack. So we have to come up with new ideas. We have to be a little better that what we have done so far.
Cricket is just something that I am good at, just like various people are good at various things. What's lucky is that cricket gets enormous publicity.
The boys responded well to challenges and the various roles they were asked to perform in the team. They also adjusted to the changes in the batting order.
He is a great leader by example. Someone whom I have always admired for his ability to remain balanced and have the sense of equanimity about his captaincy.
I was given a talent to play cricket. I don't know why I was given it. But I was. I owe it to all those who wish it had been them to give of my best, every day.
Sachin Tendulkar is already a 'Bharat Ratna' for Indian people because of his phenomenal success and the manner in which he has served Indian cricket for years.
It was not that a single performance lifted us. It was a hard fight and we played good cricket. But we can't slip up as there is still a lot left in the series.
It was an unfortunate way to lose the match. But rules are rules and they are part of the game. The match was heading towards an exciting finish when it had to be called off.
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.
It is a different competition with different rules. Pakistan is a good one-day side especially at home. We have a young side who has done well recently. We are looking forward to it.
The rule as it is now, gives a huge advantage to the captain inning the toss. So, I think, they (ICC) should continue with it and allow the team to pick their super sub after the toss.
We have the option of taking up the issue with the relevant authorities, but keeping the relevance and importance of the series we have decided to let the issue pass and put it to rest.
A career in sport is almost impossible to manage without the support, and guidance, and reassurance of family and friends. During tough times, and there always are, this is whom we go to.
We had great cricket in two last two series because of the quality of pitches. Unfortunately, the wickets in the first two Tests here have not lived up to the expectations of an India-Pakistan contest.
Against a good quality seam attack not only us, anyone could have faced a problem. Asif hit the seam on the deck regularly at the right line and I have no doubt his bowling in both innings made the difference.
We know we have to play well. We have to play one day of good cricket out of the remaining two to win the series. We are confident of doing it. We have shown in the last two games we can play well in all departments.
Sometimes fitness is a good thing to have, but you have to recognise that fitness takes you only so far, and skills are the most important thing. Fitness just helps you execute those cricketing skills for longer and more consistently, maybe.
Seeing the video, cricket seems like fun, I didn't know that. We only know about fast bowlers, dressing room and hotels. Now I know what to do after I finish with cricket. You meet so many people and have such fun. It is quite interesting and exciting.
I don't get angry very often, but there have been times when I have been frustrated with myself, maybe after playing a bad shot, after getting out, I have done some damage to some equipment of mine. Once or twice in the course of 20 years - I think you can allow me that at least.
I thought about cricket a lot. I needed to get out of this bubble of mine. I found it in books and conversations with other people about other things. I was a curious person, and this was my release. I like being challenged intellectually. I hated at the end of the day to talk cricket to someone else.
Even though it's a shortened format of the game, Twenty20 allows people with different skills to play in a team and play their specific roles. Obviously there's not too much time to waste balls, but if you look at guys who play well in the top six, they have a fairly decent amount of good cricketing ability.
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.