Sachin Tendulkar Quotes About Life, Cricket & Success


Sachin Tendulkar(Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar) born (24 April 1973) in Mumbai, India also nick named ‘God of Cricket’, ‘Little Master’ and ‘Master Blaster’. He was former cricketer and captain of Indian Cricket team. He was termed as the greatest batsman of all time and highest run scorer of all time in International cricket. He started his international career against Pakistan in 15 November 1989 at the age of sixteen. He represented India for 24 years and he was part of 2011 World Cup winning team. He retired from all forms of cricket on 16 November 2013. He played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs. These inspiring Sachin Tendulkar quotes will help you to chase your dreams in life.

Best Sachin Tendulkar Quotes

  1. “I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.”   , Sachin Tendulkar quotes about cricket
  2. “I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.”
  3.  “The only thing that was on my mind ‘I want to play for India one day,’ and I was pretty sure and confident that one day I will.”
  4.  “I tell the youngsters, respect the cricketers who actually played with you before. It will help you stay on the ground.”  , Sachin Tendulkar quotes success
  5. “I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.”
  6. “I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.”
  7. “I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.”
  8. “I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching, him I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.”
  9. “At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.”
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  11. “I spent a lot of time preparing myself physically and mentally. I would rather convert that negative energy into positive energy.”
  12. “It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it.”
  13. “I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.”
  14. “I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.”
  15. “I think you are at the wrong press conference.” – Sachin Tendulkar when asked about retirement
  16. “There have been ups and downs, but it has taught us a lot in life. Going with the team through those ups and downs is a terrific journey.”
  17. “Critics haven’t taught me my cricket, and they don’t know what my body and mind are up to.”
  18. “If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game. As a parent, I would be happier hearing people say, “Sachin is a good human being” than “Sachin is a great cricketer” any day.”  , Sachin Tendulkar quotes love
  19. “It really doesn’t matter honestly to look at the scoreboard where it’s 20 runs and 2 wickets down or 200 runs, 2 wickets down, because…if you’re positive inside it really doesn’t matter. It just requires different planning sometimes.”
  20. “When I walk into bat, I should know that ‘Yes, I’ve prepared to the best of my ability. I couldn’t have done anything better.’ That is when I feel that I am ready to go out and play.”
  21. “Competitive Spirit has Played a Huge Role in Making me what I am.”
  22. I’m really focusing now on how I can get to the next level as a batsman. How can I get even more competitive? How can I get even more consistent? How can I get better?”
  23. “Couldn’t have asked for more. This is ultimate. It is the proudest moment of my life.” , Sachin Tendulkar after India won the 2011 World Cup

