As Sachin Tendulkar turns 45 today, here is a compilation of the most famous quotes on the master blaster, also known as the God of Cricket. Pick your favorite.
#1 Why Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest personality to have ever played the sport. Well TIME magazine describes it beautifully-
“When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to race a F1 car, Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam.
When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, Roger Federer was a name unheard of; Lionel Messi was in his nappies, Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters. The Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to “open” the Nehruvian economy. It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.”
#2 This is what Rahul Dravid quoted on Sachin Tendulkar during the launch of “Sachin-born to bat”.
“For me it has been an absolute privilege to have the honor of sharing the dressing room with Sachin Tendulkar. I always tell people that i will be to tell my grand children that look, I scored a matter of six thousand whatever 900 runs with Sachin Tendulkar.
If they don’t remember me , they will definitely remember Sachin Tendulkar. ”
#3 I am quoting one of the best Spinner of the world
“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
#4 Shahrukh Khan, in an interview when asked to name the most important celebrity.
“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!!“
#5 My most important lesson from Cricket was beautifully crafted in a single sentence by Harsha Bhogle, while describing the journey of Sachin Tendulkar, in this quote:
“If you marry a phenomenal work ethic to the talent you’re born with, then you can achieve almost anything.”
#6 After Sachin’s Perth hundred(114) in 1992, the famous London Times correspondent John Woodcock, in his ’70s, was moved enough to say:
“Gentlemen, he is the best batsman I have seen in my life. And unlike most of you, I have seen Bradman bat.”
#7 Don Bradman on Sachin Tendulkar
Don Bradman, one of the greatest batsmen in test cricket, or perhaps the greatest, said the above lines to his wife when he saw Sachin play during India’s tour of Australia in 1992.
#8 Brain Lara
When one of your competitors talk so highly of you, you got to be very special.
#9 Hashim Amla
#10 BBC Sports