February 24, 2010


In November 1989, a boy aged 16; named Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his debut for India. Nobody expected that it that would be the birth of one of the greatest cricketers of all time. As the GOD, the CHAMPION, the MASTER BLASTER  or whatever you call him scored a single to complete 200 runs(if you missed the match, checkout the video below), he once again proved that he truly is the BEST there was, the BEST there is and most likely the BEST there will be. He also made all of us realize an important thing – that we are lucky enough have witnessed this man play and progress in his career.

I have followed Sachin’s career since childhood and from then till now my interest in his cricketing skill and finesse has not ceased to grow. It is rather intriguing to watch that in a field where not too many people are able to last for more than a few years, the master maintained his supremacy in the field which is considered to be only for the multi-dimensional players. Two decades is not a small amount of time by any means and this fact in itself is rather remarkable and to be contemplated upon.

Here is what some of the eminent personalities have to say;

“Yes yes yes !!!!!! Well done Sachin my friend … congrats and well done !!!!! awesome .Glad I’m not bowling to him today,” Australian spin legend Shane Warne on twitter

“My heartiest congratulations to Sachin the worlds greatest sportsman. We can see him only rise. He is the best,” Lalit Modi posted on Twitter

“It’s a magnificent achievement. Sachin has led by example and that all Indians are proud of his achievement,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

“For any cricketer he is the perfect role model. The great thing about him is that he has been outstanding in both Tests and ODIs. As a Pakistani player, I know how much value we have always put on his wicket,” Shoaib Malik

“Records are there to be broken but it makes you happy when someone like Tendulkar does it. I think he thoroughly deserves this record and many more in days to come,” Javed Miandad

Let’s just take this opportunity to thank and congratulate SACHIN for showing us time and again that he is true role model for all of us -a person who every INDIAN would love to idolize in whatever field he/she takes in their lives. We all love you…SACHIN…I mean SIR SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR!


  1. Rupali

    hats off to Sachin… he has set new benchmarks… !!

  2. Rohan

    This was the most breathtaking innings that I have ever seen…:)

  3. anusha

    Even though I’m not much of a cricket follower…but even I was awestruck by the GOD of India cricket…truly a role model for us!

  4. just 2 words


  5. Deepanshi

    SIR SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR ki jai ho! Take a bow

  6. param

    stunning stunning stunning….only one man deserved and he has got it….proud to be born in these times…love u sachin

  7. Ritupam

    Words cannot sum up the Maestro’s Greatness!!! He is simply awesome!!!

  8. 20 Years of Cricket.. 37 years of Age..Trust me It takes a lot to play cricket like this and still keep on going like this..witnessing many Ups and Downs in his entire cricketing carrear … Hat’s off ..My Mentor

  9. Great going Sachin…a true Indian

  10. Mortgage

    Best article, lots of intersting things to digest. Very informative

  11. Great knock without a question.

  12. Kumar saurav

    Immortal in the world of cricket…

  13. To all who idolize the genius named “SACHIN TENDULKAR”……..

    “Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.”
    – Hashim Amla, the South African batsman, reassures himself as he boards a flight.

    “Sometimes you get so engrossed in watching batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar that you lose focus on your job.”
    – Yaseer Hameed in pakistani newspaper.

    “To Sachin, the man we all want to be”
    – Andrew Symonds wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Sachin.

    “Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don’t know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their TV sets and switch off their lives.”
    – BBC on Sachin

    “Tuzhe pata hai tune kiska catch chhoda hai?”
    – Wasim Akram to Abdul Razzaq when the latter dropped Sachin’s catch in 2003 WC.

    Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal.
    – Brian Charles Lara
    “We did not lose to a team called India…we lost to a man called Sachin.”
    – Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997)

    “The more I see of him the more confused I’m getting to which is his best knock.”
    – M. L. Jaisimha

    “The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility – all make for a one-in-a-billion individual,”
    – Glen McGrath

    “I can be hundred per cent sure that Sachin will not play for a minute longer when he is not enjoying himself. He is still so eager to go out there and play. He will play as long as he feels he can play,”
    – Anjali Tendulkar

    “Even my father’s name is Sachin Tendulkar.”
    – Tendulkar’s daughter, Sara, tells her class her father’s name after the teacher informs them of a restaurant of the same name in Mumbai.

    Question: Who do you think as most important celebrity ?
    Shah Rukh Khan: There was a big party where stars from bollywood and cricket were invited. Suddenly, there was a big noise, all wanted to see approaching Amitabh Bachhan. Then Sachin entered the hall and Amitabh was leading the queue to get a grab of the GENIUS!!
    – Shah Rukh Khan in an interview.
    “India me aap PrimeMinister ko ek Baar Katghare me khada kar sakte hain..Par Sachin Tendulkar par Ungli nahi utha Sakte.. “
    – Navjot Singh Sidhu on TV
    He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.
    – Waqar Younis
    ‘I Will See God When I Die But Till Then I Will See Sachin’
    – A banner in Sharjah
    Sachin Tendulkar has often reminded me of a veteran army colonel who has many medals on his chest to show how he has conquered bowlers all over the world. I was bowling to Sachin and he hit me for two fours in a row. One from point and the other in between point and gully. That was the last two balls of the over and the over after that we (SA) took a wicket and during the group meeting i told Jonty (Rhodes) to be alert and i know a way to pin Sachin. And i delivered the first ball of my next over and it was a fuller length delevery outside offstump. And i shouted catch. To my astonishment the ball was hit to the cover boundary. Such was the brilliance of Sachin. His reflex time is the best i have ever seen. Its like 1/20th of a sec. To get his wicket better not prepare. Atleast u wont regret if he hits you for boundaries.
    – Allan Donald

    “Sachin cannot cheat. He is to cricket what (Mahatma) Gandhiji was to politics. It’s clear discrimination. ”
    – NKP Salve, former Union Minister when Sachin was accused of ball tempering

    There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.
    – Andy Flower
    “I have seen god, he bats at no.4 for India”
    – Mathew Hayden

    The best one.
    On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing 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!!
    – Peter Rebouck – Aussie journalist

  14. Wow, truly amazing! His innings of 200 will be remembered by the people of India for a long time to come..

    Thanks for this uplifting post on SACHIN TENDULKAR!

    By the way, the video you’ve posted seems removed. Please do check again on that.

  15. He is truly amazing. He never fails to surprise me with his energy and his dedication towards the sport!

    God wanted to play cricket on Earth, so he sent Sachin here! =)

  16. the greatest INDIAN of our times

  17. Sachin has proved himself.Now ICC is declaring 24th april(His birthday) as the “World Cricket Day”.That Man’s a LEGACY!!

  18. vishalgaba

    @Parth J Dave
    thanks Dave…also have a new video…the complete 200 highlights 🙂

  19. grt well done sachin

  20. he is the best, no doubt about it.

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