Ian Botham Quotes
Born: November 24, 1955
The most famous cricketers are too big to play county cricket.
You wouldn't see those sorts of decisions given in village cricket, let alone Test cricket. The England players have my sympathy.
I want to stress again one aspect of the game which is most important. Never argue with an umpire.
Cricket is full of theorists who can ruin your game in no time.
For many sportsmen, coming face to face with irrefutable evidence of their mortality is the moment they dread above all others.
If you're playing against the Australians, you don't walk.
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.
Genghis Khan was a fascinating man and way ahead of his time.
I think I'd struggle to get excited by synchronised swimming.
I'm not a great one for looking back.
Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions
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
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
There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes
To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport
I watched children dying. That will be the image that will stay with me
A few years ago England would have struggled to beat the Eskimos
If I'd done a quarter of the things of which I'm accused, I'd be pickled in alcohol, I'd be a registered drug addict and would have sired half the children in the world's cricket-playing countries
I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad.
All people seem to want to talk about is the current Ashes series, and whether England are going to reverse the trend of recent series.