51 Total Quotes

Shane Warne Quotes

I think he'll be fine because he's a champion, ... In these situations champions come to the top and if he can get the ball down to the other end then I think he'll play - he wouldn't let himself or the team down by saying he's right when he's not.
Shane Warne
#Champion

[But England have not achieved greatness yet, nor Australia not lost this test of character.] I think we have come though pretty well in tough situations, ... We batted against the wall and made 379.
Shane Warne
#Character

Even though we are the home side, the pressure will be on England. I can't remember how long it is since they reached the final of a leading tournament, so there will be so much expectation on them now.
Shane Warne
#England

But it's very hard being on the road. It's very lonely.
Shane Warne
#Lonely

I wasn't that happy with the way I bowled, I struggled for rhythm, I even bowled a few no-balls and things like that.
Shane Warne
#Balls

All Graeme Smith did was say some ridiculous stuff.
Shane Warne
#Ridiculous

I've obviously got a psychological advantage being a spinner against those guys, with the record that I've got against South Africa. If they want to juice [the wicket] up and negate me, I'll take my 0 for 40 and we win in three days. That means a series win and a couple of days of golf. I'll take it every time.
Shane Warne
#Advantage

South Africa showed a lot of fight out there, and in the end we probably wanted it just a little more.
Shane Warne
#Africa

The one thing about South Africa over all the years we have been playing with them is they have a lot of discipline with their batting and bowling. That's one of their strengths. Their weakness is they don't have much imagination or variety in their attack. There is not a lot of imagination with their captaincy.
Shane Warne
#Africa

I think Cameron is a future Australian Test player, provided he sticks to the way he plays and doesn't try to be someone different.
Shane Warne
#Future

For the first time, it will be us chasing England.
Shane Warne
#England

For the first time it will be us chasing England and it is a different mindset. England will have to come to Australia and try to retain them.
Shane Warne
#England

I must have said it 14 000 times. I have retired and I have no aspirations to return.
Shane Warne
#Aspirations

I think they will be disappointed they are not 2-1 up. I think the pressure is on England and not Australia. At the end of the day, they have to win. We only have to win one (of the last two tests).
Shane Warne
#England

He should worry about getting a good wicket and keeping quiet.
Shane Warne
#Worry

Criticism is never nice, but you accept it because it comes with the territory. Stories that are completely unsubstantiated and untrue are another matter,
Shane Warne
#Criticism

Where it came from I don't know. But if people are trying to unsettle me personally and the team all together through the newspapers, it won't work. We'll be looking into this article in particular and taking it from there.
Shane Warne
#People

I think he lives in such a rarified bubble these days, he doesn't understand what reality is any more.
Shane Warne
#Reality

If you're doing well it doesn't matter how old you are, ... There was all that stuff at the beginning of the series about how we wouldn't be able to stand up to back-to-back Tests. I'm the oldest in the side and I've done OK so that's rubbish.
Shane Warne
#Beginning

At the moment my kids are the most important thing to me,
Shane Warne
#Kids

If we can keep this side together and the boys continue to play the way they have - and a couple of our young players start to make some runs - we'll be as good as anyone around.
Shane Warne
#Boys

It is definitely on my mind but, if it doesn't happen, I will still be happy if we win and I take a few wickets along the way.
Shane Warne
#Mind

I enjoyed living in England but I have to weigh up the whole package, the travel and so on,
Shane Warne
#England

There are two ways of looking at it, like a heavyweight title fight if Bangladesh beat Australia in a one-day game they'd be the best side in the world,
Shane Warne
#Australia

This ground has special memories for me. I have never lost a Test match here and there have been some pretty special individual moments for me here as well,
Shane Warne
#Memories

Shane needs constant support, encouragement and reassurance that he is the man. He loves to be loved.
Shane Warne
#Encouragement

Whatever it is, the pressure or wanting it too much, I don't know.
Shane Warne
#Pressure

The one thing I'll remember from this series is the way it's been played and the spirit it's been played in.
Shane Warne
#Spirit

Gamesmanship, banter, trash talk, sledging... whatever you call it, has been part of cricket for a long time. We will play hard to win and anybody who plays us will be tested both physically and mentally. If they aren't up to it, we'll win easily.
Shane Warne
#Cricket

[Nor, he tried to insist, would the series' epic quality.] If we don't win I won't enjoy it, ... As a Test cricketer - and I've played 120-odd [126] - the series you remember are the close ones. A two-day Test against Zimbabwe or Bangladesh is not that enjoyable. Going to India and being tested in their conditions, playing South Africa, playing England the way they are playing now - they are the series people remember. As players you want to be tested. You don't want easy games. At the moment everybody is being tested. A Test match is a test of your technique, your patience, a test of everything about you.
Shane Warne
#Quality