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March 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar [pics]

Coming 24th April is Sachin's Birthday so Wish Him
Famous Quotes on Sachin

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Poem on Sachin Tendulkar

Dear Sachin Tendulkar,

With the passing sands of time, the moving clouds, the blowing breeze,the materialistic world comes to a stand still;
To greet you, to pray for you, to bless you;
In this world of unknown few people become so special, so their deeds, so their birthday;
This birthday we call it as a hey day;
A blissful day, a cheerful day;
This is your’s heyday, this is our hey day;
We celebrate you, we emulate you;

Every new time, gives the reason to hope, a hope to rope the seasons to come;
The hope that is faith, the faith that is power;
The faith is magnanimous, the power is unanimous;
A nation inspires by you, a nation swears b you;
A nation rejoices you, a nation stands by you;
The hope is you, the power is you;
The hope when turns into smile gives rush for miles in the lives of us;
The hope when turned into a tear brings the hush of fear in the lives of us;
The faith, when turns into courage bring the gush of enthusiasm in the lives of us;
The emotion is you, the emotion is you;
The equanimity you show in the face of adversity, the simplicity you show in the face of complexity;
When the nation’s demand becomes your command;
The demand to place the nation’s pride on the pedestal;
You lead us stoically, showing no pains, for nation’s gain;
We feel grateful, we feel heart filled;
The attitude is you, the gratitude is you;

When the things don’t work within us, we feel dejected;
When the things don’t work for our happiness we feel rejected;
We try to search happiness through others;
Few people come across to entertain us; few come across to shower happiness on us;
The entertainment is ephemeral, the happiness is eternal;
The happiness is you, the happiness is you;
It’s very difficult to match the standards set by an individual;
It’s very ideal to follow the path set by an individual;
You inspire us in many ways, yet remain simple;
You deeds speak in volumes, yet you remain simple;
The inspiration is you, the inspiration is you.
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Sachin Tendulkar 100 Not Out [Records]

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was amongst the first to wish Tendulkar and said he has made the country proud. "Tendulkar's long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. I wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth," Singh said in a press release.
Wish Sachin on His 39th Birthday
Tendulkar was also congratulated by ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said he is a marvel to cricket lovers around the world, adding he is a true role model. "On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country. This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated," Lorgat was quoted as saying in an ICC release.
Lorgat also said: "Like millions of others I have personally followed his career ever since he first played for India as a gifted 16-year-old and now, more than two decades later, his passion and personal records, which include more than 33,000 runs at international level, is a modern day wonder." 

Sachin Tendulkar Stats...

Tendulkar scored his first international century - 119* - against England at Old Trafford in August 1990; while his first ODI century (110) came against Australia at Colombo on 9 September 1994.

Tendulkar scored 12 centuries in 1998 - the most he has in a year in his career. He has scored eight centuries in three different years (1996, 1999 and 2010).

Tendulkar, who is the most capped player in Tests and ODIs, holds an array of batting records including for the most runs and centuries scored in those two formats of the game. 

In his 188 Tests, Tendulkar has scored 15470 runs, including 51 centuries; and in his 462 ODIs, the batting maestro has scored 18,374 runs, including 49 centuries.

Tendulkar has scored 1000 or more runs in a calendar six times - 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010. He has also scored 1,000 or more ODI runs in a calendar year seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007.
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September 16, 2011

Rahul is and will continue to be a role model for all of us:Sachin Tendulkar

Rahul dravid
I really don’t know where to begin when it comes to Rahul. He has had a fabulous career as a one-day player, and has contributed so much to Indian cricket. I have no doubt that he is and will continue to be a role model for all of us. But the thing about Rahul is that in the limited-overs format, I feel he is the unsung hero of the Indian team, despite having such a remarkable career. The amount of runs he has scored shows his contribution to the one-day game, and to the country.
It feels nice to have been part of some of his special moments, and I know that it isn’t easy to reach any of the milestones that Rahul has in his career. I still remember the wonderful partnership we had in Hyderabad against New Zealand, where we both scored centuries, and put on over 300; that was special, and a very good knock. Rahul batted beautifully in that innings, and he also accelerated well during its course, staying ahead of the game.

