Time Magazine's quote on Sachin: Must Read
"When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to race a F1 car, Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam. When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, Roger Federer was a name unheard of; Lionel Messi was in his nappies, Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters. The Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to "open" the Nehruvian economy. It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will. "
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the man who was born to play cricket. The records, which he has set in international level, will tell that he is an untammed bull in his own era but he has very composed and collected mind who knows how to carry himself well in the amidst of world famous name and fame. As a cricket player, one can can excel either in one day format or test, but he has done the magic in both the formats. So I truely believe that he can take the top spot had cricket been the popular game as football or tennis as some quoted previously.
The records which have been set by him to his future generation cricketers to break means that someone has to take cricket not only as a game but life.
P.S. I am honoured to talk about sachin here rating him top among all the great legends.
GOD... Means GREATEST OF ALL DOERS
Fulfilling his responsibilities in the same manner he had started 22 years back when he began his international career at just age 16.. For all those guys who don't vote for him because you don't know much about him,... At whatever level you adore other athletes in this list... Do learn more about him and I bet, slowly you are gonna fall in love with a true gentleman or even the first look itself... He Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to "open" the Nehruvian economy. It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never
If showcasing extraordinary talent and an unbelievable skill-set to the world (right from the age of 16) wasn't enough, Tendulkar today backs that up with some stats that are absolutely mind boggling, holding every important batting record in the sport.
Sachin Tendulkar has throughout his 24 year career pushed the limitations of batting to achieve some milestones which people didn't even know existed before he got close to them.
In an era of cricket's most deadly bowlers, Sachin redefined the art of stroke-play.
But Sachin's greatest achievement is the fact that he has shown a nation, where cricket is religion, the power of determination, humility and most importantly, hunger for success.
Sachin makes a strong case for being number one on this list for having dominated every aspect of batting for an unbelievable 24 years, so much so that Cri!
Sachin Tendulkar is the best athlete in a ridiculous amount of ways. One of the reasons are sportsmanship. Sachin is an extremely modest and humble man. He never would argue on the cricket field and wouldn't boast about his achievements. He wouldn't smile unless he had contributed to the team. He led from the front on countless occasions. Especially in a mental game like cricket, its difficult to stay at the top for so long. For 24 years, Sachin Tendulkar has stayed at the top of the game. People worship him and love him all around the world. No one else on this list has gone through what Tendulkar has, played for nearly as long as him, and represented a nation with as much integrity as him. There will never be another man like Sachin Tendulkar.
SACHIN IS "GOD OF CRICKET", "LITTLE MASTER", MASTER BLASTER".
HE IS NOT ONLY GOD OF CRICKET;HE IS ALSO GOD FOR CRICKET FANS.
HE DONE MORE THEN 150 UNBEATABLE RECORDS IN HISTORY OF CRICKET.
HIS HEIGHT IS 5.6. BUT HIS FEET PRAISE IS HIGHER THAN EVEREST.
HE IS ONLY CRICKETER TO HIT 200 RUNS IN ODI.
HE IS THE ONLY PERSON 2 HIT 99 CENTURIES IN CRICKET.
It requires superhuman ability to carry aspirations of a billion people on a diminutive 5-foot frame for more than two decades without showing any signs of fatigue. In the recent concluded FIFA World Cup 2014 we have seen how nerves fail when billions of people are watching your every move, Tendulkar not just handled it well but did so elegantly, his shots were as perfect as they could. Apart from batting, he is one of the most intelligent bowler having won matches for his team in tight situations. Even his rivals and contenders for the slot have ranked him higher than themselves and Sir Don Bradman's praise is the biggest testament. Finally, even though Indian cricket team continues to include world cclass players, enthusiasm about cricket in India has gone down, perceptibly.
CONSISTENCY AND LONGEVITY is very key to any athlete and no one can match Sachin in this, on top of it even after 22 years he has the same hunger and desire to perform and excel.
Cricket is watched by 1 Billion Indians and this man's contribution to its popularity is maximum, He is GOD to many and probably no other athlete have the pressure to perform as this guy, when he bats a billion heart
Beats for him.
Greatest of the Great!
When Roger Federer was in his nappies, Lionel Messi was not even born, Michael Schumachar was yet to win his first world championship out of his 7, Germany's wall was intact, India's economy was closed. He is leading the team since then till today. What else do you want me to say?
Fulfilling his responsibilities in the same manner he had started 22 years back when he began his international career at just age 16.. For all those guys who don't vote for him because you don't know much about him,... At whatever level you adore other athletes in this list... Do learn more about him and I bet, slowly you are gonna fall in love with a true gentleman or even the first look itself...
Tendulkar is a BEAST. Brian Lara is right on his tail, but he is most likely THE best batsman/player in cricket history. His effort and participation reflects on India's scores. Sure, he may have been a bit sluggish during the world cup and after, but his legacy he left impacted cricket so much. He is definitely in a league of his own.
