200+ Cricket Quotes – Inspirational Quotes From The Legends

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

cricket is further than just a game; it’s a source of alleviation transcending boundaries. Within its rich history, several players have left a trail of wisdom and motivation through their words.

Inspirational Cricket Quotes have the remarkable ability to uplift spirits, instill determination, and fuel passion. These quotes are not just confined to the cricket pitch; they have the power to resonate in various aspects of life, pushing individuals to strive for greatness. From the likes of Sir Don Bradman to Sachin Tendulkar, these legends’ quotations remind us of the values of sportsmanship, perseverance, and platoon spirit.

Whether facing challenges in cricket or life, these Inspirational Cricket Quotes stand as beacons of light, guiding you toward success.

Inspirational Cricket Quotes

You don’t win or lose the games because of the 11 you select. You win or lose with that those 11 do on the field.”  – Rahul DravidYou doesn’t win or lose the games because of the 11 you select. You win or lose with that those 11 do on the field.  – Rahul Dravid


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

Cricket is a most precarious profession; it is called a team game but, in fact, no one is so lonely as a batsman facing a bowler supported by ten fieldsmen and observed by two umpires to ensure that his error does not go unpunished. – John Arlott




You don’t play for the crowd, You play for the country.  ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni


As he comes into bowl, Freddie Titmus has got two short legs, one of the square. – Brian Johnston


Enjoy the game & Chase your dreams. Dreams do come true. – Sachin Tendulkar


Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true. – Sachin Tendulkar

I think he is marvelous. I think he will fit in whatever category of Cricket that has been played or will be played, from the first ball that has ever been bowled to the last ball that’s going to be. He can play in any era and at any level. I would say he’s 99.5% perfect. – Viv Richards


People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones. – Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the world.  — Allan Donald


It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuses to attend the third day of a match when so often the last day produces the best and most exciting cricket. – Frank Woolley


Compromise for your Dream but never Compromise on your Dream. – Imran Khan


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

A true batsman should in most of his strokes tell the truth about himself. Neville Cardus




A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. – Adam Gilchrist


Bill [Frindall] needs a small ruler. How about the Sultan of Brunei? I hear he is only four foot ten.  – Brian Johnston


One day cricket is like fast food. No one wants to cook. – Viv Richards


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

My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important. – 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 don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar.  —Shane Warne


Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled. – Imran Khan


You don’t play for the crowd, you play for the country.  – Mahendra Singh Dhoni


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


It is as well for us to remember when we are watching the best batsmen that, however easy it may all look, they do not achieve their success without toil and sweat, and that there are times even with the greatest when they must seem to themselves, as we humble performers so frequently seem to ourselves, to be batting with a broomstick, with a barn door for a wicket. – E.W. Swanton Denis Compton



Cricket is a funny game, we have legends and living legends but the game doesn’t stop for anyone! – Kumar Sangakkara


Batsmen wear so much protection these days that I mostly identify them from their posteriors.  – Brian Johnston


Cricket is full of theorists who can ruin your game in no time. – Ian Botham


Critics haven’t taught me my cricket, and they don’t know what my body and mind are up to. – Sachin Tendulkar


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


As far as the World Cup is concerned, it is a process. We don’t want to jump to the 50th floor straight away. We must start on the ground floor. – Sachin Tendulkar


n a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the stations. The train stopped by for a few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing a century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This genius can stop time in India! — Peter Roebuck

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…  – Isaac Asimov


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


We have got a lot of experience in players who have been lucky enough to playtest cricket and have been around our first-class setup for some time, and a lot of youngsters who are looking to create an impression.


