We’ve collected the best Jonathan Agnew Quotes. Use them as an inspiration.
I was a professional cricketer from 16.
Stuart Broad’s 400th Test wicket did not come the way he would have wanted – Tom Latham chipped the ball to mid-wicket – but he will take it nonetheless. It is a fantastic achievement.
A good commentator is someone who obviously people like listening to, who gets the blend between description, entertainment and accuracy of conveying the event right. If you can do that in an interesting way, you are a good commentator.
Without ambition, drive and the willingness to make sacrifices, I don’t think you get anywhere.
Call me traditional, but Test cricket is the most important thing.
Being a stepfather is a huge challenge.
When you know that batting will be tough, that the ball might move around and your technique will be tested, you have to make sure that you don’t give the bowlers any more advantages.
For me, Test cricket at its best is all about ebb and flow of initiative, and it’s always a fascinating moment of the match for me when one sides snatches it from the other.
My relationship with my kids is the one sad area of my life.
It’s an interesting education to listen to cricket commentary when you’re not at the game. When you’re there, which is most of the time for me, it flows over you. But when you’re not there, you look at it in a slightly different way. You pick up things.
By empowering players – not just players, but grown men – to think for themselves outside of the game, you hope that they will be more likely to adapt to a situation and seize the moment in a sporting contest.
It is nothing new for the management of an international cricket team to wrestle with the amount of freedom afforded to players.
The art of coaching is to give a player freedom to bring out his talent. It is the player’s responsibility for what happens once they are on the pitch.
Players like Alastair Cook do not come around very often. To play for so long and achieve so much says everything about his fitness, concentration, discipline and skill.
I very rarely watch any television at all.
It’s easy to throw mud at coaches because we don’t see – nor often understand – everything they do.