Quotes by: Sachin Tendulkar
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.
I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.
I'm really focusing now on how I can get to the next level as a batsman. How can I get even more competitive? How can I get even more consistent? How can I get better?
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 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.
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.
I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.
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.
Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem.
Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs.
If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.
It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it.
Wasim and Waqar were amazing bowlers. I would put them right up there with the best in the world.
From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot.
When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
Critics haven't taught me my cricket, and they don't know what my body and mind are up to.
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.