Inspirational Quotes : About Sachin Tendulkar (What people say)

Inspirational Quotes : About Sachin Tendulkar (What people say)

Inspirational Quotes : About Sachin Tendulkar (What people say)

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Hello ! My dear readers, viewers, students, friends all over the world !  Sachin Tendulkar, if named fully, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, a legendary name in the cricket history of India and also the world. He is the mostly talked-about ‘cricket star’ in India as of now. Sachin Tendulkar was also called by different loving names by the fan and media as : Master Blaster, Little Master, The God of Cricket, The World’s Best Athlete, etc. He raised India to a very high level of importance in the world of cricket.  Sachin Tendulkar has received ‘Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian award of India. For him only, Indian Government has been bound to open the facility of awarding ‘Bharat Ratna’ in the field of games & plays. It is no secret that cricket is a religion in India, and Sachin Tendulkar its most exalted God.

Read these quotes or sayings one by one attentively, said by many celebreties around the world, in praise of Sachin Tendulkar. You will get inspiration, enthusiasm, energy and enjoyment. You may not agree with some quotes, some quotes may appear to as exaggerated, even then accept whatever you find agreeable to you and enjoy.


  • There are 2 kind of batsman in the world. 1 Sachin Tendulkar and 2. all the others. — Andy Flower(cricketer of Zimbabwe)
  • I don’t know about cricket but still I watch cricket to see Sachin play..Not b’coz I love his play its b’coz I want to know the reason why my country’s production goes down by 5 percent when he’s in batting. — Barack Obama(44th President of USA)
  • Nothing bad can happen to us if we were on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it. — Hashim Amla ( South African cricketer)
  • I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar. — Brian Lara (legendary West Indies cricketer)
  • The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar. — Brian Lara (legendary West Indies cricketer)
  • Sachin is genius, I am a mere mortal. — Brian Lara (legendary West Indies cricketer)
  • Tendulkar is to Cricket what Michael Jordan is to Basketball and Muhammad Ali is to Boxing. — Brian Lara (legendary West Indies cricketer)
  • You know genius when you see it, and let me tell you, Sachin is pure genius. — Brian Lara (legendary West Indies cricketer)
  • I have seen God. He bats at no.4 for India in tests. — Matthew Hayden (Australian cricketer)
  • He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also. — Waqar Younis (Pakistanee cricketer)
  • Certainly the best I’ve seen… People talk of (Sir Don Bradman), but our generation and the ones immediately before us didn’t get to see him… Sure, he has an astounding average (99.94), but of the cricketers I’ve watched, Sachin’s the best. — Waqar Younis (Pakistanee cricketer)
  • We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin. — Mark Taylor (Australian cricketer)
  • Don’t bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours. — Michael Kasprowicz (Australian cricketer)
  • When we used to play, we thought no one can break Sunil Gavaskar’s record. No one could think about 50 Test centuries at that time. This is certainly a big knock under the circumstances, better than the 200s and 300s. – Kapil Dev (Indian cricketer, on Tendulkar’s 50th Test hundred)
  • You can’t contain Sachin’s deeds in a statistical frame. He brings unstinted joy to the art of batting. To me, he best symbolises the heights an individual can rise to dominate a team sport. Words can never capture the beauty of Sachin’s cricket. — Kapil Dev (Indian cricketer).
  • He exists where we can’t. — Ajay Jadeja (Indian cricketer).
  • Sachin is the most complete batsman I have ever seen. — Ricky Ponting (Australian cricketer)
  • He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back. — Ravi Shastri (Indian cricketer).
  • There is no better sight on the cricket field than watching Tendulkar bat. —Harsha Bhogle ( Indian cricket commentator)
  • If Sachin bats well, India sleeps well. — Harsha Bhogle ( Indian cricket commentator)
  • You were a great habit, Sachin. — Harsha Bhogle ( Indian cricket commentator)
  • The thing I like the most about Sachin is his intensity. After being in the game for so long, he still has the same desire to do well for India in any international match. I tell you what, this man is a legend. – Sourav Ganguly (Indian cricketer).
  • 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 (legendary US tennis player)
  • 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. – Glenn McGrath (Australian cricketer)
  • The archives recall not one single incriminating incident, not one drunken escapade, not one reported affair, not one spat with a team-mate or reporter… is he human? – Michael Atherton (English cricketer & journalist)
  • I never get tired of umpiring whenever Sachin is at the crease. — Rudi Koertzen (South African umpire)
  • Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially if you’ve got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat. — Mike Hussey (Australian cricketer)
  • Technically, you can’t fault Sachin. Seam or spin, fast or slow nothing is a problem. – Geoffrey Boycot (England cricketer)
  • When you play against Tendulkar, you almost want to see him get a few runs just to see him bat. — Mark Waugh (Australian cricketer)
  • 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. — Mark Waugh (Australian cricketer)
  • I’m fortunate that I’ve to bowl to him only in the nets. — Anil Kumble (Indian cricketer) .
  • I am very privileged to have played with him and seen most of the runs that he has scored. I am also extremely happy to have shared the same dressing room… He is a very reserved person and generally keeps to himself. He is very determined, committed and doesn’t show too many emotions. He just goes about doing his job. — Anil Kumble (Indian cricketer) .
  • Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime and I am privileged he played in my time. — Wasim Akram (Pakistani cricketer)
  • I have no doubt in my mind that he was the greatest batsman of the modern era and I don`t see another like him coming soon. It was a privilege to play against him. — Wasim Akram (Pakistani cricketer)
  • Tujhe pata hai tune kiska catch chhoda hai?” (Translation: Do you know whose catch you’ve dropped ?) — Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq (when the latter dropped Tendulkar’s catch in 2003 World Cup).
  • You get him out and half the battle is won. — Arjuna Ranatunga (Srilankan cricketer)
  • Even if my grandchildren don’t remember the fact that I scored 10,000 runs in One Day and Test cricket, they will surely remember the fact that I was a team mate of Sachin Tendulkar. — Rahul Dravid (Indian cricketer)
  • I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat. — Amitabh Bachchan (legendary Indian film actor)
  • Sachin Tendulkar means more to India than I do. — Amitabh Bachchan (legendary Indian film actor)
  • When we were growing up, we all used to watch Sachin. He was like God to us, he had that aura around him. —MS Dhoni (Indian cricketer)
  • He continues to give more than 100 per cent and his schoolboy-like enthusiasm for the game is something I envy and admire. For the team he is the best available coaching manual. — Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Indian cricketer)
  • I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin and not to applaud him. — Hansie Cronje (South African cricketer)
  • In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so. —Virat Kohli (Indian cricketer)
  • Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It is time we carried him on our shoulders. —Virat Kohli (Indian cricketer)
  • I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do. — Shahrukh Khan ( Indian film actor)
  • He’s been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive. — Daniel Vettori (New Zealand cricketer)
  • Sachin Tendulkar, the Little Master, is so talented that wherever you’re from, you can’t help but admire him as he hits another century. — David Cameron (former UK Prime Minister)
  • In India, even you can put the Prime Minister also once in the court, but never your finger towards Sachin Tendulkar— Navjot Singh Sidhu (Indian cricketer).
  • His mind is like a computer. He stores data on bowlers and knows where they are going to pitch the ball. — Navjot Singh Sidhu (Indian cricketer)
  • There is no shame in losing to such a great player —- Steve Waugh (Australian cricketer)
  • The last time I watched Sachin was last week when he was on his way to a spectacular 175 and once again I felt that I was watching a player who comes but once in a century. It can be said that he is the Bradman of our times and I do feel privileged to have played a lot of cricket against him — Steve Waugh (Australian cricketer)
  • If I’ve to bowl to Sachin, I’ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard. — Dennis Lillee (Australian cricketer)
  • I actually feel very embarrassed because I rejected him as a fast bowler. I think I did him and the game of cricket a favour. — Dennis Lillee (advised Tendulkar to focus on his batting, instead of bowling, when he came to the MRF Pace Academy in 1987).
  • In an over I can bowl six different balls. But then Sachin looks at me with a sort of gentle arrogance down the pitch as if to say ‘Can you bowl me another one?’ — Adam Hollioake (Australian cricketer, athlete, martial artist).
  • 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. — Andrew Flintoff (English cricketer)
  • I see myself when I see Sachin batting. — Don Bradman(legendary Australian cricketer)
  • 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 (legendary Australian cricketer, widely regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket).
  • Gentlemen, he is the best batsman I have seen in my life. And unlike most of you, I have seen Bradman bat. — John Woodcock (English journalist)
  • On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the stations. The train stopped by 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 Roebuck (English cricketer)
  • I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. —Shane Warne (legendary Australian cricketer)
  • I will 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. — Shane Warne (legendary Australian cricketer)
  • Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt – daylight second, Brian Lara third. — Shane Warne (when asked who he thought the greatest batsman in the world was).
  • With Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, it was better to be friends and make them smile rather than wind them up. — Shane Warne (legendary Australian cricketer)
  • I did not see Don, but to me in all my years associated with the game, I haven’t seen a better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. — Sir Viv Richards (West Indies cricketer)
  • I think he is marvellous. I think he will fit in whatever category of cricket that has been played or will be played, from the first ball that has ever been bowled to the last ball that’s going to be. He can play in any era and at any level. I would say he’s 99.5% perfect. — Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies cricketer)
  • I didn’t see Don but to me, in all my years associated with the game, I haven’t seen a better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. — Viv Richards (West Indies cricketer)
  • 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. — Allan Donald ( South African cricketer)
  • In my several years of international cricket, Tendulkar remains the best batsman I have ever bowled to. It’s been a pleasure to bowl at the master batsman even though one hasn’t always emerged with credit from the engagements. — Allan Donald ( South African cricketer)
  • 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 waives it around like it is a toothpick. — Brett Lee (Australian cricketer)
  • I have to say Sachin is better than Lara, because he has that aura when he comes out to bat. — Brett Lee (Australian cricketer)
