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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Excellence personified

"Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane

in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it."
- Hashim Amla, the South African batsman,
reassures himself as he boards a flight.

"Sometimes you get so engrossed in watching

batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar
that you lose focus on your job."
- Yaseer Hameed in a Pakistani newspaper.

"To Sachin, the man we all want to be"

- Andrew Symonds wrote on an Aussie tshirt he autographed specially for Sachin.

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."
- BBC on Sachin

"Tuzhe pata hai tune kiska catch chhoda

- Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq when the
latter dropped Sachin's catch in 2003 WC.

Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal.

- Brian Charles Lara

"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)

"The more I see of him the more confused

I'm getting as to which is his best knock."
- M. L. Jaisimha

"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,"
- Glen McGrath

"I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not
play for a minute longer when he is not enjoying
himself. He is still so eager to go out there and play.
He will play as long as he feels he can play,"
- Anjali Tendulkar

Question: Who do you think is the most important celebrity ?

Shah Rukh Khan: There was a big party where stars from
Bollywood and cricket were invited. Suddenly, there was a big
noise. Amitabh Bachchan had come Then Sachin entered the
hall and Amitabh was leading the queue to meet him!!
- Shah Rukh Khan in an interview.

India me aap PrimeMinister ko ek Baar Katghare

me khada kar sakte hain..Par Sachin Tendulkar par
Ungli nahi utha Sakte..
- Navjot Singh Sidhu on TV

He can play that leg glance with a

walking stick.
- Waqar Younis

'I will see God when I die, but till then

I will look at Sachin'
- A banner in Sharjah

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. I was bowling to Sachin and he hit me for two fours in a row. One from
point and the other in between point and gully. That was the last two balls of
the over and the over after that we (SA) took a wicket and during the group
meeting i told Jonty (Rhodes) to be alert and I know a way to pin Sachin. I
delivered the first ball of my next over and it was a fuller length delivery
outside off stump. I shouted catch. To my astonishment the ball was hit to the
cover boundary. Such is the brilliance of Sachin. His reflex time is the best i
have ever seen. It is like 1/20th of a sec. To get his wicket, better not
prepare. At least you wont regret if he hits you for boundaries.
Allan Donald

On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the

stations. The train stopped for few minutes as usual. Sachin
was nearing a 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 Rebouck - Aussie journalist

"Sachin cannot cheat. He is to cricket what

(Mahatma) Gandhiji was to politics. It's clear
discrimination. "
- NKP Salve, former Union Minister when Sachin
was accused of ball tempering

There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world.

One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.
- Andy Flower

"I have seen God, he bats at no.4 for

- Mathew Hayden

"Commit all your sins when Sachin is

batting. They will go unnoticed
because even God is watching him"
- A hoarding in England



"Even my father's name is Sachin Tendulkar."

Tendulkar's daughter, Sara, told her class, after the
teacher informed them of a restaurant of the same
name in Mumbai!!!

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