Sachin Tendulkar Birthday Special
Sachin Tendulkar turns 48 on 24 April today. His humongous achievements in international cricket are known to us. 15921 test runs ( average 54) 18461 ODI runs ( Average 45), 100 international hundreds, 664 internationals ( 200 tests, 463 ODIs, 1 T20I) and 201 wickets across formats.
Sachin has been the youth icon since the 1990s. The whole nation used to live, eat and breadth with him as if the fortunes of the Indian citizens depended on him. The astonishing cricket skills that he showcased since he burst onto the international scene and to maintain his level of performance as well as to carry the hope of millions for 23 years has been a stunning achievement.
Sachin earned the respect of his adversaries and former top players and journalists as he went on to play the game year after year.
Sachin Tendulkar Birthday Special. On the occasion of his birthday, we look at a few famous quotes on him from ex-players and journalists.
Quotes on Sachin Tendulkar :
Sachin Tendulkar Birthday Special. Gentlemen, He is the best batsman I have seen in my life, and unlike most of you I have seen Bradman bat
—– John Woodcock , 70 year old English journalist in 1992
There are 2 kinds of batsmen in the world , One Sachin Tendulkar, two All others
——- Andy Flower
I see myself when I see Sachin batting
—- Sir Don Bradman
I have seen God. He bats at number 4 for India in tests
—— Mathew Hayden
Tendulkar is to cricket what Michael Jordan is to Basketball and Mohammed Ali is to Boxing
——- Brian Lara
I had to remind Gary Kirsten often that he is in the covers to field against Sachin , not to applaud him
—— Hansie Cronje
We did not lose to a team called India , we lost to a man called Sachin.
—– Mark Taylor after Sachin’s desert storm
If Sachin bats well , India sleeps well
—– Harsha Bhogle
Sachin can play that leg glance with a walking stick also
—— Waqar Younis
When you play against Tendulkar , you almost want to see him get a few runs just to see him bat
—-– Mark Waugh
I never get tired during umpiring when Sachin is at the crease
—– Rudy Koertzen
I have not seen the Don , but in all my years of association with cricket , I have not seen a better batsman than Sachin
—– Viv Richards
That hundred at bouncy Perth in 1992 was a great innings . Pitch was difficult for the Indians . When all the seniors failed , that little fellow showed the way
—- Allan Border
Though I’ve been quite successful against him. He is No. 1 in my book – the best player I have ever had the privilege of bowling to. There’s Steve Waugh and there’s Brian Lara, who was wonderful in 1995, but Tendulkar is a class above, consistently special.
——– Allan Donald