Played cricket like no other, in every single form of the game. Holds almost every single record in the game. HE has completely dominated cricket in its entirety.
Why he is better than Michael Jordan. When Jordan came back to basketball he basically did nothing compared to what he did before. You could make the case that he was old. But in any case he didn't.
Sachin has had his ups and downs, But every time he came back he was better stronger and kicked ass. HE did things in the sport that people thought were impossible.
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the best sportsmen of all time, although he didn't won all the matches he played but, He is the one who never lost any hopes. He is not as good captain as kapil Dev or Dhoni but he is a better batsmen from both these guys. He always tries to give his best, and play those strokes which he didn't tried. I think Sachin Tendulkar should be the roll-model for all those guys who try to make their carrier in cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar keeps performing brilliantly under enormous pressure from his cricket-mad nation. He has made more runs than any other player both in Test cricket and One Day International cricket. As I am writing this he will make his 100th international century. For me he is the true no. 1.
There is no one who can describe this man. All the other athletes have had many awards and achievements just in a blink of the eye. But he has served his team and his country throughout 24 years with persistent dedication and consistency. He has entertained every eye that has seen him and no one could not speak anything against him. He is revered as the God of Cricket and rightly so. He may not be regarded pacy at or not the most explosive player but his personality and simplicity humbles all who have played with or against him and his style of simple torturing has feared all bowlers. He may not be the most stylish ambassador of sport but probably the most gentle one.
NOBODY CAN EVER MATCH HIS SKILLS AND GOD GIFT WHICH HE POSSES, IF ANYBODY IN THIS WORLD INSPIRE AND WON MORE THAN BILLION HEARTS HE SHOULD BE CALLED MORE THAN A GOD, WELL GOD WAS THINKING OF BEING LOVED BY HUMANS TRULY SO HE CAME AS SACHIN TENDULKAR, NOBODY CAN MATCH THE EFFECT OF A SINGLE SPORTS PERSON AT HUMAN LIFE AT THIS LARGE SCALE EVER. HE IS AND HE WILL BE THE NUMBER 1 EVER AS NOBODY can't BE BETTER THAN GOD FOREVER.
He is the best ever player cricket have got. There is not other player of his quality in this world. This man is the best the cricket has seen in his history. Playing in any condition any atmosphere and destroying any opposition, is his quality. Moreover he is considered to be a GOD in cricket.
He is the god of cricket, and definitely deserves the best athlete of all time. And his hunger to play for the country and make his nation proud is growing day by day. Believe me that no other athlete will get standing innovation every time when walks into the field.
Its not just average that matters.. it's the spirit. he is an inspiration not only for cricketers but also for a normal man, he inspires to reach goals, at any cost. as they say"where there is will, there is a way". HE IS "GOD"
The enormous pressure that he soaks into himself, before entering the field and converting the same to an exquisite display of performance is in itself piece of art, and he is the best at it. And repeating the same for a whopping 24 year long career is truly a big deal. Hats off to this little guy for exhibiting a performance which will require another 1000 years to repeat itself.
Sachin is master on ground but at same time when he is playing you can see a whole nation taking a pause. His perfection is strokes is most adorable thing. His straight drive is the definition of perfection. His constant eager for playing cricket and being honest with game has made him GOD of cricket
If you see Hindi movie Chak De, a sports man fights back hard to prove that he played for his nation once. Sachin is billion times better than that character in real life. His expression in photos after worldcup 2011 win will reveal it. Total team dedicated the win to him first and then only to the country.. Something beyond spirit of God or Love.
Never ever in the history of homo sapiens, a man has played sports under the tremendous pressure of billion plus people and kept on performing globally for last 23 years. On top of it, not one extra marital affairs or drugs issue, in other words never abused his status. Idol of Idols.
No one ever in any format of game ever had the title of God and this is the guy who made maximum runs for india in 2011 world cup, and won a world cup when he was in peak of his carrier NOT LIKE OTHERS WHO BECAME FAMOUS AFTER WINNING HE WAS ALREADY A KING OH SORRY A GOD AND IT IS ALWAYS DIFFICUL TO PERFORM IN PRESSURE, AND PRESSURE OF 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE IS MAXIMUM ANY SPORSTSMAN EVER FACED, LOVE HIM AND RESPECT HIM
I don't think there is any other sports person who gets worshipped everyday and known by millions of people as a 'living god'. In my opinion Sachin is easily the most famous and celebrated sportsman on the planet. If cricket was famous in north and South America, people there would understand how famous Sachin is.
I'm not an Indian or an Indian cricket follower, but I'm a fan of Sachin and someone who knows how famous and loved Sachin is