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Quotes - Who is Sachin Tendulkar?

Raghava reddy
ANALYST
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A man who built monuments in his childhood – Harsha Bhogle

If Ian botham can be seen as the Errol Flynn of cricket or Viv Richards as Martin Luther King or Shane Warne as Marilyn Manroe, Tendulkar is surely the game’s “Secular Saint” – Greg Baum

He came not from another dimension but from the nets – Greg Baum

A little man on big posters and hoardings, he is not watching them, but they are watching him. Still he stands tall – Greg Baum

Greatest batsman of all-time in terms of technical certitude, style and consistency -Ayaz Memon

A boy who said “Mein Khelega” after a bouncer nearly broke his nose on debut – Osman Samiuddin

An agent for change in India’s cricket – Peter Roebuck

Many great cricketers came to cricket with causes. For Tendulkar, Cricket is the cause – Peter Roebuck

A man who did not need to search for meaning or motivation – Peter Roebuck

Most productive and satisfying batsman to watch – Peter Roebuck

The “Symbolical” Cricketer – Mike Marqusee

A Cricketer of Gandhian self-denial and Anandian self-containment – Gideon Haigh

A man who has never “spoken out” in Cricket contexts – Gideon Haigh

Test Cricket‘s enduring guardian – Barney Ronay

Admired in every country. Just occasionally, the Australian people will take an overseas player to their heart and claim him as their own – Mike Coward

Man who hates failures like no one else does – Sanjay Manjrekar

Bowler’s Delight – Anil Kumble

It wasn’t the Akrams or the Warnes who troubled him, but Hansie Cronje and Dion Nash – Anil Kumble

A man who came into Tests a finished product – Rahul Dravid

Focus, Focus, Focus – Harsha Bhogle

Always drama around him but not in his mind – Harsha Bhogle

A man who still thinks he is indebted to the game – Harsha Bhogle

Last but not the least,

He was “Easy to watch”, “Difficult to bowl”, ‘Impossible to write about” – Peter Roebuck

And finally, thanks to Sachin Tendulkar for providing joy to so many, for giving us the privilige of writing, discussing, talking on the game when he is its leading exponent

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Raghava reddy
ANALYST
Raghava is my name , Cricket is my game .Religious follower of the game of cricket . Also love discussing about Political issues , Movies and all the day to day happenings in the world . Once dreamt of playing cricket for Indian cricket team , as it's a distant dream now , Here i am writing on the same game which i dreamt to play one day.
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