As happens with sports and hobbies, his enjoyment was solemnized by expertise, the rites of comparing, collating, a half-deliberate parody of scholarship like the recitation of batting averages.
Bodyline was devised to stifle Bradman's batting genius. They said I was a'killer with the ball', without taking into account that Bradman, with the bat, was the greatest killer of all.Harold Larwood
He turned the old one-stringed instrument into a many- chorded lyre? W.G. discovered batting; he turned its many narrow straight channels into one great winding river.Prince Ranjitsinhji
I suppose that even the most pleasurable of imaginable occupations, that of batting baseballs through the windows of the RCA Building, would pall a little as the days ran on.
Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat.
He was batting with single-minded devotion. It was truly remarkable. It was a lesson .