A great thing about Rahul is that he has always loved to work hard, always trying to stay a step ahead of the game. When he started playing ODI cricket, he faced some initial difficulties, but he was never one to give up. He worked very hard on his flaws, and he made sure to fight it out. In one-day cricket, you will come across batsmen who will give you quick starts, some who will score with blistering pace. With Rahul, though, it’s different.
He may not give you a quick start, but he will surely make his innings count in terms of time spent at the crease. You need such players in the team, and he was the best man for the job. Others in the team played around him, while Rahul batted as the situation demanded. It wasn’t that he couldn’t bat quickly, he just made sure that he batted according to the situation. His Test innings are of course more famous, but I still fondly remember one ODI innings that he played in 2007 at Bristol where he scored a 90 that came off 60-odd balls. It wasn’t a surprise to any of us, and even in the past, he scored a terrific 50 against NZ.
Rahul also had that ability to finish a game, and I remember he played the same role at No.5, or for that matter at any other spot in the batting order. And that was one of the main reasons he sustained his role as an important member in the side. Whenever he got the opportunity, Rahul made sure he was there at the end in his finishing role, and was successful many times.
He is the perfect team man; when he was asked to keep wickets we all knew that he will do well because he was initially a wicketkeeper. It later helped him, and came as a big help to all of us in the Indian team during the 2003 World Cup. He got better by the day during that campaign, and also managed to score quick runs with the bat.
We used to chat extensively about the game, discussing batting at length. In fact, we still do. We discuss how to approach the game. It is very hard for me to single out one particular favourite moment with him, because we have shared so many good ones over so many years. He has opened for the team, batted at number three, batted down the order, and batted wherever required. It truly has been one remarkable journey.
A Quick Look on Rahul Dravid's ODI Journey
Rahul Dravid in ODIs: January 1999 to January 2003 
MatchesInningsNot OutsRunsHighestAverageBalls FacedStrikeRate100s50s

Notice how well the stats correspond to the manner in which one would want the anchor to function. A high average and a strike-rate that - while slower than normal - wasn't slow enough to set the team back. The next few years of his batting were his golden age, with his Test match form hitting a zenith. However, in the great deeds that he accomplished over five days, it is often forgotten that the next few years were also Dravid's best as an ODI batsman. Most Indian batsmen hit great form in the 2003 World Cup, and while Dravid didn't score as many runs in this edition as he had done in 1999, his batting too contributed to India's good run. The off-field turmoil with the Greg Chappell imbroglio later on, didn't impact Dravid on-field, and neither did the captaincy. In fact, until he gave up the captaincy after India's tour of England in 2007, it was easily Dravid's best phase as an ODI batsman. 

Rahul Dravid in ODIs: February 2003 to September 2007 

MatchesInningsNot OutsRunsHighestAverageBalls FacedStrikeRate100s50s

A combination of Dravid's average and strike-rate over these three phases illustrates his evolution as a batsman well. For the purpose of comparison, the product of the batting average and batting strike-rate is taken as a single measure and compared with the existing measure across all matches played in the relevant periods. The difference between Dravid's combination of average and strike-rate and the overall period combination of the average and strike-rate is a very good indicator of how far above or below the average Dravid's performance was. 

RD AveRD St.RateRD CombinationPeriod AveragePeriod St. RatePeriod CombinationPercentage Difference
Debut - Nov '9831.6563.4820.0929.9279.5023.78-15.52%
Jan '99 - Jan '0341.7970.4929.4629.7279.1523.5225.27%
Feb '03 - Sep '0742.6875.7632.3329.8881.7224.4232.38%

 The table clearly shows Dravid's initial struggles in the ODI format, with his overall performance significantly below average. Given that the overall figures include those of the tail-end batsmen who have batted in the period, the minimum that a top-order batsman should have is 20% above the norm. Dravid did that in his second phase, and in his final phase, transformed into a very good limited-overs batsman indeed.
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September 12, 2011

India dominates in ICC World 11

The ICC on Monday announced its ODI Team of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by West Indian batting legend and former captain Clive Lloyd.
The announcement was made at a special function ahead of the LG ICC Awards ceremony which is being held this evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Presented in association with FICA, the LG ICC Awards recognise the best international players and officials of the past 12 months.
Six countries are represented in the 12-man line-up and just one player - Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India - four years in a row. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 winning captain keeps wicket and leads the side and is joined by fellow ICC ODI Team of the Year 2009 members AB de Villiers of South Africa and Shane Watson of Australia.

