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" Because I knew I had got success at Ranji level, I was confident I would get some success in international cricket too. "
" I have never hidden my injury before, or fitness problems. Even my shoulder operation was planned after consulting the then coach Gary Kirsten and skipper MS Dhoni. "
" If you know your game, you can handle pressure; you can handle any kind of situation, back yourself, and play your own game and get success. "
" I always tell myself to bat the full day, and if there is a ball to be hit, just hit it. "
" Cricketers are worried about their milestones, worried that they should score 5000-10,000 Test runs, but I am not fussy. "
" I try to hit the ball along the ground, especially against fast bowlers. I also like the bat to come down in the right position and check if my body position is correct. If I'm really watching the ball carefully, then automatically I'm in a good position to hit it down the ground. "
" Fitness has nothing to do with age. "
" When I was growing up, we would play a 10-over or 15-over game, and the asking-rate would always be high, and I would end up scoring 30 or 40 runs in 15 balls, so I built that mindset right from the beginning and still continue to bat in the same manner. "
" When a person becomes satisfied, he doesn't run after things, doesn't worry about it, and doesn't make efforts. "
" Many stories come from the dressing room that one doesn't speak when you are playing but can do once retired. "
" When I faced the likes of Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee for the first time, I had a little bit of fear in my mind. My thoughts were, 'Would I be able to face them? Would I be able to play them? Would I be able to hit boundaries?' There were so many questions and fear, also, that if the ball didn't hit my bat, it might hit me on the body. "
" One should always be happy, irrespective of what you achieve in a match or in life. That's how I live my life. "
" The most important thing for any athlete is to know his ability. If you know your ability and have even a little bit of a strong mindset, you can get success, because your ability takes you to success. "
" I batted with contact lenses in the IPL while playing for Delhi Daredevils. I wasn't picking the ball early. So I went back to the glasses. "
" I curse myself if I get out without making a 100 after crossing 40. "
" When I began my life journey, we'd survive on Rs 500 a month as a family. As time passed and I started playing for the country, this Rs 500 multiplied manifold, but it was not the money that mattered: it was the fact that I was fulfilling my ambition of playing cricket on the highest platform, representing my country. "
" As for my batting, the best part about it is I have never changed it. I have never changed my thinking, I have never changed my batting style. "
" April 2nd is a memorable moment of my cricketing career. "
" Every player has his own mantra of working on his physique. "
" I have a gym at home where I do weight training as well as cardio. I love doing bench press but cannot share information on how much weight I lift. I also practise Yoga. My guru Sadhguru taught me different kriyas like Surya Namaskar, which I do for my personal well being. "
" To participate in a World Cup is a great honour and achievement. I've played in three World Cups. The whole world watches you during a World Cup and expects you to play innings to win games for your country. "
" In my view, if you have good or bad technique, it doesn't matter. But you will survive if you can adjust your game at international level, you are mentally strong, you know your strengths and how to score runs. "
" We never thought that there would be another Sachin Tendulkar. But Virat Kohli has changed this mindset. I think Virat can surpass Tendulkar's records. "
" Does it make a difference if I score 8000 or 10,000 runs in Test cricket? Not in anybody's life. "
" I was scared of facing only one bowler - that was Muttiah Muralitharan. "