If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game.
Enjoy the game, chase your dreams because dreams do come true:
Everyone at home was very supportive, but my father always said that all he wanted me to do was give it my best effort without worrying about the results.
When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.
Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem.
Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit of a history regarding Pakistan.
I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.
I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.
Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.
It doesn't always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle.
It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it.
New Zealand's Daniel Vettori is a very good bowler.
Shoaib Akhtar has been playing for 5, 6 years and is an experienced bowler.
When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great.
I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.
The Australian tour was good for us; it was ideal preparation for us.
Chase your dreams .... but make sure you don't find shortcuts ....
I have never thought where I will go, or forced any targets on myself.
Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs.
I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.