When people throw stones at you, turn them into milestones : Sachin Tendulkar

By Sachin Tendulkar

"People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones." ― Sachin Tendulkar

"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."- Sachin Tendulkar

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. Sachin Tendulkar

Critics haven't taught me my cricket, and they don't know what my body and mind are up to. No one is free from them. I remember the time when someone coined him with the term "Endulkar" and they said that his era was done and he was not going to play anymore. Or the South Africa series where he struggled. But I am sure they taught very little about how to play the shot right? They are mere distractions, they are never going to help us get there. Sometimes we just need to turn a deaf ear!-Sachin Tendulkar

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On Sachin Tendulkar

"I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar." -Brian Lara(WI)

  • There r 2 kind of batsman in the world. 1 Sachin Tendulkar and 2. all the others .-Andy Flower(ZIM)
  • "I have seen God. He bats at no.4 for India in tests.-Matthew Hayden(AUS.)
  • "I c myself when i c Sachin batting.-Don Bradman(AUS)
  • Barack Obama - "I don't know about cricket but still I watch cricket to see Sachin play..Not b'coz I love his play its b'coz I want to know the reason why my country's production goes down by 5 percent when he's in batting".
  • "To me he will not just be remembered as a great player and a lovely human being, but as somebody who tried to learn Bengali for the last 14 years but never managed to do so!" -Sourav Ganguly, former Indian captain (on Sachin Tendulkar)" ― saurav ganguly
  • I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat. - Amitabh Bachchan

"I am very privileged to have played with him and seen most of the runs that he has scored. I am also extremely happy to have shared the same dressing room... He is a very reserved person and generally keeps to himself. He is very determined, committed and doesn't show too many emotions. He just goes about doing his job. -Anil Kumble