There are four Indians in the side, all of whom were involved in India's ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 victory over Sri Lanka in Mumbai in April of the year. Meanwhile Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga, who were all part of the side that lost out to Dhoni's men in the final on 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, are selected for the team too.
Chairman of the LG ICC Awards selection panel, Lloyd said: "This has been an outstanding year for 50-over cricket. I think everyone saw in the ICC Cricket World Cup how exciting this format can be."
"The ICC Cricket World Cup was rightly applauded as one of the greatest in history and no one who was in Mumbai will forget that remarkable evening. The ODI team of the year reflects the success of India with four players selected - Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and Zaheer Khan. Yuvraj was, of course, the player of the tournament and MS Dhoni, the man of the match in the final, whilst fellow finalists Sri Lanka has three players in the side."
Lloyd was joined on the panel by former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas, formerEngland captain Mike Gatting, former New Zealand bowler Danny Morrison and former South African bowler Paul Adams. Statistics were available as a guide but were not necessarily the overwhelming factor in the choices made.
The ICC ODI Team of the Year was one of two teams selected by the ICC selection panel along with the Test line-up which was announced last month.
ICC ODI Team of the Year (in batting order)
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka), Virender Sehwag (India), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Shane Watson (Australia), Yuvraj Singh (India),MS Dhoni (India, wicketkeeper/captain), Graeme Swann (England), Umar Gul (Pakistan), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Zaheer Khan (India), 12th Man - Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
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June 1, 2011

Shahid Afridi quits international cricket again,fans & cricketers are not happy with this decision

Shahid Afridi
Miffed over the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to snatch the ODI team’s captaincy from him and his recent altercation with coach Waqar Younis, swashbuckling all rounder Shahid Afridi has reportedly announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.
According to Geo News, announcing his retirement, Afridi said it was hard for him to play under a cricket board, which pays no respect to senior players.
“I cannot work with the people who find it difficult to tolerate statements in favour of cricket,” Geo News quoted Afridi, as saying.
"It is nothing short of an hounour for me that Pakistan played world cup semifinal under my captaincy," he added.
 The former captain and coach Waqar fell out during the tour of West Indies earlier this month.
Afridi told the PCB that he was upset with Waqar's role after which the selectors removed him from captaincy and handed over the ODI responsibilities to middle-order bastman Misbah-ul-Haq.
The PCB’s move to remove Afridi from captaincy was criticised by many former Pakistani cricketers.
Former skipper Wasim Akram came down hard on the PCB, saying the board has committed a blunder by sacking Afridi and handing over the day captaincy to Misbah, who according to him, has no future.
Akram said Afridi had bought glory to the country against all odds, particularly after the spot-fixing row involving three top players- Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Amir  and  Salman Butt.
The flamboyant cricketer has played 325 ODIs scoring 6695 at an average of 23.49. Afridi’s astounding strike rate of 113.82 in the ODIs is representative of his explosive batting style. He also holds the record of the fastest ODI century in just 37 balls. He has also bagged 315 wickets at an average of 34.22.
The all rounder has played 43 T20s and 27 Tests and scored 683 and 1716 runs respectively in the two formats of the game.

Ijaz Butt faces biggest challenge in Afridi's defiance

Ijaz Butt & Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi's stunning retirement to protest his sacking as Pakistan's ODI captain could be the toughest test of PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt's tenure so far but he is unlikely to go back on his decision.

"At the end of the day Butt is a tough nut to crack and he has shown he can withstand media, public and government pressure," a PCB official said.

"But what he has to decide is whether to make Afridi an example or ease him back into the team and heal the wounds. Eventually it all boils down to how soon this controversy dies down in Pakistan cricket," he added.

