Top 8 Quotes from Exciting Cricket Speakers Available to Book

Cricket is a celebration of focus, discipline and teamwork, with some of the most successful teams operating like a well-oiled machine.

In this article, we take a look at the top cricket quotes from the sport’s most successful players, to gain an insight into the winning mindset that made them stand out from the competition.


Top cricketers like Graham Swann are available to book for your after dinner or sports event.

Whether they are discussing their greatest moments in the sport or supplying a toolbox of skills essential for corporate success, these cricket speakers are the perfect special guests at events. No strangers to the limelight, their natural confidence on stage resonates with audiences, while their strategies for high-performance teams is truly transformative.

Read our top pick of insightful cricket quotes, below:

Henry Blofeld OBE

“One-day cricket is an exhibition. Test cricket is an examination.”

Henry Blofeld OBE is widely considered to be one of the most famous voices in the sport. The pundit spent a large portion of his career working with the BBC, commenting on countless Test Matches.

A testament to Henry’s reputation in the sport, he has built an international reputation for his knowledge of cricket and entertaining presenting style. When booked for events, he supplies the same charm and wit that shone through in his commentating.

Sir Ian Botham

“Cricket is full of theorists who can ruin your game in no time.”

Sir Ian Botham is one of England’s greatest all-rounders. Awarded both Young Cricketer of the Year and Wisden Cricketer of the Year, Ian went on to thrive in commentating roles, using his first-hand knowledge to analyse live games.

On the international stage, he played in three ICC Cricket World Cups and scored over 7,000 runs in both Test and One Day International Cricket. Ian’s extensive knowledge of peak performance enlightens audiences at events.

Virat Kohli

“The joy of doing well as a batsman for your country is much more than that little joy of going for a party and enjoying music. It is a completely different high, and I get high by performances. That’s what I enjoy now.”

Indian international cricketer, Virat Kohli, is one of the most formidable batsmen in the world. Having played in both the Indian Premier League and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, his extensive experience as a player and a World Cup captain makes Virat the perfect after dinner speaker.

Virat was named in Time’s 2018 100 Most Influential People in the World, a testament to his global popularity. When booked for events, such popularity leaves cricket fans star struck, and eager to hear his story first-hand.

Graham Gooch OBE

"The key for any batsmen is to play the ball, and not the wicket.”

With 44,846 First Class runs and 22,211 List A runs, Graham Gooch OBE is known to be one of the top-flight batsmen in the history of cricket. He predominantly played for Essex County Cricket Club, winning several County Championships.

Graham was also an integral figure of England’s Test Cricket team, thanks to his formidable talent on the pitch. When booked for events, this charismatic speaker recounts his incredibly successful cricket career, entertaining audiences all speech long.

MS Dhoni

“You don’t play for the crowd, you play for the country.”

Captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, MS Dhoni is one of the most impressive players of his generation. The attacking middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper is an icon of the sport, internationally renowned to be among some of the best wicket-keepers.

MS was only able to achieve such accolades with determination, and perseverance, skills which he discusses as a speaker. Audiences receive a first-hand review of cricket’s greatest moments with MS Dhoni.

Wasim Akram

“First of all, convince yourself that you are the best because the rest of your life is going to go proving this to others.”

If there is one thing that Wasim Akram is known for in the world of cricket, it is his reverse swing. An icon of innovation, he has since carved a respectable punditry career, which allows Wasim to share even more of his cricketing know-how.

Whether he is commentating at live games or entertaining audiences across the globe, Wasim often recounts how he achieved almost 15,000 runs over the course of his career, sharing with audiences the secrets to optimum cricket performance.

Shane Warne

“Never give up; just absolutely never give up.”

Shane Warne, cited to be one of the greatest spinners of all time, is an iconic cricketer. His record-breaking career has led him to compete all over the world, and become one of only two bowlers to take over 1,000 wickets in International cricket.

When you book a cricketing icon like Shane for your event, you will receive a guided tour of the thrilling game, led by a true legend in the sport. A joy to witness present live, Shane commands audiences of all sizes.

Sourav Ganguly

“Every morning I woke up, I believed that I could score runs for India.”

Former cricketer and captain, Sourav Ganguly, was a pinnacle figure in India’s national team. Over the course of his successful career, he earned the title God of the Off Side, in recognition of his formidable stroke play square of the wicket, as well as through the covers.

As one of the sport’s greatest batsmen, a cricket speaker like Sourav is sure to leave audiences starstruck, ensuring the success of your event. He was one of India’s most successful captains, a testament to Sourav’s valuable leadership skills.

Book a Cricket Speaker

To book an after dinner cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Cricket Speakers agency by filling in our online contact form. Alternatively, call a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

Sources: Scroll Droll, The Full Toss