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“i haVe Mellowed as i’Ve got older. It was mainly cricket that I used to be emotional about, especially as a batsman, because it’s such a frustrating game. There is still the odd thing that gets me angry. I throw the odd golf club. It’s things that I can’t work out after trying my hardest. I’ll be on the driving range hitting them straight down the middle, and then duck-hook it left out of bounds on the first tee. The club tends to go further than the ball.”

games around the country, we drive around a bit, staying in hotels and whatever. I always park up and can’t get out. Then I do my tyre in going over a curb. I just have a nightmare.”

“i’M probably happiest at hoMe on a day off with an Only FOOls and HOrses dVd on and some cheese on toast

for lunch, not thinking about or having anything to do with the game of cricket.”

“now i haVe kids, a glass of wine is a guilt y pleasure. When we’ve had arguments about homework and

Xbox and the kids have had their bath, cleaned their teeth, done their reading and are tucked up in bed, I’ll pour myself a glass of chardonnay at around 8pm. I know it’s not good for you, but it just needs to happen.”

“not that i’Ve stopped playing and i see how Much cricke t Means to people, how much they spend on coming

and how excited my boys get about it. But I’d change the way teams drift through the over rate and wander off. It’s so easily done as a player, because you play so much. When you get asked if you want to go off, you say: ‘Yeah. We’ll have tea and a biscuit.’ You’re forgetting little Johnny has waited all week to watch you.”

“i do a bit of training. It’s odd – when you’re playing and

you’re stressed, you tend not to go to the gym. Now I’ve got time on my hands, I’ll try to get out of the hotel room and get on the bike or whatever. Working with Sky and having the abundance of wine, curries and beer, you would end up the size of a house if you didn’t at least try to look after yourself.”

Corey Brickley

“in opponents, i Most adMired willingness to win froM any situation. That was the greatest thing about Shane

Warne. Everyone talks about his talent, feistiness and ability. Really, Shane’s greatest asset was his combative nature. When England got 551 in Adelaide in 2006, Warne walked in the dressing room and said: ‘Come on boys, we can still win from here.’ There he was on the fifth day, bowling England out and taking Australia to victory.”

Nasser Hussain was speaking at Lord’s, The Home of Cricket. Regular tours are available of Lord’s, one of London’s most iconic sporting venues. Find out more at tours.lords.org

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