25 Inspirational Graeme Smith Quotes

25 Inspirational Graeme Smith Quotes

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Graeme Craig Smith is a South African cricket commentator and former cricketer, who played for South Africa in all formats. In 2003, he was appointed captain of the national team, taking over from Shaun Pollock. He held the position of test captain until his retirement in 2014.

Inspirational Graeme Smith Quotes:

 

1. “We have come here a little bit more open and enthusiastic, and open to advice and to see things. We have really enjoyed ourselves here. We are as best prepared as we can be.” Graeme Smith

 

2. “If we’d taken our opportunities, things could have been really different. Both guys we put down in the first innings went on to make hundreds.” Graeme Smith

 

3. “From a personal point of view, I think that is the only real disappointment not scoring as many runs as I know I can get and what I am capable of.” Graeme Smith

 

4. “We’ve always wanted to play positive, winning cricket, and if we can win this series, it means we can put a tick against this summer.” Graeme Smith

 

5. “When we get back home in front of our supporters, we’re going to be playing for a win. We’re going to back ourselves, we’re going to be confident, we’re going to stand up and we’re not going to back down.” Graeme Smith

 

6. “To play 12 one-day games in a competition can get a little bit much, and they need to re-look at that if they are going to have a triangular competition again.” Graeme Smith

 

7. “I stole a shirt off Jacques (Kallis) and a pullover off Harry (Paul Harris) that still had his hamburger stain on the front left side of it.” Graeme Smith

 

8. “The whole team wanted to be positive and wanted to go for a win. Cricket needs positive games. It doesn’t need teams batting out and drawing games. For us, as a team moving forward, we’re young and we need to be positive. To set a declaration and to try to go for a win was in our minds the only way to play. The negative option never came in.” Graeme Smith

 

9. “Tendulkar is a world class player and a great ambassador for the game. As a youngster I watched the games and that’s where all my dreams started. You watch Tendulkar on TV and you think that I want to be like that one day” ~ Graeme Smith

 

10. “He’s a high-risk bowler. There are going to be days when he goes for runs but he does create opportunities and that’s what we are looking for. His role is to run in and be quick. I wouldn’t like to see him out of the team.” Graeme Smith

 

11. “Ricky seems to be more of a nice team environment, with everyone contributing. Everyone is going to do it their way. Ricky is trying too hard to find his own way of captaining.” Graeme Smith

 

12. “He was unbelievable, he got the ball to move both ways and he was consistent. He has wonderful potential.” Graeme Smith

 

13. “When I was asked to write a message for your brochure I gladly accepted as I remember my first school tour of England was Wales. The experience proved extremely useful in my development of a cricketer.” Graeme Smith

 

14. “We know he’s important to their attack. We’ve discussed a few things about him and we haven’t just coped with him, we’ve dominated him at key stages.” Graeme Smith

 

15. “To play someone for four or five months definitely takes its toll, it’s like Groundhog Day some times.” Graeme Smith

 

16. “We’re 1-0 up in the series. We were forced into being defensive and getting through this game and that’s what we did.” Graeme Smith

 

17. “We need to look at the wicket. We brought him out as an option. We need to decide which way to go. Whether to play Nicky or him, or both of them.” Graeme Smith

 

18. “Obviously, Jacques gives us another bowling option, and he’ll (also) give us a lot of stability somewhere in the batting order.” Graeme Smith

 

19. “The players really long for a rest of only 10 days.” Graeme Smith

 

20. “I’m a key batter in the side more than anything else, and from my point of view that’s disappointing, I’ve got a lot of starts.” Graeme Smith

 

21. “If anything, they (Australia) have been under more pressure than us going into this test match.” Graeme Smith

 

22. “Ricky seems to be more of a nice team environment, with everyone contributing. Everyone is going to do it their way. Ricky is trying too hard to find his own way of captaining.” Graeme Smith

 

23. “Everyone in the whole team wanted to be positive this morning and go for a win. Cricket itself needs positive games. It doesn’t need teams batting out and drawing games.” Graeme Smith

 

24. “The boys are confident but the feet are still firmly on the ground.” Graeme Smith

 

25. “When I was asked to write a message for your brochure I gladly accepted as I remember my first school tour of England was Wales. The experience proved extremely useful in my development of a cricketer.” Graeme Smith


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