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




No dream is ever chased alone– Rahul Dravid


This bowler’s like my dog: three short legs and balls which swing each way. – Brian Johnston


A good cricketer never loses his nerve. He just bats on!  – Anthony T. Hincks

I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there. – Sachin Tendulkar


I don’t study cricket too much. Whatever I have learned or experienced is through cricket I’ve played on the field, and whatever little I have watched. – Mahendra Singh Dhoni


And that is the reason why this victory is great because different players have made contributions to the win. – Sachin Tendulkar


I saw him (Sachin) playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come to look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two…his compactness, technique, stroke production… it all seemed to gel.  — Sir Donald Bradman


Never give up; just absolutely never give up.  – Shane Warne


We want to try and get our mental game right. That is a shortcoming in Barbados’ cricket – the way we prepare ourselves mentally and our general attitude going into first-class games.


Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base – in both senses – greed. – John Fowles



Sports teaches you that there is always a second innings in life. If you fail today, there’s a second innings maybe two days later. – Harsha Bhogle


I haven’t noticed too many comments about my Aussie background out in the middle, but that’s probably because I haven’t been batting long enough to notice!  – Geraint Jones


Cricket is about a lot more than playing by the rules, Mistry. It’s a gentleman’s game. Don’t you ever forget that? – Ken Doyle


If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game. As a parent, I would be happier hearing people say, “Sachin is a good human being” than “Sachin is a great cricketer” any day. – Sachin Tendulkar


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


I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.  — Matthew Hayden


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


We have a lot of cricket coming up against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies and England. That’s going to be tough, so I think it’s good that he’s taking a break now and he can come back completely healed.

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




Irrespective of whether you have the talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented isn’t anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize it.  – Virat Kohli


Don’t bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours. – Michael Kasprowicz 


Cricket to us was more than play, It was a worship in the summer sun. – Edmund Blunden


I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.


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


I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching, I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.

Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.  — Hashim Amla


Every batsman surveys the field before taking a strike, and usually, the fielders get imprinted on his mind. They can almost see every fielder in their mind’s eye. But in my head, I don’t see the fielders. I only see the gaps!  – Ricky Ponting


Cricket has captured the imagination of the nation, this if fantastic, beyond a dream. When England players win at any sport, the fans are the best in the world.


In the game of cricket, it has always been customary to accord more adulation to batsman than to bowlers. – I.A.R. Peebles




I want people to remember me as a Good Person, Not as a Good Cricketer. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni


A 1914 biplane tied up with elastic bands trying vainly to take off. – Frank Keating


Cricket is a team game. If you want fame for yourself, go play an individual game. – Gautam Gambhir

The only thing that was on my mind was, ‘I want to play for India one day,’ and I was pretty sure and confident that one day I will.


I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can’t be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn’t discuss media coverage. – Sachin Tendulkar


There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others.  — Andy Flower


If you want to do something, achieve something, you can’t be thinking all the time of what you don’t have.  – Kapil Dev


We’re simply interested in playing good cricket. Collectively and individually fielding is largely a matter of thought and discipline. – I. A. R. Peebles




I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.  ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni


An interesting morning, full of interest. – Jim Laker


Cricket as a passion is distinctly contagious. – David Frith

A career in sport is almost impossible to manage without the support, and guidance, and reassurance of family and friends. During tough times, and they’re always are, this is whom we go to. –– RAHUL DRAVID


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


The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar.  — Brian Lara


He’s been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive. — Daniel Vettori


Some folks will say ‘Oh, Winning ain’t all!” But I know it is all. At the end of the day no one looks at the loser. So that is why we play to win.  – Vivian Richards


I want to see a full day’s cricket. It’s what the series deserves


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




And Ian Greig’s on eight, including two fours. – Jim Laker

I tend to believe that Cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth. – Harold Pinter


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.


If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong. – Sachin Tendulkar


I don’t know cricket, I don’t know how Sachin plays. But I still try to watch him playing because I want to know why my country’s economy goes down 0.5% when he’s batting.  BARACK OBAMA


 The joy of doing well as a batsman for your country is much more than that little joy of going for a party and enjoying music. It is a completely different high, and I get high by performances. That’s what I enjoy now. – Virat Kohli


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


A run is more difficult to make than no save because batting is in its nature a far less certain and reliable thing than bowling and fielding. – K.S. Rangitsinhji


One of my theories is to be captain on the field and off the field, you need to totally enjoy each other’s company. I don’t like discussing cricket off the field. – Mahendra Singh Dhoni



It’s a unique occasion really – a repeat of Melbourne 1977. – Jim Laker


You die, you die. You don’t see which is the better way to die. – MS Dhoni


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.


