Memorable quotes on Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman to complete 100 international ton AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Mar 16, 2012

Mathew Hayden: I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.

Sir Donald Bradman: I saw him 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 Garfield Sobers: 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.

Barry Richards: Sachin is cricket s god.

Paul Wilson: He’s better than Ben Hur.

Virat Kohli: Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It is time we carried him on our shoulders.

A placard at the SCG: Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching.

Simon Katich: Sachin Tendulkar is an inspiration to all of us older guys, because he was written off a couple of years ago, ironically by one of our selectors, and the fact is he has proved him wrong.

MS Dhoni: I have joked before that there is a good chance that I might retire before Tendulkar

Sourav Ganguly: To me he will not just be remembered as a great player and a lovely human being, but as somebody who tried to learn Bengali for the last 14 years but never managed to do so!

MS Dhoni: Performance is one thing, performing back to back is something else. People may call Sachin Tendulkar a sitting elephant, but he’s the best. He never said a word, and wanted to let his bat do the talking.

Adam Gilchrist: I now know what Sachin Tendulkar feels every time he bats in India.

Hashim Amla: Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.

Shane Warne: Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt – daylight second, Brian Lara third.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova: 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.

Shane Warne: I want to clarify that this nightmare thing was a joke. Sachin is the best batsman of my time… but I am not scared of him, or anybody for that matter.

Brian Lara: Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal.

Dennis Lillee: If I’ve to bowl to Sachin, I’ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.

Peter Roebuck: On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing 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!!

Congratulations Sachin!

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