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Sachin Tendulkar Masterful

His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it?s a toothpick, said Brett Lee of one of India's inimitable heroes.

books Updated: Sep 05, 2002 15:20 IST

Excerpted from Sachin Tendulkar Masterful:


He is a model cricketer, and despite the intolerable pressures he faces back home, he remains a really nice guy. Allan Donald

I tell you what, this man is a legend. Sourav Ganguly

To me he is the complete batsman. Wasim Akram

I think there are some in this world who would find fault even with the best. This guy has scored over 10, 000 runs or thereabouts in both forms of cricket but he is still criticized. It just amazes me. Kapil Dev

The more I see him, the more I want to see him
Mohammed Azharuddin

India’s fortune will depend on how many runs the little champion scores. There is no doubt Tendulkar is the real thing. Sunil Gavaskar

He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back. Ravi Shastri

Players like Sachin deserve to be preserved in cotton wool.
Viv Richards

His bat looks so heavy but he just waves it around like it’s a toothpick. Brett Lee

He hits the ball as if it’s there to be hit. Ian Chappell

Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal. Brian Lara

I’ll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. Shane Warne

First Published: Sep 05, 2002 15:20 IST