• And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
  • At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
  • Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan.
  • Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem.
  • But it is not fair to blame a particular individual in a team comprising 11 members.
  • From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot.
  • I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.
  • I didn’t want to prove a point, because bowlers always want to make a statement and my job is to go out and score runs for India.
  • 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.
  • I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.]
  • I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.
  • I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
  • I myself want to learn to play the guitar because I just love music and I want to learn to play at least one good musical instrument.
  • 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.
  • I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.
  • Imran Khan did not become Imran Khan overnight. He worked hard to become a legend.
  • Lara’s done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
  • Wasim and Waqar were amazing bowlers. I would put them right up there with the best in the world.