Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut when he was sixteen, and the world never knew that this boy would create history. Born Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, he is a celebrated former Indian batsman. Popularly known as ‘Master Blaster’, Sachin has set far-fetched 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’. A very dominant figure in Indian Cricket, people across the globe have watched this genius decimate the best bowlers with his impeccable batting. This cricketer has also earned honors like ‘Arjuna Award’ and ‘Padma Shri’. Each time the ‘Little Master’ occupied the crease, the country resonated with chants of ‘Sachin, Sachin...’. Though a man of few words, but when Sachin speaks, the world listens, as every word he says holds a world of wisdom. We have gathered some famous quotes and sayings by the legendary cricketer that serve as a testament to his perpetuity. Read through some insightful quotes and thoughts by Sachin Tendulkar and get inspired.
Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do 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.
I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.
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.
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.
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.
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 a out-swinger, but when it's coming at you you realize it's an in-swinger... so literally, you've played two balls.
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.
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.
The Australian tour was good for us; it was ideal preparation for us.
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.
At the start of my career, when I used to toss and turn at night, I was fighting that feeling and wanting to go to sleep. Now I know that's normal, so I'll just get up and watch TV or something. I know it's just my subconscious mind getting ready for a game.