Cricket is full of theorists who can ruin your game in no time.
I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for.
I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
I want to stress again one aspect of the game which is most important. Never argue with an umpire.
I watched children dying. That will be the image that will stay with me.
I’m not a great one for looking back.
If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that’s got to be good, hasn’t it?
Retiring for good wasn’t difficult. I knew at the time it was right. I was no longer capable of achieving the standards I’d set myself and there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions.
The people in the villages had turned in on themselves. You can understand it. When you have a bad day on the field, what do you do? Talk to your teammates.
The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better.
There are times when you feel you simply can’t go on.
There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
There will be no politics, no ifs and buts; if we see something and feel that work needs to be done, we will get people here we can rely on and ensure it is done in the same thorough way as our other projects.
To me, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport.
What’s happened has happened, so what can we do to make it better for tomorrow and the day after? That’s why we’re here.
You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people’s lives.