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Navjot Singh Sidhu Quotes (Sidhuisms)

* He moved like a heavy duty truck (when a fielder dropped a catch due to his slow reaction)
* As safe as a bucket ( for a fielder taking a catch successfully)
* A depression is where you have no belt to tighten.
* A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef.
* A fifty is like kissing a virgin, you just have to go on!
* A good example is the best sermon you can ever preach.
* A good lather is half the shave.
* A lemon squeezed too hard yields a bitter juice.
* All that comes from cow is not milk.
* A man who is heading nowhere is sure to reach his destination.
* A pessimist is one who burns bridges before the enemy gets to them.
* A recession is where you have to tighten your belt.
* As innocent as freshly laid eggs. (About Atal Behari Vajpayee.)
* A small leak can sink a big ship.
* A tree is always known by its fruit.
* A true professional is like a chameleon - he will change colour to suit his surroundings.
* Age is the perfect extinguisher for the fire of youth.
* All that comes from a cow is not milk.
* Bad habits are like comfy beds - easy to get into, very difficult to get out of.
* Beauty even when silent is eloquent.
* Big boast, small roast.
* Call the bear uncle until you cross his bridge.
* Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.
* Character isn't made in a crisis, but it IS shown in one.
* Commonsense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they need to be done.
* Curry is a worry.
* Disappointments need to be cremated, not embalmed.
* Don't die until you're dead.
* Easy to criticise an egg, difficult to lay one.
* Even a cock crows over his own dung heap.
* Even a turtle won't move until he sticks his neck out.
* Every dog is a lion at his own door.
* Every time a lamb bleats, it loses a mouthful of hay.
* Everything comes out from a cow is not butter.
* Experience is the thing you get right after you need it.
* Failure is a better teacher than success, but it will seldom get an apple.
* Faith in your abilities will help you face the music, even if you don't like the tune.
* Fine feathers make a fine bird.
* Flattery is like chewing gum, you chew it for a while, don't swallow it - and after a while, spit it out!
* Gamblers are like toilets - broke one day, flush the next.
* Good deeds speak for themselves, the tongue only speaks of their eloquence.
* He's shredded that into smithereens
* He has either got to tighten his belt or lose his pants.
* He looks at the umpire as innocent as a freshly laid egg.
* He who ceases to praise ceases to prosper.
* He who doesn't throw the dice will never get a six.
* He's like a tornado - he can really blow you off your feet.
* He's shredded that into smithereens (On Rahul Dravid hitting a boundary, India v England, 2002)
* He flew like a bird and plucked it out of thin air. (On Indian fielder Sadagopan Ramesh's diving catch against Sri Lanka)
* He is like Indian three-wheeler which will suck a lot of diesel but cannot go beyond 30! (On Sri Lankan batsman Romesh Kaluwitharna who was wasting balls without making runs)
* New Zealanders are like bicycles in a cycle stand - one falls down and the complete row will be down! (In India's last match against New Zealand)
* His mind is on the boisterous sea of doubt.
* Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
* Hope is the elixer of life.
* Ideas are funny things - they don't work unless you do.
* If fate gives you a lemon, make lemonade.
* If one-day cricket was pyjama cricket, then Twenty20 is underwear cricket.
* If the heavens throw you a date, open your mouth.
* If you dine with the devil, use a long spoon.
* If you enjoy a particular thing, you will always succeed at it.
* If you want to catch a fish, you have to lose a fly
* If you want your hen to lay, you have to bear the cackling.
* In life, as in chess, it is foresight which will win.
* In times of prosperity, remember it's the fattest pig that goes to the butcher.
* It is better to pluck the fruit from the tree than wait for it to fall.
* It is choice, not chance that determines destiny.
* It is tiny droplets of water that make a shower. He's believing his doubt and doubting his belief.
* It is very difficult to kill a man who is hell-bent on committing suicide.
* It's not the early bird that gets the worm, it's the smart one.
* Its very difficult to kill a man who is hell bent upon committing suicide!
* Judge people by their performance, not by their intentions.
* Keep feeding your faith until your doubts starves to death.
* Liquor talks mighty loud when it's let loose from the jug.
* Mr Boycott, the last time you celebrated your birthday, the candles cost more than the cake. (To remind Sir Geoffery Boycott of his age, while the latter was talking about his fascination with young Indian actress Shilpa Shetty)
* My idea of a bird is 36-24-36.
* Next to good judgement, diamonds and pearls are the next rarest thing.
* Optimist is the one who looks at bullshit and sees fertilizer.
* Patience is the greatest of all shock-absorbers.
* Penny and penny will make many.
* Pitches are like wives - you never know which way they'll turn.
* Some students will drink from the fountain of knowledge - others will simply gargle.
* Speed has little to do with your progress - it is more to do with direction.
* Sri Lankan score is running like an Indian auto (auto rickshaw - form of Indian taxi) meter.
