SACHIN IS " "
"He is cool, has magnificient temperament, and is so mature
you tend to forget his age. I can't think of any other example
of a player who has so dominated the world before the age of
"The most exciting batsman of his time because he finds
the right balance between reason and passion, techinque and
power, nerves and placement and judgement that applies to all
"He is a perfectly balanced batsman
and knows perfectly well when to attack and when to play defensive
cricket. He has developed the ability to treat bowlers all over
the world with contempt and can destroy any attack with utmost
(after India won the Coca-Cola cup in Sharjah)
"Hell, if he stayed, even at 11 an over he would have got
(after being defeated in the Coca-Cola Cup finals in Sharjah)
"It was one of the greatest innings I have ever seen. There
is no shame being beaten by such a great player, Sachin is perhaps
only next to the Don''.
"When it comes to judging the best among these fabulous
band of batsmen, my vote goes to Tendulkar. He has an uncanny
ability to come out on top under different circumstances and
under different conditions, whether it is Test cricket or one-day
internationals. And more importantly, he has done this so young.
(after India won at Sharjah)
"He has given a new dimension to batting. Such dominance
can break the heart of the best of bowlers. I was never tired
of watching this wonderful batsman."
"If I've to bowl to Sachin, I'll bowl with my helmet on.
He hits the ball so hard."
"Sachin is an attacker. He has much more power than Sunny.
He wants to be the one to set the pace. He has to be on top.
That's the buzz about him."
Allan Donald: (in
his autobiography, "White Lightening")
"His shot selection is superb,
he just lines you up and can make you look very silly. Everything
is right in his technique and judgment. There isn't a fault
there. He is also a lovely guy, and over the years I've enjoyed
some interesting chats with him."
"Don't bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours."