Monday, November 16, 2009

Sachin@20. What the World said about Master Blaster.

"If I've to bowl to Sachin, I'll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard."
Dennis Lillee

"Sachin is cricket's God."
Barry Richards

"Don't bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours."
Michael Kasprowicz

"I'd like to see him go out and bat one day with a stump. I tell you, he'd do okay."
Greg Chappell

“You only get to see one Tendulkar in a lifetime. In the next 100 years you will not witness another Tendulkar. He is once in a Century player.”
Muttiah Muralitharan

"He has defined cricket in his fabulous, impeccable manner. He is to batting what Shane Warne is to bowling."
Richie Benaud


Sailesh Varma said...

India has won 32 matches out of 45 when tendulkar has scored a ton which is a huge 71%.

He has scored his 32 match winning centuries against different teams (of which more than 75% are against strong teams). Thelist is as follows - australia--9, new zealand --5, srilanks -5, kenya -4, zimbabwe-4, west indies-3, south africa-2, pakistan-1 & namibia -1

Tendulkar has scored 17 tons while chasing a huge score & india has won 15 times (whopping 88 %). Some of his most popular innings are while chasing, the one against Aus in WB series downunder, the one in sharjah, the innings against pakistan in WC etc. to name a few (almost managed single-handedly in hyderabad this time).

Maybe this was a long time back, bUt in recent times also India has won last 4 matches out of 5 when he has scored a century ( 80%)

To ppl who say that all his Man of the match awards are useless as we end up losing like we did against aus recently - Tendulkar has won 60 MOM's, and 54 of those innings were those that led India to a victory (90%), & 8 times out of 8 he got the MOM award in the finals (Classic 100 % success rate).

Icing on the cake: Apart from the 60 MOM awards, he has be named man of the series 16 times.

Sailesh Varma said...

Some more quotes:

Peter Roebuck, Aussie journalist
"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!!"

Sir Don Bradman
"I saw him playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two...high compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel".

Allan Donald:
"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

Shane Warne:
I go to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He is unstoppable. I don't think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player.

Anil Kumble
"I am fortunate that I've to bowl at him only in the nets!"

sandeep varma said...

Uncle, you said it!pls see one more post on Sachin down under