* Statistics are like miniskirts. What they reveal is tantalizing, but what they hide is crucial. (Variant: Statistics are like miniskirts, they reveal more than what they hide.)
* Strength grows in the garden of patience.
* Strike when the iron is hot, and make the iron hot by striking.
* Success is a matter of luck and pluck.
* Success is the fruit of concentration.
* Talent is nothing if it's not controlled, harnessed and disciplined.
* That ball went so high it could have got an air hostess down with it !! (When Saurav Ganguly took a catch that had gone very high in the air)
* The ball whizzes past like a bumble bee and the Indians are in the sea.
* The batsman is like an Indian three-wheeler - sucking a lot of diesel but can't go beyond 30.
* The bill was buzzing past the head like a bumblebee breaking wind.
* The blood of the soldier gives glory to the general.
* The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
* The doghouse is no place to keep a sausage.
* The first blow is half the battle.
* The gap between bat and pad is so much that I would have driven a car through it... !!
* The Indians are finding the gaps like a pin in a haystack.
* The Indians are going to beat the Kiwis! Let me tell you, my friend, that the Kiwi is the only bird in the whole world which does not have wings! (To Martin Crowe)
* The light at the end of the tunnel is nothing but an oncoming train.
* The longer the rope, the tighter the noose.
* The older you get, the better you get - unless you're a banana.
* The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble.
* The only thing you get in life without effort is dandruff.
* The weakness of your opposition is your strength.
* The whole world is not cleaned by soft soap.
* The world is all about mind and matter; I don't mind and you don't matter.
* Their batting lineup is like a row of cycles - if one falls, the entire row collapses.
* There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
* There's free cheese in a mousetrap.
* They are like brooding hens on top of a china egg.
* They're trying to make a whistle sound like a trumpet.
* This is a batsman who is as eratic as the electricity supply in most parts of India.
* Those openers are like nappies, and changed for the same reason.
* To achieve, you have to believe.
* To catch a trout, you must be prepared to lose a fly.
* To err is human - but not too often.
* Troubles are like babies - the more you nurse them, the bigger they grow.
* Wallowing in foolishness like a rhinoceros in an African bog.
* Were "ifs" and "buts" pots and pans there would be no tinkers.
* When everything is coming your way, you might just be in the wrong lane of traffic.
* When you are an anvil, hold yourself still.
* When you are eating with the devil, you've got to have long utensils. (Variant: When you are dining with the demon you've got to have a long spoon!)
* When you are submerged up to your ears in trouble, try using the part that isn't submerged.
* When you have no pants to hold up, it is time to panic.
* When you're a hammer, strike your fill.
* When you're running with the big dogs, you can't piddle like a puppy.
* Wickets are like wives - you never know which way they will turn! (In the midst of a verbal duel with Martin Crowe)
* Winning is not important, but wanting to win is.
* You always make your own luck.
* You aren't rewarded for having brains, you're rewarded for using them.
* You can't squeeze toothpaste back into the tube.
* You can take the tiger out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the tiger.
* You can't prevent the consequences of your mistakes.
* You may have a heart of gold, but so does a hard-boiled egg.
* You've got to put the saddle on the right horse.
* Your originality is your strength.
* Warne is a victim of his own success. He has taken to women the way an ostrich takes to the skies
* If my aunty had been a man she would have been my uncle
* He is like a one-legged man in a bum kicking competition
* This bowler bowls so slow that the batsmen have enough time to call home and talk to their wives between every delivery
* Pitches are like husband!!! They keep slowing down!!!
* His footwork is like a car in a traffic jam
* His slower ball was so slow that my mama can run faster than that
* The ball missed the bat like a kiss in a hindi movie
* The Sri Lankans are running between the wickets as if their wives are chasing them with a belan
* Indian Cricket is like Indian monsoon, when it rains it pours, or else there is Drought
* Cricket is the game of glorious uncertainities! Glorious-When SriLankans play, Uncertain-when India play
* In London they drive on the left, in India we drive on what is left
* Indians should now be on their toes like midgets at a urinal
* For the indians now it's 'fightback' or 'flightback'
* Dravid has hit this shot as straight as a candle
* Looks like a brooding hen over a china egg. Why a China egg? Because nothing will hatch out of it! (Commenting on Ganguly after he was out for a low score in the 2nd Test against Zimbabwe)
* Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two
* Anybody can pilot a ship when the sea is calm
* Prasad beat a Sri Lankan batsman: "He opened him like a can of beans".
* Muralitharan bowling to the last Indian pair: "The wily fox is back. Its an ill omen when a fox licks its lambs".
* About the Zimbabwean batsmen: "Cats on a hot tin roof…"
* Talking about the tail of the Indian batting order: "They are so timid, they wouldn't say boo to a goose!"
* I lean on statistics like a drunken man leans on a lamppost, only for support, not illumination

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