I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result. – Sachin Tendulkar


I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat.  — Amitabh Bachchan


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 someday!  – Kumara Sangakkara


They’re [England] number two in the world now and have played excellent cricket of late, and I think both sides match up particularly well.


If you play cricket for India, money is bound to come, and with IPL in and match money of the Ranji trophy, I think money is there. There’s no good reason why you should not work hard because, at the end of the day, you want to play for your country. – Mahendra Singh Dhoni




Sometimes people think it’s like Polo, played on horseback, and I remember one guy thought it was a game involving insects. – Clayton Lambert

The era of playing aggressive cricket and to have the mid-on up is gone. You now try to read the mindset of a batsman. – Mahendra Singh Dhoni


There is an element of mystique to the radio, and I often listen to cricket commentary on radio, especially when one is stuck in a traffic jam.


I just want to continue the way I am going. – Sachin Tendulkar


I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do. SHAHRUKH KHAN


It was borne out of World Series Cricket and it’s almost an institution in world cricket, so from that point of view, everyone understands and knows very well what a big event it is.


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


England has no McGrathish bowlers, there are hardly any McGrathish bowlers, except for [Glenn] McGrath.  – Stuart Law


Cricket more than any other game is inclined towards sentimentalism and cant.  – Neville Cardus


I was given the 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.


I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.  – Sachin Tendulkar

Gentlemen, he is the best batsman I have seen in my life. And unlike most of you, I have seen Bradman bat. — John Woodcock


It was knocked on the head quite sternly by most of the captains at the (International Cricket Council) captains meeting in Sydney a couple of weeks ago


Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginary balls in the dark; I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels. No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game, especially this one. – Harold Larwood


There’s nothing like the sound of flesh on leather to get a cricket match going.  – Geoff Lawson


Cricket now is definitely a professional sport. – Glenn McGrath


I am not the only intense or intellectual cricketer. I played with other cricketers who could be pretty intense and intellectual.


I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream. – Sachin Tendulkar


Even if my grandchildren don’t remember the fact that I scored 10,000 runs in One Day and Test cricket, they will surely remember the fact that I was a teammate of Sachin Tendulkar. — Rahul Dravid


Hence, I shall try to go to England and play county cricket for six to eight weeks.


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

For any budding cricketers listening, do you have any superstitious routines before an innings, like putting one pad on first and then the other one?  – Tony Lewis


One-day cricket is an exhibition. Test cricket is an examination. – Henry Blofeld


In a cricket career, your life is in some ways controlled for you. You have no control over schedules, you have no control about where you want to play, you don’t have control over that as a cricketer.


At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match. – Sachin Tendulkar


You get him out and half the battle is won. — Arjuna Ranatunga


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Cricket is basically baseball on valium. – Robin Williams


If I’ve to bowl to Sachin [Tendulkar], I’ll bowl with a helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.  – Dennis Lillee


A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman. – Prince Philip

I think credibility, irrespective of what you do, if you are in public life, then it is important.


I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket. – Sachin Tendulkar


I’m fortunate that I’ve to bowl to him only in the nets.  — Anil Kumble


I had said then that it was the biggest upset in the history of cricket. I can’t say for sure whether that is true but it definitely has been the biggest disappointment for me.


The hallmark of a great captain is his ability to win the toss at the right time. – Richie Benaud


I am what I am. I have not deliberately built an image for myself.


I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.  – Sachin Tendulkar


Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially if you’ve got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-meter-wide bat. — Mike Hussey

It’s an extremely sad day for Australian cricket.


A wicket could always fall in this game, literally at any time. – Trevor Bailey


You won’t see a Sreesanth batting like a Don Bradman just because he wants to bat like one.