Afridi took everyone by surprise last night when he announced, he was retiring from international cricket as he could not play under the present board set up which didn't respect players and had some "disgraceful" people.

Afridi's decision to retire came few days after Butt had sacked him as captain of the national one-day team before the series against Ireland and replaced him with Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq who led the team to a 2-0 series win over Ireland.

The board gave no official reason for removing Afridi especially after he led the team to the World Cup semi-finals and also to a series win in the West Indies although unofficially it was confirmed that Butt acted on a report from manager Intikhab Alam from the West Indies.

The word is that a report was sought from the manager after reported differences between the captain and head coach, Waqar Younis on many issues including selection of teams and Intikhab informed the board that Afridi was at fault in the entire episode.

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MS Dhoni in B-school syllabus:CNN IBN

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh dhoni isn't 30 yet but he is already one of India's most iconic figures. From being an inspiration to millions, Dhoni is now the subject of a management curriculum.

Be it the historic first on a sunny afternoon in Johannesburg or the mighty heave that landed the trophy that an entire nation had waited for nearly three decades, MS Dhoni's exemplary leadership skills and self-confidence is already much talked about.

The Indian captain has now become a role model not just for budding cricketers but also for management students. At IFIM Business School in Bangalore, Dhoni's case study has been made a part of the mandatory paper on leadership skills of the school's curriculum.
MS Dhoni in B-school syllabus

"Having a dream and performing it, there is a lot of difference. And here is a young man who played cricket and cricket is a game that needs a lot of strategy, there is a huge amount of competition. There is a lot of coolness that is needed and he showed that on the field. For the students they could identify (with) that immediately," said Madhumita Chatterjee, professor and chairperson of IFIM Business School.

Students too are keen to learn more from Dhoni's ability to excel under intense pressure.

"It is a positive approach towards the growth because Dhoni is a perfect example of the young leader we are looking forward to, because he has the belief in himself as well as the belief in the team," said Siddharth, a student.

Certainly, the Indian skipper's influence is not just restricted within the boundaries of a cricket field anymore and with so much success already in the bag, it is hardly a surprise.
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May 29, 2011

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Won the IPL 4,Dhoni's Golden Luck strikes again

Chennai Super Kings successfully defended their Indian Premier League title on home soil by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs.

Chennai Super Kings (Champions of IPL 4)
A clinical Chennai Super Kings clinched their second Indian Premier League title in a row with a 58-run thrashing of Royal Challengers Bangalore in a lop-sided final on Saturday.

Opener Murali Vijay cracked 95 runs off just 52 balls to help the defending champions pile up 205-5 before Ravichandran Ashwin removed Bangalore's openers early, ensuring a fine win for the hosts at a packed Chidambaram Stadium.

League-toppers Bangalore, who were seeking their maiden IPL title, folded up at 147-8 off 20 overs.

For Chennai, it was their eighth win on the trot at home this season, underlining their dominance in home conditions.

The home team owed their win to Vijay whose record 159-run stand for the first wicket with Australian Michael Hussey (63) set the platform for a winning total after captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni elected to bat first.

Their stand surpassed the 155-run partnership between Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman against Mumbai in the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008.

"I was concentrating on just converting my start today, as it hasn't always happened this season," said Vijay, named man of the match.

"This (Chennai) is a special unit to be part of and to retain the title feels really great."

Bangalore's chase was derailed early with off-spinner Ashwin (3-16) getting rid of the dangerous Chris Gayle for a duck in the very first over.

Gayle, who still finished as the highest run-getter with 608 runs from 12 innings, offered an outside edge which was snapped up by Dhoni behind the wickets.

Gayle's dismissal triggered a collapse with Bangalore losing their next six wickets inside 11 overs to be reduced to 70-6, a situation from which they could never really recover.

Saurabh Tiwary offered some resistance with an unbeaten 42 but the other Bangalore batsmen simply caved in under pressure.

"It would have been a much better game if we could have put up a bowling performance like on Friday (against Mumbai) but it was not to be," said Bangalore captain Daniel Vettori.

