I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.
Critics haven't taught me my cricket, and they don't know what my body and mind are up to.
I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you've got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson