Sir Geoffrey Boycott- Former Cricketer

Sir Geoffrey Boycott- Former Cricketer (In a Nutshell)

  • Sir Geoffrey Boycott was born in England on October 21st, 1940.
  • He was a Right-handed Opening batsman.
  • Boycott played Test cricket from June 4th, 1946 and his final Test match on January 1st, 1982.
  • He played his first One Day Internationals from January 5th, 1971 and his final game on December 20th, 1981.
  • The decision to retire was made by him in 1986.
  • “I’ve known people with exceptional talent – and some have wasted it. Ambition spurs a man on.”- Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Sir Geoffrey Boycott- Former Cricketer (Nitty Gritty)

  • “I played football at Leeds United under-18’s, but at 17 my eyes started to go and I had to wear glasses. The football had to go – there were no contact lenses in 1957.”- Sir Geoffrey Boycott
  • “I agree that my single-minded approach was a failing in life, but I upset people, it was never intentional – it was just the unfortunate result of a burning desire to get the best out of myself and achieve as much as possible.”- Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Sir Geoffrey Boycott- Former Cricketer (What set him apart)

  • “I usually tried to stay in the net for 45 minutes, half an hour longer the most batsmen would stick at the county nets. The reason for this so-called gluttony of practice: it was a conscious effort to make myself concentrate for long periods of time in circumstances as close to the real thing as I could make them.”- Sir Geoffrey Boycott
  • “Since I had cancer I’ve realised that every day is a bonus.”- Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Sir Geoffrey Boycott- Former Cricketer (Final Thoughts)

  • “Emma wasn’t bothered about the fact that I was a ‘celebrity,’ held in high esteem by millions of cricket fans around the world. As far as she was concerned, I was just her dad, and she believed that role should take priority over anything else.”- Sir Geoffrey Boycott

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