  • He is just a legend of the game. To score 20 or even 30 Test hundreds would represent a magnificent career, but to go on and score 50 is remarkable. He has set the benchmark for other batsmen to follow, but the truth is it is hard to see how anyone can truly follow him because he is moving the bar so high. It is not simply about ability where Sachin is concerned, it is about longevity, fitness, and hard work. And to cap it all he is such a gentleman. I watch him bat and sometimes I wonder how he makes it look so easy. He has an unbelievable gift and he has made the most of it and long may he continue. I’m lucky to have been able to get to know him. — Kevin Pietersen (Australian & English cricketer)
  • To Sachin, the man we all want to be. — Andrew Symonds (Australian cricketer, wrote on an Aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Tendulkar).
  • It did dawn on me at the end of the series that he was something special. — Ian Healy (Australian cricketer, after Tendulkar’s tour to Australia in 1991/92).
  • He is a tremendous cricketer. He is young and has got a lot of ability. He’s got his own style. He has got the temperament for big cricket and I hope that he goes from strength to strength. — Clive Lloyd (West Indies cricketer)
  • This little prick’s going to get more runs than you, AB. — Merv Hughes (Australian cricketer) to Allan Border (Australian cricketer) (after an 18-year-old Tendulkar scored a century in Perth. Tendulkar now has scored more runs than Border).
  • The thing I admire most about this man is his poise. The way he moves, elegantly without ever looking out of place in any condition or company, suggests his pedigree. — Bishan Singh Bedi (Indian cricketer)
  • In the early years, especially around the mid 90s, I had this feeling you could play around on his ego and get him out. He believed he could attack bowlers at any time and anyone who could bowl maidens to him stood a good chance. Things are of course different now. — Erapalli Anantharao Srinivas Prasanna (Indian cricketer)
  • The more I see him, the more I want to see him. — Mohammad Azharuddin (Indian cricketer).
  • The more I see of him the more confused I’m getting to which is his best knock. — M. L. Jaisimha (Indian cricketer)
  • India’s fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing. — Sunil Gavaskar (Indian cricketer)
  • Sachin is the ‘Kohinoor’ diamond of the game of cricket. —- Ajit Wadekar ( Indian cricketer).
  • I am one of those fortune people who have seen Bradman and Tendulkar bat in my lifetime and in my opinion Tendulkar is the best batsman I have seen in my life. — Hanif  Mohammad  (Pakistani cricketer)
  • I know that the new ball is due, but I am saving it for that “Chotu” (Sachin) who is coming next. — Imran Khan[Captain of Pakistan to Javed Miandad (vice captain) in Sachin’s debut test series (1989). “Chotu” is a subcontinental term for the one who is lean and short].
  • There is no doubt he is the greatest batsman. In the last 13-14 years, he has worked so hard and has proved to the world he is outstanding and when he is playing so well, you can only wait to get his wicket. — Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistani cricketer)
  • He is definitely someone who is miles ahead of his competition. In our days, cricket was played less, but in Sachin’s time, there is relentless pressure to perform. And the way he has carried on batting throughout his career is phenomenal. As for myself, I have many videos of Sachin’s best innings which I will watch from time to time to reminisce about his batting achievements when he has retired. — Zaheer Abbas (Pakistanee cricketer)
  • We didn’t see at that time and you cannot visualise 20 years down the track what the player is likely to do in the context of the history of the game. When you score as many runs as he (Tendulkar) has in Test and one-day cricket and score as many centuries and half centuries as he has done, it makes him arguably the greatest player ever in the history of the game. Statistics speak volumes of his contribution to Indian and world cricket. He is a phenomenal player. — Richard Hadlee (New Zealand cricketer)
  • 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 (Sachin’s wife).
  • I can imagine cricket without Sachin. But, can never imagine Sachin without cricket. — Anjali Tendulkar (Sachin’s wife).
  • 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
  • Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching. — A placard at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Do your crime when Sachin is batting, because even God is busy watching his batting. — Australian Fan
  • We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will. — TIME magazine
  • Putting Sachin Tendulkar’s latest feat in a strictly cricketing context would not be fair to the sportsman. His achievements in the world of cricket need to be seen on a par with efforts in any other field – science, art, literature, etc – to push the frontiers of human excellence. — Dawn (a Pakistani newspaper).
  • Sachin treats me like his mother and I always pray for him like a mother. I can never forget the day when he called me ‘Aai’ (means ‘mother’) for the first time. I had never imagined that. It was pleasant surprise for me and I feel blessed to have a son like him. — Lata mangeshkar (legendary Indian singer).


A translation of the above quotes about Sachin Tendulkar in Hindi ( the national language of India), for the convenience of the readers of the Indian subcontinent & Hindi-knowing Indian diaspora around the world, is also available by clicking here.

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  1. Riya
    August 02, 09:17 Riya

    My favorite one among all is by MS Dhoni, Sachin will stay God in cricket.

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  2. Wisey
    August 06, 05:08 Wisey

    Hashim Mohamed Amla OIS is a South African International cricketer who plays for South Africa in all three formats of the game, widely regarded as one of South Africa’s best modern batsman.

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