15 Quotes That Pay Testament To Sachin Tendulkar’s Immortality


As the world celebrates Sachin Tendulkar’s 42nd birthday today, our very own Little Master has a little gift for all his fans that they will cherish for a long time to come. A photograph of the “God of Cricket” has been released in which he is seen sitting next to his trunk of most precious memories, engrossed in deep conversation with the British director James Erskine. Yes, the rumors pertaining to Sachin Tendulkar, shooting for a documentary feature based on his life, are indeed, true.

Nothing less than a God of the religion than is called cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is worshipped not only in India but everywhere in the world. Holding just about every record in batting, the master blaster is, perhaps, the most complete batsman to walk on the face of earth. And, no, I’m not exaggerating here.  Cricketing legends have come and gone, but very few would hesitate in calling him a maestro.

Don’t believe me? Take a look:

  1. “I see myself when I see Sachin batting.” – Sir Donald Bradman
  2. “I have seen God. He bats for India at number 4 in Tests.” – Matthew Hayden
  3. “We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.” – Time Magazine
  4. “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.” – Sir Viv Richards
  5. “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. The genius can stop time in India.” – Peter Roebuck
  6. “We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin.” – Mark Taylor
  7. “Even if my grand children don’t remember the fact that I scored 10,000 runs in One Day and Test Cricket, they will surely talk about the fact that I was a team mate of Sachin Tendulkar!” – Rahul Dravid
  8. “There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others.” – Andy Flower
  9. “Tendulkar is to Cricket what Michael Jordan is to Basketball and Muhammad Ali is to boxing.” – Brain Lara
  10. “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 swtch off their lives.” – BBC Sports
  11. “If Sachin bats well, India sleeps well.” – Harsha Bhogle
  12. “He has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive.” – Daniel Vettori
  13. “I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin, not to applaud him.” – Hansie Cronje
  14. “I would like to thank you, Sachin, from the bottom of my heart for letting us breathe the same air as you do.” – Shahrukh Khan
  15. “Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetimeand I am privileged he played in my time.” – Wasim Akram

Sangeeta Purkayastha

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