Shane Warne quotes - Quotes from and about the Australian spin king
"That was unplayable, just like the Spice Girls."
"I'll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He was unstoppable. I don't think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player."
"You can fry an egg on his (South Africa captain Graeme Smith's) face within two minutes."
"I could be an all-rounder - if I could bowl…"
Shane Warne responding to the claim that he put on two stone in weight during one summer of league cricket in England: "It's simply not true: I put on close to 3 1/2 stone. I came over 81kg and was just off 100kg when I came back...I drank every night and ate absolute rubbish for six months"
"My diet is still pizzas, chips, toasted cheese sandwiches & milkshakes. I have the occasional six-week burst where I stick to fruit & cereal: it b****y kills me."
"Hey beautiful, I'm just talking to my kids,
the back door's open."
"I'm not going to be Adolf
Warne or anything like that - I'll always be Shane Warne."
"It was a waste of time. The boot camp was a
different way to reinforce the same things. My way would have been to
lock us all up in a pub."
"I'm not a big fan of John Buchanan (former Aussie coach). I didn't think he was a very good coach. What was his role? How could he teach someone to play a cover-drive? How could he teach me to bowl? Some people thought he was fantastic and didn't get enough credit - I found that hard to believe
"We had to listen to his verbal diarrhoea
all the time. He is just a goose and has no idea and lacks common
"Jeez, that's going to be bad"
"Do you wake up in the middle of the night
thinking you might have dropped the Ashes? I have got Herschelle Gibbs'
phone number here if you want some counselling."
"Shane Warne's idea of a balanced diet is a cheeseburger in each hand." Ian Healy.
If he's not talking about the flipper it's the zooter, the slider, or the wrong'un. He'll shortly start working on a ball that loops the loop, disappears down his trouser leg, and whistles 'Waltzing Matilda' before rattling into the stumps" - Martin Johnson.
"Shane, with your, er, sorry Shane."
"Warne managed to settle numerous scores in the construction of his list and the only surprise was his mother was not ranked a few places ahead of his former captain."
Peter Roebuck on why Shane Warne ranked Steve Waugh at No. 26 in his list of fifty best cricketers.
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