"He can play that leg glance
with a walking stick also."
-Waqar Younis, former
Pakistan fast bowler.
“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 TV sets and switch off their lives."
-British broadcasting corporation (BBC).
"Sometimes, you get so
engrossed in watching
batsmen like Rahul Dravid and
Sachin Tendulkar that you lose
focus on your job."
-Yasir Hameed, former Pakistan
batsman, trying to explain why
he dropped a catch off Sachin in
a test at Rawalpindi.
"Nothing bad can happen to us
if we're on a plane in India
with Sachin Tendulkar on it."
-Hashim Amla, South African
cricketer, reassuring himself
when board a flight.
"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
-Peter Rebouck, Australian journalist.
the man we
all want to
"Sachin is a genius. I'm a
-Brian Lara, West Indies batsman who holds
record of highest score in cricket.
"The number of innings of his
(Tendulkar's) I have been able to
sit back and watch, I think he is
an amazing player. Look at his
stats and records and it's quite
incredible for someone to have
stayed in the game for 20 years..
He has set benchmarks for guys
like me to chase him and get as
close as we can. If I had to last 20
years, I would probably be
batting in a wheelchair!!“
-Ricky Ponting, Aussie batsman
who once was expected to
overhaul Sachin's records.
I'll see god when I
die but till then I'll
-A banner during a
match in Sharjah.
"I have seen god. he bats at no.4 for India."
-Mathew Hayden, former Australia cricketer.
"Commit all your sins when Sachin is batting. They will
go unnoticed because even the lord is watching!"
-A banner in UK.
"We did not lose to a team called India...we lost to a man called Sachin."
"He has been in form longer than some of
our guys have been alive."
-Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer who began his
career as a teenager.
"The more I see of him the more
confused I'm getting to which is
his best knock."
-ML Jaisimha, former India
"The joy he brings
to the millions of
the grace with
which he handles
all the adulation
his innate humility
- all make for a
Aussie fast bowler
There was a big party where stars from
Bollywood and cricketers were invited.
Suddenly, there was a big noise, all wanted to
see approaching Amitabh Bachhan. Then
Sachin entered the hall and Amitabh was
leading the queue to get a grab of the genius!!
-Shahrukh Khan, Indian actor, in an interview
when asked to name the most important
"India me aap Prime Minister
ko ek baar Katghare me khada
kar sakte hain par Sachin
Tendulkar par ungli nahi utha
sakte". (In India, you can sue
Prime Minister for once but no
one can contest Sachin
-Navjot Singh Sidhu, former
India cricketer, politician and
"There are two kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar.
Two all the others."
-Andy Flower, former Zimbabwe cricketer.
"Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting
with what looks like a three metre wide bat."
-Michael Hussey, Aussie cricketer.
“I have joked before that there is a good chance that I might retire before
-MS Dhoni, Indian cricketer who began his career 16 years after Sachin did.
"I would like to thank you
from the bottom of my
heart for allowing us to
breathe the same air as
-Shahrukh Khan, Indian
• We have started calling him
-Yuvraj Singh, Sachin's team
mate for over a decade.
"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!"
-Sourav Ganguly, former Indian captain.
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."
-Martina Navratilova, Tennis legend, after watching Tendulkar bat at Sydney.
“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.” –
“I saw him (Sachin) 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 feel that
this player is playing much the same as I used to play, 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.” – Sir Donald Bradman