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 feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two...high compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel!
- Sir Don Bradman in reference to Sachin Tendulkar.
India's fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing.
- Sunil Gavaskar
- Richie Benaud
Sachin is cricket's God!
- Barry Richards
Harder he works, the luckier he gets.
- Ian Chappell
Technically, you can't fault Sachin. Seam or spin, fast or slow nothing is a problem.
- Geoffrey Boycott
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
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
Technically he stands out as the best because of his ability to increase the pace at will.
- David Boon
- 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
- Wasim Akram
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
I was fielding in the covers Tendulkar came out to bat in his debut Test at Karachi. I still remember Waqar Younis was at his 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 agree with me.
- Abdul Qadir
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
In terms of technique and compactness, Tendulkar is the best.
- Desmond Haynes
If I've to bowl to Sachin, I'll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.
- Dennis Lillee
- Glenn McGrath
A complete batsman — he's the best in the business.
- Mohinder Amarnath
- Paul Strang
Sometime back I had written a piece that said that Sachin's the master and Lara a genius with his head high up somewhere. That's it!
- Peter Roebuck
Sachin is an attacker. He has much more power than Sunny. He wants to be the one to set the pace. He has to be on top. That's the buzz about him.
- Jeff Thompson
- Ian Healy
Don't bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours.
- Michael Kasprowicz
- Mike Coward
The pressure on me is nothing as 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
- Mark Waugh
Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal.
- Brain Lara
His life seems to be a stillness in a frantic world... [When he goes out to bat], it is beyond chaos - it is a frantic appeal by a nation to one man. The people see him as a God...
- Mathew Hayden, on Sachin Tendulkar
It was one of the greatest innings I have ever seen. There is no shame being beaten by such a great player, Sachin is perhaps only next to the Don.
- Steve Waugh
Hell, if he had stayed, even at 11 an over he would have got it.
- Allan Border (after India won the Coca-Cola cup in Sharjah)
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, on Sachin Tendulkar’s batting, 1999
Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt - daylight second, Brian Lara third
- Shane Warne expresses his views on batting greats of this era
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Even my father's name is Sachin Tendulkar
- Tendulkar's daughter, Sara, tells her class her father's name after the teacher tells them about Cricket's Eternal Lodestone
Performance is one thing, performing back to back is something else. People may call him [Tendulkar] a sitting elephant, but he's the best. He never said a word, and wanted to let his bat do the talking
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni after Sachin's performance in CB series against Australia
I now know what Sachin Tendulkar feels every time he bats in India
- Adam Gilchrist soaks it up while batting in his final Twenty20 in front of a packed MCG
"He loves India. He has named his child India. His biggest player is actually Tendulkar. Right now I'm hoping Tendulkar does not hit a catch to him because he will probably drop it to watch him bat"
- Irving Romaine on team-mate Lionel Cann
Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it
- Hashim Amla
- Kapil Dev
"Twenty per cent of all Indians don’t get two square meals a day. But when Tendulkar scores a century, they don’t want the second meal”
- Raj Singh Dungarpur, who has been associated with Indian cricket for decades
I can retire now
- Graeme Swann after his 2nd test, tongue-in-cheek after he got the wicket of Tendulkar, a scalp every bowler dreams of
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
- Tennis legend Martina Navratilova joins the Sachin Tendulkar fan club after watching him bat at Sydney
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. Throughout, he has maintained his professional integrity, tailoring his game to the demands of the situation and the team, always giving the game and his craft due care and attention. Is he human?
- Michael Atherton on sinless Sachin Tendulkar
There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.
- Andy Flower
“Tendulkar stands atop cricket’s Everest but he isn’t looking down at the cricketing World. That would be unlike him for he looks upon this game as a vehicle of fulfillment, as a servant rather than a master.”
- Harsha Bhogle
"To Sachin, the man we all want to be"
- Andrew Symonds wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Sachin