One can't feel old in a day or overnight!
— Kapil Dev
The West Indians and Pakistanis play one-day cricket so well because they play for English counties.
If your work becomes a source of enjoyment and a challenge, it will never seem like work - it will be fun. If you ever feel that your work is a burden, there is no point carrying on with it.
I think pride is more important sometimes than making money.
I am not too intelligent.
When you take risks and things don't go your way, you can be heavily criticised by the media.
If you are playing on a turning wicket, toss plays an important role. The team that wins the toss gets an opportunity to play on the fresh wicket. You should always prepare the wicket as per team's strength. But a rank turner might backfire.
People never expected a boy from a small town to have a life like I did.
I always breathe cricket.
Speed can't always get you wickets.
It isn't easy being a celebrity cricketer in India.
The biggest test for any cricketer in England is the weather.
Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling.
Sports is my passion.
Though teenagers are generally very interested in sports, they must realise that education is the most important thing in their lives. They must find the right balance.
There is inspiration all around us.
I used to hate any batsman who would not get out in my deliveries.
Cricket has become more popular, not me... When the game grows, those who've played it also 'grow.'
Test cricket is a different sort of cricket altogether. Some players who are good for one-day cricket may be a handicap in a Test match.
Spirituality lies in what you do and how you do it and not what result you get.
Every person gets negative things, they learn from those negative things, and you become a positive person.
As an Indian, I would like to back my government.
It is always nice when you are honoured. The Lifetime award makes me feel old. I am only 55.
When you have to work, work with a smile.
When I was a boy, cricket was very, very English. Anyone who spoke English and anyone from a big town could play. And that was it.
The next generation has always been and will be better than the previous one. If it is not, then the world would not be moving forward.
Selectors can't please everyone, but I am OK if they are working for the benefit of Indian cricket. It's an administrative decision to appoint a selection committee, and I would like to let them do their job.
I don't look into negative things. Go past mistakes and look forward.
I have great respect for Jaypee Greens as a company that has produced a truly world class, 24-carat, championship golf course. I am happy to be associated with a company with such outstanding qualities.
I have played cricket on my own terms.
I never said, 'I wouldn't help a cricketer if he approaches me.'
I was a naughty kid. Teachers did not like me much.
Maybe a day will come when we may have to just put on a pair of glasses and see sports events.
As I enter a new phase of life and my circle broadens, I start learning new things.
The hunger to win must not die... The appetite has to remain big.
In the long run, I believe that honesty is definitely the best policy. One can get away by being dishonest for a short term, but ultimately, honesty is what pays.
People often ask me whether I believe in God. I haven't seen God. But I think that one's beliefs are one's God - and, in those terms, yes, God is there.
Sports should not become routine. It should be about passion.
I feel that World Cup cricket should be played like football in which all the 160 countries take part. If only a handful of countries are going to keep on playing in the World Cup without making the game popular, I will be a sad man.
If you have two good off spinners, what is the problem in playing both of them.
When you are growing up, everyone will help you. When you reach the top, everyone will start pulling you down. The same people who help you will be the same people who try to pull you down.
My best wishes are with Indian cricket in general. I wish each one of our cricketers success at the international and domestic level.
As a sportsman, my aim was to help sportspersons grow. The idea is to see what is good for sport rather than what's good for individuals.
I wasn't a ladies' man.
Certain cricketers are meant to play Test cricket.
All artists are crazy.
No cricket should be played for at least a month anywhere in the world after a World Cup.
If I can teach cricket overseas, why wouldn't I do so in my own country?
All you have to do is to dream big and try to fulfil it.
If you play good cricket, a lot of bad things get hidden.