“There are 2 kinds of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar, Two all the others.”
"You get him out and half the battle is won."
"If sachin plays well, India sleeps well. There's no better sight on the cricket field than watch Tendulkar bat."
"In an over I can bowl six different balls. But then Sachin looks at me with a sort of gentle arrogance down the pitch as if to say 'Can you bowl me another one?"
"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)
"He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back."
"I have watched a lot of Tendulkar and we have spoken to each other a lot. He has it in him to be among the very best."
Sir Garfield Sobers
(To be continued...)