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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (Hindi: सचिन रमेश तेंडुलकर; born 24 April 1973), often referred to as The Little Master, is a former Indian cricketer.


  • The only thing that was on my mind was, 'I want to play for India one day,' and I was pretty sure and confident that one day I will.
    • Tendulkar referring to his passion for cricket as a young player.[1]
  • When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones.
    • When quizzed about people still questioning him over his inability to make India win the matches. [2]
  • I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can't be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn't discuss media coverage.
  • 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.
  • I am planning on an autobiography. People should know something about me

Quotes about Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar[edit]

  • In an over I can bowl six different balls. But then Sachin looks at me with a sort of gentle arrogance down the pitch as if to say 'Can you bowl me another one?'
  • In my several years of international cricket, Tendulkar remains the best batsman I have ever bowled to. It's been a pleasure to bowl at the master batsman even though one hasn't always emerged with credit from the engagements.
  • When you bowl at him you are not just trying to get him out, you are trying to impress him. "I want him to walk off thinking 'that Flintoff, he's all right isn't he? I feel privileged to have played against him.
  • * To Sachin, the man we all want to be.
    • Andrew Symonds wrote on an Aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Tendulkar. [8]
  • There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others.
  • I am fortunate that I've to bowl at him only in the nets.
  • I am very privileged to have played with him and seen most of the runs that he has scored. I am also extremely happy to have shared the same dressing room... He is a very reserved person and generally keeps to himself. He is very determined, committed and doesn't show too many emotions. He just goes about doing his job.
  • I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not play for a minute longer when he is not enjoying himself. He is still so eager to go out there and play. He will play as long as he feels he can play.
    • Anjali Tendulkar, Sachin's wife [12]
  • I can imagine cricket without Sachin. But, can never imagine Sachin without cricket
    • Anjali Tendulkar, Sachin's wife
  • The thing I admire most about this man is his poise. The way he moves, elegantly without ever looking out of place in any condition or company, suggests his pedigree.
  • I have to say Sachin (is better than Lara), because he has that aura when he comes out to bat.
  • You might pitch a ball on the off stump and think you have bowled a good ball and he walks across and hits it for two behind midwicket. His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it's a toothpick.
  • You know genius when you see it, and let me tell you, Sachin is pure genius.
  • The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Tendulkar is to cricket what Michael Jordan is to basketball and Muhammad Ali to boxing.
  • He is a tremendous cricketer. He is young and has got a lot of ability. He's got his own style. He has got the temperament for big cricket and I hope that he goes from strength to strength.
  • Putting Sachin Tendulkar's latest feat in a strictly cricketing context would not be fair to the sportsman. His achievements in the world of cricket need to be seen on a par with efforts in any other field - science, art, literature, etc - to push the frontiers of human excellence.
  • I actually feel very embarrassed because I rejected him as a fast bowler. I think I did him and the game of cricket a favour.
    • Dennis Lillee advised Tendulkar to focus on his batting, instead of bowling, when he came to the MRF Pace Academy in 1987. [23]
  • I saw him playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I felt that this player is playing with a style similar to mine, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two...his compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel!
  • In the early years, especially around the mid 90s, I had this feeling you could play around on his ego and get him out. He believed he could attack bowlers at any time and anyone who could bowl maidens to him stood a good chance. Things are of course different now.
  • I am one of those fortune people who have seen Bradman and Tendulkar bat in my lifetime and in my opinion Tendulkar is the best batsman I have seen in my life.
  • It did dawn on me at the end of the series that he was something special.
  • I know that the new ball is due, but I am saving it for that "Chotu" (Sachin) who is coming next.
    • Imran Khan (captain) of Pakistan to Javed Miandad (vice captain) in Sachin's debut test series (1989).
      • "Chotu" is a subcontinental term for the one who is lean and short. [28]
  • There is no doubt he is the greatest batsman. In the last 13-14 years, he has worked so hard and has proved to the world he is outstanding and when he is playing so well, you can only wait to get his wicket.
  • He is just a legend of the game. To score 20 or even 30 Test hundreds would represent a magnificent career, but to go on and score 50 is remarkable. He has set the benchmark for other batsmen to follow, but the truth is it is hard to see how anyone can truly follow him because he is moving the bar so high. It is not simply about ability where Sachin is concerned, it is about longevity, fitness, and hard work. And to cap it all he is such a gentleman. I watch him bat and sometimes I wonder how he makes it look so easy. He has an unbelievable gift and he has made the most of it and long may he continue. I’m lucky to have been able to get to know him.
  • He continues to give more than 100 per cent and his schoolboy-like enthusiasm for the game is something I envy and admire. For the team he is the best available coaching manual.
  • Irrespective of the score, whenever Sachin Tendulkar comes to bat he is under pressure. The pressure comes from all those people who look up to him, who pray that he gets a century, who cheer like India has already won when he comes in to bat, and who silently troop out of the stands once he gets out. When a visiting team comes to India, they know whom the Indians look up to. While they love watching India play, there is no doubt that Tendulkar is the player they love watching most. There is a buzz when he comes in to bat and if he fails, the crowd goes quiet for the rest of the game.
  • This little prick's going to get more runs than you, AB.
    • Merv Hughes to Allan Border after an 18-year-old Tendulkar scored a century in Perth. Tendulkar now has scored more runs than Border. [33]
  • Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat.
  • The more I see of him the more confused I'm getting to which is his best knock.
  • His mind is like a computer. He stores data on bowlers and knows where they are going to pitch the ball.
  • We didn't see at that time and you cannot visualise 20 years down the track what the player is likely to do in the context of the history of the game. When you score as many runs as he (Tendulkar) has in Test and one-day cricket and score as many centuries and half centuries as he has done, it makes him arguably the greatest player ever in the history of the game. Statistics speak volumes of his contribution to Indian and world cricket. He is a phenomenal player.
  • Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt - daylight second, Brian Lara third.
    • Shane Warne when asked who he thought the greatest batsman in the world was. [40]
  • With Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, it was better to be friends and make them smile rather than wind them up.
  • “The last time I watched Sachin was last week when he was on his way to a spectacular 175 and once again I felt that I was watching a player who comes but once in a century. It can be said that he is the Bradman of our times and I do feel privileged to have played a lot of cricket against him,”
  • India's fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing.
  • Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It is time we carried him on our shoulders.
    • Virat Kohli leads the Tendulkar tributes after India's World Cup triumph [45]
  • I didn’t see Don but to me, in all my years associated with the game, I haven’t seen a better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Certainly the best I’ve seen... People talk of (Sir Don) Bradman, but our generation and the ones immediately before us didn’t get to see him... Sure, he has an astounding average (99.94), but of the cricketers I’ve watched, Sachin’s the best.
  • I have no doubt in my mind that he was the greatest batsman of the modern era and I don`t see another like him coming soon. It was a privilege to play against him.
  • "Tujhe pata hai tune kiska catch chhoda hai?" (Hindi: "तुझे पता है तूने किसका कैच छोड़ा है?"; Translation: Do you know whose catch you've dropped?)
  • He is definitely someone who is miles ahead of his competition. In our days, cricket was played less, but in Sachin’s time, there is relentless pressure to perform. And the way he has carried on batting throughout his career is phenomenal. As for myself, I have many videos of Sachin’s best innings which I will watch from time to time to reminisce about his batting achievements when he has retired.

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