Sachin Tendulkar quotes talk about his love for cricket, his career, and how he worked his way up to become one of crickets greatest. Tendulkar mentions how he always had a love for cricket and a bit of what life was like growing up and attributes his fitness to playing as a child. He also mentions Virat Kholi who spoke to him during his final game of cricket, one of his greatest memories. He played under the leadership of MS Dhoni and considered his career a special one. Below are a number of Sachin Tendulkar quotes to read.
“I’ve always believed that cricket is played best when your mind is at the opposite end and that problems occur when your mind is stuck at your own end."
“I will always remember the game for other reasons, because I learnt a very important personal lesson. It taught me never to resort to unethical ways and to play the sport with honesty and integrity at all times.”
“The balance between aggression and caution was crucial”
“We didn’t have too many balls then and if they bounced over the walls of the terrace, I would quickly run down four floors and fetch them (there were no elevators then, something that explains the secret behind my strong legs!).”
“16 November 2013, my cricketing journey finally came to an end at the Wankhede Stadium. After somehow managing to complete my farewell speech, I was having a conversation with my family, trying to soak in every moment, when my team-mate Virat Kohli walked up to me. He said, ‘Paaji aapne kaha tha aap ko yaad dilane ke liye ki aapko pitch pe jana hain.’ (You asked me to remind you that you had to go to the pitch one final time.) To be honest, I hadn’t forgotten; I was just trying to put the moment off for a little longer.”
“good cricket. We lost the match by 38”
“The surgical process turned out to be slightly out of the ordinary because I was not the best patient. I was extremely worried that the doctors would cut open my palm. Cutting the palm would mean substantially altering my grip, which I really didn’t want to do. I explained to both my surgeons the nuances of cricket and urged them to cut open the back of the hand. I was so obsessed with this issue that I woke up during the surgery and asked them to show me where they had made the incision. Dr Joshi later told me that they were all surprised to see me awake despite the anaesthesia. The doctors showed me that my palm had been left untouched and told me to calm down and allow them to carry on. Satisfied, I instantly drifted back to sleep.”
“In an unprecedented move, 65,000 people were forced to vacate the stadium and the match was completed without a single spectator inside the ground. Perhaps it could all have been avoided if Shoaib had not stood in my way or if Wasim had withdrawn the appeal. India lost the Test match by 46 runs and the way the match ended left us all feeling rather bitter.”
“The Abdul Qadir over”
“With one of the best batsmen of all time and a very good friend, Brian Lara.”
“I had a lot of adventures as a child, but one that stands out is when I was cut under my eye while playing at Shivaji Park, the breeding ground of cricketers in Mumbai, and had to return home covered in blood. I was captaining my team in a match at Shivaji Park when I was twelve and after our wicketkeeper got injured I asked my team-mates if anyone could keep wicket. No one volunteered and somewhat reluctantly I stepped up to the challenge, even though I’d never tried it before. I was uncomfortable standing in the unfamiliar position behind the stumps and soon missed a nick. The ball came at me fast and, even before I could react, it hit me smack in the face, just missing my eye.”
“When trying to save a match, the important thing is to set small targets. These can be as little as batting the next five overs, or the next hour, or even a session. If a wicket doesn’t fall for close to a session, the opposition, however much they are in control, are bound to feel pressure. Time was gradually running out for England and restlessness was creeping in.”
“Everyone at home was very supportive, but my father always said that all he wanted me to do was give it my best effort without worrying about the results.”
“A champion team needs only a small window of opportunity to stage a fightback, something I had learnt over the years.”
“If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game.”
“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 honour every aspiring cricketer lives for, to play for his country against the best of world cricket. And with the honour came responsibility. I was going to be accountable to the cricket fans back home and was expected to give my best for them.”
“Presence’ is actually very important in international sport. It is one thing just being there in the middle, but it is another making people aware of your ‘presence’. It is about body language and radiating confidence, something that the West Indian batting legend Viv Richards would personify.”
“Enjoy the game, chase your dreams because dreams do come true:”
“Chase your dreams .... but make sure you don't find shortcuts ....”
“If Destiny throws a stone at you, don't let it become a millstone. Make it into a milestone.”
“The key to handling pressure situations like these is to keep yourself steady, follow your instincts and think clearly.”
“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.”
“If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game. As a parent, I would be happier hearing people say, “Sachin is a good human being” than “Sachin is a great cricketer” any day.”
“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.”
“Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.”
“It seems to me that no autobiography can claim to document every detail of the author’s life. That’s impossible.”
“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.”
“seems remarkable that I played in both, but I didn’t think much of it at the time. These tournaments are acknowledged”
“What mattered to me most when I was batting was feeling comfortable. As long as I felt comfortable, it didn't matter where I was playing or who I was playing against. If you make technical adjustments to cope with different conditions, there's a risk of making yourself feel uncomfortable and of thinking too much about your technique. I've always felt that I've batted best when my mind has been at the bowler's end of pitch, not at my end. There's no time to think about both ends at the same time. So in general it always seemed to me that If I was comfortable with my gear, it would allow my mind to be at the opposite end and I had a better chance of playing well.”
“At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match."
“And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win."
“Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit of a history regarding Pakistan."
“Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem."
“From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot."
“Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field."
“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."
“I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time."
“I have never thought where I will go, or forced any targets on myself."
“I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit."
“I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream."
Sachin Tendulkar Biography
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian international cricketer who once captained the Indian team. He was born on April 24, 1973 in Bombay, India, and is currently 47 years of age. He is married to Anjali Tendulkar and recently celebrated 25 years of marriage. He has two children one son and a daughter. Many have called Tendulkar to cricket what Michael Jordan is to basketball, comparisons are a norm in the sporting world.
Sachin Tendulkar Records
Sachin Tendulkar records are quite impressive, he was the youngest player to debut for India at the age of 16 years old. He was the first batsman to reach 35 centuries in one day cricket and scored a total of 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries. His stats in test cricket are 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries. Sachin has scored a total of 15,921 runs in test cricket and 18,426 runs in one day cricket.