Home > News >

Sachin Tendulkar’s mental strength inspires me: Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman said that Sachin was a great batsman © Getty Images
Hugh Jackman said that Sachin is very talented © Getty Images

May 19, 2014

Australian-born Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman was recently in the country for the promotions of his latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. He spoke about how closely he follows cricket, which mutant he thought would be best at cricket, and how he is inspired by Sachin Tendulkar.

In an interview with The Times of India, Jackman said, “Am pretty sure Wolverine [the X-Men character he plays in the film] would be a bad cricket player — he would not have the patience.”

Jackman continued, “I do follow it as closely as I can. I just discovered, in the last Ashes series, that on channel one thousand and seven in America, you can watch all the cricket. So I have it on quite regularly, and of course, as an Australian, it’s been a pretty good series in South Africa, the English series was great, T20 not so great. Of course, now that we [Australia] are not T20 champions, it’s all about Test cricket for me.

“I loved while growing up how some countries would have captains who were not the greatest cricketers, they may actually have been past their prime — I remember Mike Brearley. He was not regarded as the greatest cricketer, but he was regarded as one of the greatest captains of all time. Now, cricket is a mind game. I mean, [Sachin] Tendulkar is who he is, very talented, but I’m most inspired by his mental strength, and how he seems to wear it so easily. So someone like Professor Xavier [the handicapped mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers] — so long as he could walk – having that mind ability, I’d want him as my captain. Knowing which bowler to bring on, knowing when they’re getting tired, oh, he doesn’t like the short ball, or, he likes the short ball — all of that, he’d be best.”

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014  at Bengaluru

Chennai Super Kings won by 54 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Kane, Devcich praise each others knock

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: CSK sends clear signal to other sides by ravaging Dolphins

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Highlights

Mitchell Marsh: I thought that the match was tied against Dolphins

Live Cricket Score Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 Match 8: CSK romp home by 54 runs

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kuldeep Yadav’s dramatic debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shows he is one for the future

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Hobart Hurricanes Incheon Asian Games India at Asian Games 2014 Lahore Lions

Jason Gillespie: Australia, New Zealand or South Africa favorites to win the ICC World Cup 2015

Makhaya Ntini looks forward to match at Mount Kilimanjaro summit

Mitchell Marsh: I thought that the match was tied against Dolphins

Usain Bolt picks Shane Warne over Sachin Tendulkar

Anandji Dossa passes away

Sorabji Colah: An outstanding slip fielder who never fulfilled his batting promises

Anandji Dossa — a life to cherish

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: CSK sends clear signal to other sides by ravaging Dolphins

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Highlights

List of highest innings’ totals in CLT20 and overall T20 cricket

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

670 Posts | 6 Fans

CLT20 2014: Kings Xi Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, final over

Kajol at the United Nations headquarters-View pic!

Why green gram or moong dal is good for health

Savvy Superfoods Straight from your Mom’s Kitchen

Asian Games 2014 Live Updates: Abhinav Bindra qualifies for the 10m Air Rifle finals

Hrithik Roshan: I am not reprising Tom Cruise in Bang Bang!

Microsoft’s Xbox One launched in India, prices start from Rs 39,990

Apple iPhone 5S now available for less that Rs 35,000 on Indian e-commerce sites

Is having leaky breasts during pregnancy normal?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here