Sacin Tendulkar (Left) is the leading run-getter in Tests and ODIs    PTI
Sacin Tendulkar (Left) is the leading run-getter in Tests and ODIs PTI

New Delhi: Citing the example of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who broke and created several records in the game of cricket, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the students to learn from the life of cricket legend in order to compete and improve. Addressing the nation in his first address of 2017 in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, Prime Minister Modi said it is always self-competition and not competition with others which helps a person to improve and become a better human being. “Take the example of Sachin Tendulkar. In his career which extended for more than 20 years, he kept breaking his own records day after day and got better and better with each passing day. The secret of his success was self-competition and not competition with others,” the Prime Minister said. READ: Sachin Tendulkar shares his favourite moments in Kolkata and the mongoose story

He also advised the students to study for knowledge and not only for mere marks as it would lead them to go for shortcuts. “Only studying for marks will lead to shortcuts and one will limit himself or herself. It is important to study for knowledge,” he said. “The root of all the problems are expectations, it is acceptance that makes things easy. You should compete with yourself to see how tomorrow can be made better than yesterday,” he added.

Tendulkar also said that the current Indian team is one of the fittest sides in the world. Our fitness routine was slightly different. There was less awareness. More and more things were discovered with time and eventually those things added more value to the fitness, the 43-year-old added. He also pointed out that for fielding well, both mind and body need to be sync to achieve the goal. It is one thing to be mentally attacking but the fact that you also make your body to go to that dimension where your mind goes and that is only possible when you are fit, when you practice.”

(With inputs from PTI)