April 24, marks the birthday of the greatest batsmen, the cricketing world has ever witnessed, Sachin Tendulkar. In his 24-year long marathon career, the Master Blaster has conquered bowling attacks from all over the globe in every condition.
Even after six years of his retirement from the game, Sachin’s tally of runs stands heads and shoulders above the rest. And it would need a superhuman effort to get anywhere close to his records.
However, Sachin’s determination to excel in his art, as well as the hunger to win games for the country, is what makes him one of the greatest Indian athletes ever produced.
There was a time when half of the job was done for the opposition with the prized wicket of Sachin. Hence, the adulations from all prominent cricketing legends.
More importantly, the Bharat Ratna recipient proved to be one of the most excellent ambassadors of the game, with a stainless reputation. A proper gentleman of the game was popularly acclaimed as the ‘God of Cricket’.
Legends such as Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Glenn Mcgrath, to former world leaders Barack Obama and David McGrath, all have paid tribute to the living legend with their testimonials. Let us look at some of the top quotes on Sachin Tendulkar while celebrating his 47th birthday.
“In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so.”
“I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.”
“When we were growing up, we all used to watch Sachin. He was like God to us, he had that aura around him.”
“Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.”
There are two kinds of batsmen in the world. One, Sachin Tendulkar. Two, all the others.”
“The only batsman I would love to see by paying for the tickets and sitting in the stand just to watch him is none other than Sachin Tendulkar.”
“He’s been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive.”
“Sachin is the most complete batsman I have ever seen.”
“We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin.”
“I never get tired of umpiring whenever Sachin is at the crease.”
“On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the stations. The train stopped by for a few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing a century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This genius can stop time in India!”