There are a few players who don’t like to think about the game.
Shoaib Akhtar has been playing for 5, 6 years and is an experienced bowler.
Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs.
Lara’s done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
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.
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.
Wasim and Waqar were amazing bowlers. I would put them right up there with the best in the world.
It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it.
But eventually it is a game of cricket.
I’m really focusing now on how I can get to the next level as a batsman. How can I get even more competitive? How can I get even more consistent? How can I get better?
I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him 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.
From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot.
New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori is a very good bowler.
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.
I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.