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  24. “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
  25. “I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.” — Matthew Hayden
  26. “Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.” — Hashim Amla
  27. “There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others.” — Andy Flower
  28. “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
  29. “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,  Sachin Tendulkar quotes by other players
  30. “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
  31. “He’s been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive.” — Daniel Vettori
  32. “We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin.” — Mark Taylor
  33. “We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.” — TIME magazine
  34. “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
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  36. “If I’ve to bowl to Sachin, I’ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.” — Dennis Lillee.
  37. “I don’t know cricket, I don’t know how Sachin plays. But I still try to watch him playing because I want to know why my country’s economy goes down 0.5% when he’s batting.” — Barack Obama  ,Sachin Tendulkar quotes by Obama
  38. “I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin and not to applaud him.” — Hansie Cronje
  39. “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  ,Sachin Tendulkar quotes by cricketers
  40. “In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so.” — Virat Kohli
  41. “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)
  42. “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
  43. “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
  44. “Don’t bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours.” — Michael Kasprowicz
  45. “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
  46. “You get him out and half the battle is won.” — Arjuna Ranatunga
  47. “I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.”   , Sachin Tendulkar quotes dream
  48. “Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you’ve got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background.”
  49. “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)
  50. “I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat.” — Amitabh Bachchan
  51. “He must be the most singlehanded devotee cricket has ever seen. Cricket has taken up so much of his life that at times you would wonder what is he going to do once he gives up the game.”– Greg Chappell  , Sachin Tendulkar quotes about life
  52. “I’m fortunate that I’ve to bowl to him only in the nets.” — Anil Kumble
  53. “Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime and I am privileged he played in my time.” — Wasim Akram
  54. “It is an amazing achievement to play for the country for over two decades and still continue to be the team’s anchor. Sachin makes all of us so very proud.” – India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
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  56. “Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially if you’ve got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat.” — Mike Hussey
  57. “If Sachin bats well, India sleeps well.” — Harsha Bhogle
  58. “When you play against Tendulkar, you almost want to see him get a few runs just to see him bat.” — Mark Waugh
  59. “Twenty20 cricket is the dessert and you can’t survive on that. Who wants to eat only desserts?”
  60. “I never get tired of umpiring whenever Sachin is at the crease.” — Rudy Koertzen
  61. “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
  62. “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
  63. “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  , Sachin Tendulkar quotes on Sourav Ganguly
  64. “I think he is marvelous. 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
  65. “I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar.” —Shane Warne
  66. “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
  67. “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
  68. “Sachin is the most complete batsman I have ever seen.” — Ricky Ponting
  69. “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
  70. “I can imagine cricket without Sachin, but I can’t imagine Sachin without cricket.” – Sachin Tendulkar’s wife, Anjali
  71. “Sachin Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It is time we carried him on our shoulders” – Virat Kohli after India won the 2011 World Cup
  72. “India me aap Prime Minister ko ek baar katghare me khada kar sakte hain. Par Sachin Tendulkar par ungli nahi utha Sakte.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu
  73. “Harder he works, the luckier he gets.” – Ian Chappell
  74. “He has defined cricket in his fabulous, impeccable manner. He is to batting what Shane Warne is to bowling.” – Richie Benaud
  75. “India’s fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing.” – Sunil Gavaskar
  76. “What we need is 10 Tendulkars.” – Paul Strang
  77. “Today, he showed the world why he is considered the best batsman around. Some of the shots he played were simply amazing. Earlier, opposing teams used to feel that Sachin’s dismissal meant they could win the game. Today, I feel that the Indian players, too, feel this way.” – Wasim Akram
  78. “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  ,Sachin Tendulkar quotes by fans
  79. “I was fielding in the covers when Tendulkar came out to bat in his debut Test at Karachi. I still remember Waqar Younis was in peak form at that time. Tendulkar tried to drive Waqar through the covers off his very first ball in Test cricket but was beaten all ends up. But I walked to captain Imran Khan and told him ‘this kid looks very good’ and Imran agreed with me.” – Abdul Qadir
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  81. “I have joked before that there is a good chance that I might retire before Tendulkar.” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  82. “I have watched a lot of Tendulkar and we have spoken to each other a lot. He has it in him to be among the very best.” – Sir Garfield Sobers
  83. “For me it is a matter of pride that I have been born in the age in the which Tendulkar is playing.” – Sania Mirza
  84. “Technically, you can’t fault Sachin. Seam or spin, fast or slow nothing is a problem.” – Geoffrey Boycot
  85. “Well, it’s such a record that you can only compare it with Bob Beamon’s long-jump world record set in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. At that time it seemed that it would never be broken. Tendulkar’s 50 Test centuries is one such records which doesn’t look like being surpassed.” – Sunil Gavaskar after Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th Test hundred
  86. “With Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, it was better to be friends and make them smile rather than wind them up.” – Shane Warne
  87. “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
  88. “He exists where we can’t.” — Ajay Jadeja
  89. “There is no better sight on the cricket field than watching Tendulkar bat.” — Harsha Bhogle
  90. “Playing in the same team as Sachin is a huge honour. His balance of mind, shrewd judgment, modesty and, above all, his technical brilliance make him my all-time hero. You can’t get a more complete cricketer than Sachin. He has everything that a cricketer needs to have.” – Rahul Dravid
  91. “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
  92. “Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you’ve got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat.” – Michael Hussey
  93. “You can never say that he is out of form. He is a volcano waiting to explode and we hope he doesn’t do that against us in the one-dayers.” – Daryl Tuffey
  94. “I am glad it does not breathe.” – Sachin Tendulkar on his wax statue at Madame Tussauds
  95. “He is a perfectly balanced batsman and knows perfectly well when to attack and when to play defensive cricket. He has developed the ability to treat bowlers all over the world with contempt and can destroy any attack with utmost ease.” – Greg Chappell
  96. “Tendulkar can now rightly lay claim to the title of being the greatest batsman in cricket history. And if some people argue about his greatness then there are certainly no arguments about his being the most prolific, he is a complete run machine and his 50th Test hundred is a testimony of his endurance and passion for the sport.” – Rashid Latif

