The Best Quotes about Sachin Tendulkar

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Wishes poured in from all across the world as master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar turned 41 yesterday.

A remarkable career that started at a tender age of 16 and spanned for 24 years, witnessed unparalleled achievements that a sportsman can only dream of. The batting legend gave the entire nation and cricketing fraternity several reasons to cheer, rejoice and stand  in awe of his talent and sheer brilliance.

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after the 2011 World Cup victory

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after the 2011 World Cup victory

 

Much has been said in praise of the man who defied logic, cricket pundits, speculations, age and criticism to attain the status of God in a country where cricket is the religion. Here are the some of the best words spoken by people across the world in praise of the little master.

“If I have a son and he decides to play cricket, I will want him to bat  like Sachin Tendulkar” – Brian Lara

“Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching.” – From a fan at the SCG

“We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.” – Time Magazine

“I don’t know cricket. I don’t know how Sachin plays. But I still try to watch him playing. Because I want to know the reason why my country’s economy goes 0.5% down when he is batting.” – Barack Obama’s tweet about Sachin

“We did not lose to a team called India. We lost to a man called Sachin.” – Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997)

 “I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.” – Matthew Hayden

“Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime and I am privileged he played in my time.” – Michael Hussey

“You get him out and half the battle is won.” – Arjuna Ranatunga

“There’s no better sight on the cricket field than watch Tendulkar bat.” – Harsha Bhogle

“He has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive.” – Daniel Vettori

“I had to remind Gary Kirsten often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin not to applaud him.” – Hansie Cronje

“Sachin and I played 122 Test matches together. I never threatened his place in the team as a batsman. But I can tell you he sometimes threatened mine as a bowler” – Anil Kumble

“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.” – Shane Warne

“Playing in the same team as Sachin is a huge honour. His balance of mind, shrewd judgement, modesty and, above all, his technical brilliance make him my all-time hero… You can’t get a more complete cricketer than Sachin.” – Rahul Dravid

 ” Tujhe pata hai tune kiska catch chhoda hai.” – Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq when he dropped Sachin’s catch in a World Cup match

“There will never be another Sachin Tendulkar.” –  Muttiah Muralitharan.

“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!!”- Peter Roebuck

“His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it’s a toothpick.”- Brett Lee, on Sachin Tendulkar’s batting, 1999

“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.”- BBC Sports

 

 

 

 

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