When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.

—Sachin Tendulkar

Wasim and Waqar were amazing bowlers. I would put them right up there with the best in the world.

—Sachin Tendulkar

My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.

—Sachin Tendulkar

If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I spent a lot of time preparing myself physically and mentally. I would rather convert that negative energy into positive energy.

—Sachin Tendulkar

It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.

—Sachin Tendulkar

Competitive spirit has played a huge role in making me what I am.

—Sachin Tendulkar

People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.

—Sachin Tendulkar

Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.

—Sachin Tendulkar

The key to handling pressure situations like these is to keep yourself steady, follow your instincts and think clearly.

—Sachin Tendulkar

Chase your dreams …. but make sure you don’t find shortcuts ….

—Sachin Tendulkar

If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished with the game.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.

—Sachin Tendulkar

I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.

—Sachin Tendulkar