Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar [Marathi: सिचन रमेश तेंडुलकर)] (born 1973-04-24), often referred to as The Little Master or The Master Blaster, is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

About Sachin Tendulkar

  • I never Coached Sachin Tendulkar, I gave him Gentle advice when he asked for it.- John Wright(Indian Team Cricket Coach 2000-2005)
  • Pakistanis can be as optimistic to hope that Sachin gets a hundred and they win the match.
  • I know that the New ball is due, but I am Saving it for that "Chotu"(Sachin) who is coming Next- Imran Khan (C) of Pakistan to Javed Miandad (VC) in Sachin's debut test series 1989.

"Chotu" is a subcontinal term for the one who is lean and short.

  • I had heard a lot about him back home, but I must admit that he the most difficult and unpredicatable to deal with.- Allan Donald in his Debut series in India(1991).
  • He is one of the rare few who dont boast after scoring a 241, rather comes back to pavilion just to see the replay of his dismissal and rectify it in future.- Ravi Shastri
  • If he is not the best then I want to see the best. - David Shepherd
  • "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.[1]
  • "It did dawn on me at the end of the series that he was something special," - Ian Healy after Tendulkar's tour to Australia in 1991/92. [2]
  • "You know genius when you see it, and let me tell you, Sachin is pure genius." - Brian Lara. [3]
  • "I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same [way] I used to play." - Sir Donald Bradman, widely regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. [4]
  • "This is the most wonderful batsman

Matthew Hayden: Sachin Tendulkar is a god in India, a phenomenal player. "His (Tendulkar's) life seems to be a stillness in a frantic world and I admire his mental strength. He is a phenomenal player". When Tendulkar goes out to bat, wrote Hayden, "It is beyond chaos - it is a frantic appeal by a nation to one man". Tendulkar "seems like a spiritually rich individual, a solid human being; quite reserved and thoughtful to speak to. The people of India see him as a god," the left-handed opener wrote, adding "(Australian captain) Stephen Waugh is almost a god here, but Sachin is a god and people believe good luck shines in his hand". Summing up his admiration for the Indian genius, Hayden quoted a Paul Kelly song about Sir Donald Bradman: "He was more than just a batsman, He was something like a tide."

Mark Waugh: 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.

Brett Lee: 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 mid wicket. His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it's a toothpick.

Dennis Lillee: If I'm to bowl to Sachin, I will bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.

Greg Chappel: I'd like to see him go out one day and bat with a stump. I tell you he'd do OK…. I just get the feeling because of his mental strength that Sachin will be definitely the best player of his era and probably the best 2-3 of all time.

Ian Chappel: Whenever I see Sachin play I am reminded of the Graeme Pollock quote of Cricket being a 'see the ball, hit the ball game.' He hits the ball as if it's there to be hit.

Shane Warne: I'll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six... I don't think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player.

Steve Waugh: You take Don Bradman away and he is next up, I reckon.

Quotes by Sachin Tendulkar

  • ""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.[5]

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