The best quotes on Sachin Tendulkar – the Master Blaster
Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster has been rated as one of the best batsmen in the world, and he has 99 centuries under his name in the International career. The world hails him in many ways, and there are countless number of Cricketing and International celebrities who have commented about the greatness of the Indian batsman. Here are a few quotes: (Check the Sachin Tendulkar quotes Part 2)
Virat Kohli, after winning the World Cup 2011:
Sachin Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It is time we carried him on our shoulders
“I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India”
Sir Donald Bradman:
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!
“I am fortunate that I’ve to bowl at him only in the nets!”
Mark Taylor, after losing in Chennai in 1997:
“We did not lose to a team called India.. we lost to a man called Sachin”
Navjot Singh Sidhu:
“India me aap Prime Minister ko ek baar katghare me khada kar sakte hain. Par Sachin Tendulkar par ungli nahi utha Sakte..”
Harder he works, the luckier he gets
I’ll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He was unstoppable. I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player.
I think he is marvellous. I think he will fit in whatever category of Cricket that has been played or will be played, from the first ball that has ever been bowled to the last ball that’s going to be. He can play in any era and at any level. I would say he’s 99.5% perfect.
Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don’t know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their television sets and switch off their lives.
He is a perfectly balanced batsman and knows perfectly well when to attack and when to play defensive cricket. He has developed the ability to treat bowlers all over the world with contempt and can destroy any attack with utmost ease.
He has defined cricket in his fabulous, impeccable manner. He is to batting what Shane Warne is to bowling.
India’s fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing.
“There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others”
“Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the world”
His shot selection is superb, he just lines you up and can make you look very silly. Everything is right in his technique and judgment. There isn’t a fault there. He is also a lovely guy, and over the years I’ve enjoyed some interesting chats with him.
“On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This Genius can stop time in India!!”
If I’ve to bowl to Sachin, I’ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.
Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal.
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.
Don’t bowl bad balls.. he hits the good ones for fours
What we need is 10 Tendulkars
Today, he showed the world why he is considered the best batsman around. Some of the shots he played were simply amazing. Earlier, opposing teams used to feel that Sachin’s dismissal meant they could win the game. Today, I feel that the Indian players, too, feel this way.
Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime and I am privileged he played in my time.
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.
I was fielding in the covers when Tendulkar came out to bat in his debut Test at Karachi. I still remember Waqar Younis was in peak form at that time. Tendulkar tried to drive Waqar through the covers off his very first ball in Test cricket but was beaten all ends up. But I walked to captain Imran Khan and told him ‘this kid looks very good’ and Imran agreed with me.
He has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive
To me he will not just be remembered as a great player and a lovely human being, but as somebody who tried to learn Bengali for the last 14 years but never managed to do so!
Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it
Sachin was so focused. He never looked like getting out. He was batting with single-minded devotion. It was truly remarkable. It was a lesson.
Technically, you can’t fault Sachin. Seam or spin, fast or slow nothing is a problem
Shahrukh Khan to Sachin:
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do
Bishan Singh Bedi:
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.
Playing in the same team as Sachin is a huge honour. His balance of mind, shrewd judgment, modesty and, above all, his technical brilliance make him my all-time hero… You can’t get a more complete cricketer than Sachin. He has everything that a cricketer needs to have
The thing I like the most about Sachin is his intensity. After being in the game for so long, he still has the same desire to do well for India in any international match. I tell you what, this man is a legend.
Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you’ve got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat
You can never say that he is out of form. He is a volcano waiting to explode and we hope he doesn’t do that against us in the one-dayers.
Sachin is cricket’s God
We have started calling him grandfather
The more I see of him the more confused I’m getting to which is his best knock
He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also
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?’
I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat
What I admire about Sachin is his humility, respect for elders and the passion for the game that he has retained even after so many years and after achieving so much in cricket. He has not changed at all
The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility – all make for a one-in-a-billion individual
I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin not to applaud him
I never coached Sachin Tendulkar, I gave him gentle advice when he asked for it
His humbleness and simplicity has helped him to achieve what others could not. His dedication is one of the main reasons for his achievements and he is role model to up and coming youngsters. In India every youngster who is in to school or college cricket wants to become a Sachin
Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
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
The pressure on me is nothing compared to Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin, like God, must never fail. The crowd always expects him to succeed and it is too much pressure on him. But, he rarely disappoints them
Umpire Rudi Koertzen:
I never get tired when Sachin is at the crease
We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.
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