Quotes by: Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar with the ICC Cricket World Cup
||Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
24 April 1973 |
Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
||Tendlya, Little Master, Master Blaster
||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
||Right-arm medium, leg break, off break
||Wife: Anjali Tendulkar (m. 1995)
Daughter: Sara Tendulkar (b. 1997)
Son: Arjun Tendulkar (b. 1999)
|Test debut (cap 187)
||15 November 1989 v Pakistan
||14 November 2013 v West Indies
|ODI debut (cap 74)
||18 December 1989 v Pakistan
||18 March 2012 v Pakistan
|ODI shirt no.
|Only T20I (cap 11)
||1 December 2006 v South Africa
|Domestic team information
||Cricket Club of India
||Mumbai Indians (squad no. 10)
||Marylebone Cricket Club
|5 wickets in innings
|10 wickets in match
It doesn't always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle.
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.
I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.
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.
I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.
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 believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.
Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit of a history regarding Pakistan.
Lara's done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
Shoaib Akhtar has been playing for 5, 6 years and is an experienced bowler.
I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.
When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great.
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.
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.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.
My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.