"I think 160-170 would have been chaseable but their openers took the game away from us."

Vijay, pointed out as the weak link in the Chennai line-up after an indifferent run with the bat in the tournament, decided to make amends at the big stage, unleashing six sixes and four fours in his blazing knock.

Hussey also impressed, hitting three sixes and as many boundaries in his 45-ball innings before holing out to Abhimanyu Mithun near the boundary ropes off left-arm spinner Syed Mohammad.

Vijay, who seemed to struggle in hot and humid conditions during the later part of his innings, missed out on a well-deserved century when he offered a simple catch to Vettori off paceman Sreenath Aravind.

Aravind struck again off the very next ball to remove Dhoni, caught off a full toss by Virat Kohli after making 22 which included two sixes in one over by Gayle.

Gayle also picked up two wickets in two balls, sending back Albie Morkel and Suresh Raina in the 20th over with his wily off-breaks.
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April 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Sachin with Famous Quotes on Sachin Tendulkar

Coming 24th April Sachin's Birthday on Floor.....So Happy Birthday Sachin ..Wish Him...
Famous Quotes on Sachin
"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

"I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India"- Matthew Hayden

"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 felt that this player is playing with a style similar to mine, 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

"I am fortunate that I've to bowl at him only in the nets!"- Anil Kumble

"We did not lose to a team called India...we lost to a man called Sachin" -Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997)

"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

"Harder he works, the luckier he gets"- Ian Chappell

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

"I think he is marvellous. 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"- Viv Richards on Sachin Tendulkar

"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, on Sachin Tendulkar

"Twenty20 cricket is the dessert and you can't survive on that. Who wants to eat only desserts?" - Sachin Tendulkar on T20 cricket

"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

"He has defined cricket in his fabulous, impeccable manner. He is to batting what Shane Warne is to bowling"-Richie Benaud

"India's fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing"- Sunil Gavaskar

"There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others"- Andy Flower

"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

"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!!"- Peter Roebuck

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

"Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal"- Brian Lara

"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

"Don't bowl bad balls he hits the good ones for fours"-Michael Kasprowicz

"Why did you get out to such a silly shot?" - Anjali Tendulkar wasn't very happy with her husband's shot selection

Good Line: Famous quotes on Sachin Tendulkar"What we need is 10 Tendulkars"-Paul Strang

"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

"You might pitch a ball on the off stump and think you have bowled a good ball and he walks across and hits it for two behind midwicket. His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it's a toothpick"- Brett Lee

"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

"He has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive"- Daniel Vettori

"I have joked before that there is a good chance that I might retire before Tendulkar"- Mahendra Singh Dhoni

"Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching"- From a Fan at the SCG

"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!"- Sourav Ganguly

"Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it"- Hashim Amla

"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

"Technically, you can't fault Sachin. Seam or spin, fast or slow nothing is a problem- Geoffrey Boycott
Good Line: Famous quotes on Sachin TendulkarI would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to breathe the same air as you do"- Shahrukh Khan

"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 ... As Matthew Parris wondered of Barack Obama in these pages recently, is he human?"- Michael Atherton

"With Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, it was better to be friends and make them smile rather than wind them up"- Shane Warne

"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

"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

"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

"Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat-" Michael Hussey

"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

"I think you are at the wrong press conference- Sachin Tendulkar when asked about retirement"

"Maybe they all think it's my last tour- Sachin Tendulkar whenever he gets a standing ovation"

"Sachin is cricket's God- Barry Richards"

"We have started calling him grandfather"- Yuvraj Singh

"Hansie Cronje. Honestly. I got out to Hansie more than anyone.I never knew what to do with him"- Sachin Tendulkar on the bowler who troubled him the most

Good Line: Famous quotes on Sachin Tendulkar"I am glad it does not breathe"- Sachin Tendulkar on his wax statue at Madame Tussauds

"The more I see of him the more confused I'm getting to which is his best knock"- ML Jaisimha

"I'll see god when I die but till then I'll see Sachin"- From a fan in Sharjah

"He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also"- Waqar Younis

"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

"I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat"- Amitabh Bachchan

"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

"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

"I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin not to applaud him-" Hansie Cronje