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  97. “The more I see of him the more confused I’m getting to which is his best knock.” – ML Jaisimha
  98. “It was clear to us even when he walked out to bat in that Test as a teenager that he had talent. The fact that he has been around for 21 years and done justice to that god gifted talent in both forms of the game is an achievement any cricketer would be proud off. It will be difficult for anyone to break his record.” – Javed Miandad after Tendulkar scored his 50th Test ton
  99. “Sachin is cricket’s God.” – Barry Richards
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  101. “I think it is just the way he has changed the game overall and his own game because there are so many situations he has faced. He is now competing mostly against himself, like most great cricketers do. I think he has mastered all of them. The only challenge he has is to beat himself every time he walks out there because he has done almost everything.” – Kumar Sangakkara
  102. “He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.” – Waqar Younis
  103. “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
  104. “What I admire about Sachin is his humility, respect for elders and the passion for the game that he has retained even after so many years and after achieving so much in cricket. He has not changed at all.” – Dilip Vengsarkar
  105. “I never coached Sachin Tendulkar, I gave him gentle advice when he asked for it.” – John Wright
  106. “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 (on Tendulkar’s 50th Test hundred)
  107. “He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back.” — Ravi Shastri
  108. “His humbleness and simplicity has helped him to achieve what others could not. His dedication is one of the main reasons for his achievements and he is role model to up and coming youngsters. In India, every youngster who is in to school or college cricket wants to become a Sachin.” – Krishnamachari Srikkanth
  109. “I don’t know what to bowl at him. I bowled an inswinger and he drove me through covers of the front foot. Then I bowled an outswinger and he again punched through covers of the backfoot. He is the toughest batsmen I’ve bowled to. He should live long and score lots of runs, but not against Pakistan.” – Wasim Akram
  110. “In terms of technique and compactness, Sachin Tendulkar is the best.” – Desmond Haynes
  111. “Technically he stands out as the best because of his ability to increase the pace at will.”– David Boon
  112. “He is Sachin Tendulkar. I hope he stays Sachin Tendulkar. We need a new player, a player in his own way. He has a technique which is the hallmark of a great player. Everything indicates that he will be a great player and I am sure he will prove me right. Reminds me of Barry Richards.” – Eddie Barlow
  113. “Tendulkar is a world class player and a great ambassador for the game. As a youngster I watched the games and that’s where all my dreams started. You watch Tendulkar on TV and you think that I want to be like that one day.” – Graeme Smith
  114. “Sachin treats me like his mother and I always pray for her like a mother. I can never forget the day when he called me ‘aai’ (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
  115. “Sachin is the Kohinoor diamond of the game of cricket. This cricketer has unmatched talent and you can’t find another Tendulkar ever.”– Ajit Wadekar
  116. “Sachin is the greatest role model I’ve ever met.” – Gary Kirsten
  117. “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.” –Dhoni
  118. “The pressure on me is nothing compared to Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin, like God, must never fail. The crowd always expects him to succeed and it is too much pressure on him. But, he rarely disappoints them.” – Mark Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar quotes by legends
  119. “Actually, I have one particular spot in the house from where I can watch TV and also keep an eye on my Ganpati (Ganesha). I don’t eat. I don’t answer phones. I don’t drink. I don’t even move. I don’t reply to any sms until he’s out.”  – Anjali Tendulkar’s routine when Sachin is at the batting crease.

Amazing facts about Sachin Tendulkar(God of Cricket):-

  • He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries,
  • He is the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket
  • Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman in 2002 and second greatest ODI batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards
  • He has appeared 6 times in World Cup tournament representing India
  • Only Indian cricketer included in an all-time Test World XI in 2013
  • He received Arjuna Award sporting achievement in 1994
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (India’s highest sporting honour) award in 1997; the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008
  • Prime Minister’s Office announced award him the Bharat Ratna (India’s highest civilian award) in 2013
  • Sachin was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India in 2012
  • First person without an aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force

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