If Destiny throws a stone at you, don’t let it become a millstone. Make it into a milestone. – Sachin Tendulkar


I never get tired of umpiring whenever Sachin is at the crease.  — Rudy Koertzen


I’m at a loss for words. That is my best moment in cricket by far.


Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.  – Amit Ray


Now when I look at the mirror, I can see a lot of grey beards.

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


He is a perfectly balanced batsman and knows perfectly well when to attack and when to play defensive cricket. He has developed the ability to treat bowlers all over the world with contempt and can destroy any attack with the utmost ease. – Greg Chappell


When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well. – Sachin Tendulkar


They should start at the very top when assessing what went wrong in England. Cricket Australia executives, the coach, the manager, the captain, and support staff must be all held accountable for this disaster.


May Cricket continue to flourish and spread its wings. The world can only be richer for it. – Sir Don Bradman


Usually I don’t drink. I don’t get hangovers.


If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicized? I have values I inherited from my father. He helped many. Anyone, even a postman knocking on our door would get a glass of water and some sweets.


Technically, you can’t fault Sachin. Seam or spin, fast or slow nothing is a problem. – Geoffrey Boycott

There is a widely held and quite erroneously held belief that Cricket is just another game. – Prince Philip


Frankly speaking, I don’t understand Duckworth-Lewis. I just wait for the umpire’s decision.


There are a few players who don’t like to think about the game. – Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin was so focused. He never looked like getting out. He was batting with single-minded devotion. It was truly remarkable. It was a lesson.  – Martina Navratilova


Tendulkar is to Cricket what Michael Jordan is to basketball and Muhammad Ali to boxing. – Brian Lara


Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem. –  Sachin Tendulkar


You [media] change my girlfriends every two days. Please let one continue for some time.


The key to handling pressure situations like these is to keep yourself steady, follow your instincts, and think clearly.  – Sachin Tendulkar


The archives recall not one single incriminating incident, not one drunken escapade, not one reported affair, not one spat with a team-mate or reporter… is he human?  – Michael Atherton


Before I start I should say I read an article by you [Shastri] in Cricinfo. You’d said Australia were the favorites. Today I think me and the boys, we proved you wrong.

From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot. – Sachin Tendulkar


The thing I like the most about Sachin is his intensity. After being in the game for so long, he still has the same desire to do well for India in any international match. I tell you what, this man is a legend.  – Sourav Ganguly


As a kid, I loved John McEnroe. They called me Mac because, while everyone else liked Borg, I was crazy about McEnroe. I tried wearing headbands and sweatbands and whooping at people. It didn’t quite work. – Sachin Tendulkar


The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility – all make for a one-in-a-billion individual. – Glenn McGrath


Lara’s done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh. Sachin Tendulkar


When we used to play, we thought no one can break Sunil Gavaskar’s record. No one could think about 50 Test centuries at that time. This is certainly a big knock under the circumstances, better than the 200s and 300s. – Kapil Dev


The Australian tour was good for us; it was ideal preparation for us. – Sachin Tendulkar


He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back. — Ravi Shastri


When I was 15, I started playing first-class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it’s been great.

He exists where we can’t. — Ajay Jadeja


New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori is a very good bowler. – Sachin Tendulkar


There is no better sight on the cricket field than watching Tendulkar bat.  — Harsha Bhogle


It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it. – Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin is the most complete batsman I have ever seen.  — RICKY PONTING


I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches. -Sachin Tendulkar


At the start of my career, when I used to toss and turn at night, I was fighting that feeling and wanting to go to sleep. Now I know that’s normal, so I’ll just get up and watch TV or something. I know it’s just my subconscious mind getting ready for a game.  -Sachin Tendulkar

In Crickets, the echoes of Inspirational crickets Quotes remind us of the sport’s substance. Through the words of cricket legends, we learn about determination, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence. Let these Inspirational crickets Quotes be your guiding stars on the field and beyond.

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