Here Are A Few Quotes by Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the best batsman we’ve ever seen, popularly known as ‘Master Blaster’, Sachin has set a number of records on the Cricket field. He is the only player to score 100 international centuries, record holder for the number of runs in One day and Test cricket, the first batsman to score double century in One Day cricket and the only player to complete 30,000 runs in International cricket. Cricket is like a religion in India and Sachin is considered to be the ‘God of Cricket’.

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Let’s take a look at some of his quotes

  • “People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.”

  • “I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can’t be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn’t discuss media coverage.”

  • “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.”

  • “Critics haven’t taught me my cricket, and they don’t know what my body and mind are up to.”

  • “Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams come true.”

  • “As far as the World Cup is concerned, it is a process. We don’t want to jump to the 50th floor straight away. We must start on the ground floor.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.”

  • “At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.”

  • “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.”

  • “If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicized? 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 have never thought where I will go, or forced any targets on myself.”

  • “Chase your dreams …. but make sure you don’t find shortcuts.”

  • “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 have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.”

  • “If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game.”

  • “Son, life is like a book. It has numerous chapters. It also has many a lesson in it. It is made up of a wide variety of experiences and resembles a pendulum where success and failure, joy and sorrow are merely extremes of the central reality. The lessons to be learnt from success and failure are equally important. More often than not, failure and sorrow are bigger teachers than success and happiness.”

  • “The key to handling pressure situations like these is to keep yourself steady, follow your instincts and think clearly.”

  • “I was part of a band of eleven fortunate men who had been given the duty of representing close to a billion Indians. It was an honor every aspiring cricketer lives for, to play for his country against the best of world cricket. And with the honor came responsibility. I was going to be accountable to the cricket fans back home and was expected to give my best for them.”

  • “A champion team needs only a small window of opportunity to stage a fightback, something I had learnt over the years.”

  • “I feel it’s the conscious mind that messes things up. The conscious mind is constantly telling you;this might happen or that might happen, even before it has happened. Your conscious mind tells you the next ball might be an out-swinger, but when it’s coming at you you realize it’s an in-swinger… so literally, you’ve played two balls.”