Legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is widely known as God of Cricket, Master Blaster and awarded as India’s highest civil honour Bharat Ratna. Here is the collection of Sachin Tendulkar Best Quotes ever
A great spinner can be unplayable on a turner.
Players know that you have to set a big target, and that has probably changed the way Test cricket is played because the same approach has spread.
If you leave balls outside the off stump all day, the captain will say, why do I need a fielder in the deep?
Any batsman would like to score runs when there is more help for bowlers.
I should be doing what the team wants me to and not what someone sitting 85 yards away in the commentators’ box feels.
There is no question that it is a team game, and it is the responsibility of all 11 individuals to execute a team plan on any given day.
You can’t be talking about what the country should be doing and then focus on an individual.
If I play a big shot and get out, some people will say what’s the need to do.
I feel I should play the way I think I should play and not according to how XYZ feels.
It is difficult for any player to keep outsiders happy.
It’s very easy to say that you should go out and play your natural game, but sometimes you end up taking plenty of risks, and if you get out to doing that, people start talking one way.
I know I am doing the right thing, I don’t need to worry about what people are saying.
People keep saying, `Ah he is not playing the same number of shots as before,’ but if you look at the strike-rate, you’ll see I’m scoring at the same pace, just scoring in a different way.
As you spend more and more time in the team, your role changes. It cannot be what it was 15 years ago or seven years ago.
I don’t think there is any player in the world who has played in the same gear throughout his career.
If I kept playing the same way throughout my career, it would mean the opposition have not been using their brains. The opposition works on your game and comes up with certain plans.
The bowlers think, okay this is how he likes to play and these are the shots he plays, and I will block these shots and make him play somewhere else.
If bowler decide to bowl to you on off stump with seven fielders on the off side it is not necessary to still play flamboyant cover drives. So sometimes you shuffle across and play on the leg.
I hope people get sharp enough to understand that there were times when bowlers attacked you and you counter-attacked.
Cricket is often about not doing what your opponents want you to do. You have to be smart.
Let’s say that the body and mind are not going to be working in the same direction all the time. Sometime your body doesn’t move in the same direction as your mind. You want to go there but you just can’t because it’s a body, not a machine.
I don’t want to hit where there are fielders, I want to play somewhere I can score runs, so I have to look for different shots.
You don’t do at the age of 35 what you did at 16.
It really doesn’t matter if there are people moving around in front of the screen or whatever. Otherwise, even a small hanky disturbs you.
As you grow older, obviously the body is going to change physically and your thinking obviously changes.
If you know that whatever you say will become a controversy, why get into it unnecessarily?
There are people who are managing the issues and my job, at least for the time being, is to play cricket, so let me focus on that.
I want to keep playing with the same attitude like I have always done. I am not going to think about how many years I have got left, but just go out and enjoy it. You can’t think of how many more runs you are going to get.
I don’t think if I average 64 people are going to call me a great player and if I average 57 people will call me lesser player.
I am going to push myself harder because the time I have is never going to come back again.
I want us to win a World Cup. That will be a real icing on the cake.
I will not say anything to you if you fail. But if you fail to give 100 per cent, I’ll see to it that you are made to realise that.
If after giving 100 per cent, you fail five times in a row, that’s fine. But if you have not tried, if you have taken things lightly, then I am not the guy you should come to.
Every individual has his own talent and limitations and is expected to perform accordingly.
I felt that if everyone had spent their energy in the right direction, we could have moved ahead.
Captaining India was obviously a great honour for me but it wasn’t the ultimate thing for me. The ultimate thing was to play cricket for India.
When I was removed from captaincy, I said in my statement that you can stop me from leading India, but no one can stop me from playing cricket.
Playing cricket is the ultimate thing in my life. I want to play for India.
I am pretty sure that I did whatever I thought was best for Indian cricket.
I am a firm believer that it’s not about captaincy, but about how the team plays, how the individuals perform.
I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me. I never let it affect me; instead I kept positive thoughts and made sure that I have something to show.
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.
Believe True I Believe Same As a kid I loved John McEnroe. They called me Mac because, while everyone else liked Borg, I was crazy about McEnroe. I tried wearing headbands and sweatbands, and whooping at people. It didn’t quite work.
Work Me People Crazy When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it’s been great.
Cricket Great Country Always Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit of a history regarding Pakistan.
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.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.
I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.
There are over 200 million illiterate women in India. This low literacy negatively impacts not just their lives but also their families’ and the country’s economic development. A girl’s lack of education also has a negative impact on the health and well-being of her children.
Before you lay a foundation on the cricket field, there should be a solid foundation in your heart and you start building on that. After that as you start playing more and more matches, you learn how to score runs and how to take wickets.
If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicised? I have values I inherited from my father. He helped many. Anyone, even a postman knocking on our door would get a glass of water and some sweets.
I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.
Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds.
I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.
From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot.
I just want to continue the way I am going.
Game Think Like Who I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.
Never About Players Different If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.
You Mind Feel Realize At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
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.
Isn’t cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.
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?
I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.
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.
When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.
It doesn’t always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle.
I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
Simple Play Ball Watch There are a few players who don’t like to think about the game.
Me Than Match, Much Critics haven’t taught me my cricket, and they don’t know what my body and mind are up to.
History Team Tough Special I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.
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