Cricket Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cricket quotes, cricket sayings, and cricket proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


No cricket team in the world depends on one or two players. The team always plays to win.

Virat Kohli

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

Gautam Gambhir

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.

Robin Williams

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

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.     

Richie Benaud

It cricket requires one to assume such indecent postures.

Oscar Wilde

The Test cricket we've played over the last few weeks has been of a very high standard.

Ricky Ponting

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

Edmund Blunden

Cricket is an international game which is played by a diverse range of cultures and communities. Respect for each other is a key component of the game and racist comments have no place in cricket.     

Malcolm Speed

Cricket is an art. Like all arts it has a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism.     

C.L.R. James

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

A good cricketer never loses his nerve. He just bats on!     

Anthony T. Hincks

In cricket, you have a sense of sport as it should be played by people who respect each other. They fought fiercely but they were friends.

Peter Kellne

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

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

Ian Botham

One-day cricket is an exhibition. Test cricket is an examination.     

Henry Blofeld

Cricket now is definitely a professional sport.     

Glenn McGrath

Cricket is battle and service and sport and art

Douglas Jardine

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

Viv Richards

Cricket is not illegal, for it is a manly game.

Queen Anne

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

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

Neville Cardus

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

Imran Khan

Cricket a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.

Benjamin Mancroft

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

Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three metre wide bat.     

Michael Hussey

When you play test cricket, you don't give the Englishmen an inch. Play it tough, all the way. Grind them into the dust.     

Donald Bradman

Only cricket can make a moment like this so confusing and messed up. Common sense please.

Dave Forrest

The cricket's gone, we only hear machines In erg and atom they exact their pay. And life is largely lived on silver screens.

David McCord

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

Neville Cardus