“Everyone’s an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.”
—Dr. George Sheehan, physician, author, and runner.
“The husband’s condition at home is like an air-conditioner. How much ever noise outside, inside the house, cool, silent and remote-controlled.”
“An Olympic medal is a happy by-product of a purposefully designed programme that begins in school. Starting, therefore, with an objective of winning medals is holding the wrong end of the stick. By thinking about winning medals first, we will never build a system that naturally and continually throws up great athletes.”
”Should I look across the net and believe the person across the net deserves it more? This mentality is not how champions are made. I’d like to be a champion, in particular this year.The mentality I walk on court with is: I deserve this.”
“I remember telling Rahul many years ago, `Rahul, do any thing, don’t marry a fan’. You must have someone who’ll tell you when you are do ing something wrong. That you were arrogant that day. You were insensitive that day. But if you mar ry a fan, who’s going to tell you that? “
“When it comes to Test cricket, like the purity of its concept, what is also needed is purity of skill. Hence, a pure batsman or a pure bowler is precious, because he has focused on only one skill all his life, so he is very good at it.”
”Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.”
—Billie Jean King.
”I always say to people that you have never seen the best of me, and that’s what I mean – I’ve never been fully fit.”
“Long distance running is like business. Training in the last quarter is what is important; history is history, which the mind and body soon forget.”