"I never coached Sachin Tendulkar, I gave him gentle advice when he asked for it"- John Wright

"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

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- Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Good Line: Famous quotes on Sachin Tendulkar"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

"I never get tired when Sachin is at the crease"- Umpire Rudi Koertzen

"We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will"- Time Magazine

"I dont 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 shold live long and score lots of runs, but not against Pakistan- Wasim Akram
In terms of technique and compactness, Sachin Tendulkar is the best"- Desmond Haynes

"Technically he stands out as the best because of his ability to increase the pace at will"- David Boon

"I couldn't sleep all this time. I am numb. The images keep playing in my head. This was just not an attack on Mumbai, it is an attack on India"- Sachin Tendulkar was clearly disturbed by the 26/11 attack on Mumbai

"Success is a process... During that journey sometimes there are stones thrown at you, and you convert them into milestones-" Sachin Tendulkar

"Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt - daylight second, Brian Lara third"-Shane Warne

"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

"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

"Sachin is the greatest player I have seen. I consider it an honour to have rubbed shoulders with him"- Brian Lara

Good Line: Famous quotes on Sachin Tendulkar"Sachin Tendulkar is already a 'Bharat Ratna' for Indian people because of his phenomenal success and the manner in which he has served Indian cricket for years"- Rahul Dravid when asked if Sachin Tendulkar will be given the Bharat Ratna

"It's a great pleasure and honour.I cannot say it's even a dream come true. It was wishful thinking and it has come true"- Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar

"I don't open the newspapers (to see what's written about me). I don't read them and you can see them hanging at the stand outside my hotel room. I focus on my game only. Last 21 years have been really special for me and I throughly enjoyed my joyful journey"- Sachin Tendulkar in 2010

"For me it is a matter of pride that I have been born in the age in the which Tendulkar is playing"- Sania Mirza

"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

"Very sorry to disappoint you, guys. It was not for my girlfriend but for Sachin Tendulkar"- Yuvraj Singh after India won the 2011 World Cup

"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

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

I don't think any batsman can be better than Tendulkar, not even Bradman. Sachin has succeeded in all the three forms of cricket - Test, one-dayer and Twenty20- Ajit Wadekar

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- UK Prime Minister David Cameron

Sachin Tendulkar is a guy you don't want to chat to period, because he will knuckle down- Brett Lee tells you why one must never sledge Sachin Tendulkar

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

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 is the greatest role model I've ever met: Gary Kirsten

It will be bad if I don't share this with Rayudu- Sachin Tendulkar before giving his cash award to Ambati Rayudu

I am a Maharashtrian and I am extremely proud of that. But I am an Indian first. And Mumbai belongs to all Indians- Sachin Tendulkar

He has reached the pinnacle of his cricketing career and I am sure his hunger for runs is still there. He has been achieving milestones, one after another, and it is beyond any cricketer's calibre to match Sachin's feat- Syed Kirmani

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 after Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th Test hundred

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

Every run that comes off Sachin's blade is a record. He has shown the world how to perform under pressure- Sharad Pawar congratulates Sachin Tendulkar on scoring his 50th Test ton

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

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

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

This was expected... This is one of the finest achievements in cricket history. It is a fantastic performance by Sachin. Records do not matter to him. He will keep playing and records will follow him- Chandu Borde after Sachin completed his 50th Test ton

Putting Sachin Tendulkar's latest feat in a strictly cricketing context would not be fair to the sportsman. His achievements in the world of cricket need to be seen on a par with efforts in any other field - science, art, literature, etc - to push the frontiers of human excellence- Pakistan daily 'Dawn'

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

We had gone to see the movie Roja. I was studying medicine then and a couple of my friends planned. Sachin did try telling me that it would be difficult but I insisted that he come along. To make sure nobody recognised him we even got him a beard. He wore specs as well and we went in late. We watched the first half of the film. But during the interval, Sachin dropped his specs and people immediately recognised him. It was a bit of disaster and we were forced to leave halfway- Anjali Tendulkar couldn't watch the second half of the movie with her better half

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 her husband is at the batting crease
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