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All Quotes by author - Sachin Tendulkar
" And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win. "
" Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you've got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background. "
" As a kid I loved John McEnroe. They called me Mac because, while everyone else liked Borg, I was crazy about McEnroe. I tried wearing headbands and sweatbands, and whooping at people. It didn't quite work. "
" At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match. "
" At the start of my career, when I used to toss and turn at night, I was fighting that feeling and wanting to go to sleep. Now I know that's normal, so I'll just get up and watch TV or something. I know it's just my subconscious mind getting ready for a game. "
" Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit of a history regarding Pakistan. "
" Before you lay a foundation on the cricket field, there should be a solid foundation in your heart and you start building on that. After that as you start playing more and more matches, you learn how to score runs and how to take wickets. "
" But eventually it is a game of cricket. "
" Critics haven't taught me my cricket, and they don't know what my body and mind are up to. "
" Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field. "
" I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me. "
" 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. "
" If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicised? I have values I inherited from my father. He helped many. Anyone, even a postman knocking on our door would get a glass of water and some sweets. "
" I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can't be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn't discuss media coverage. "
" 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. "
" I have never thought where I will go, or forced any targets on myself. "
" I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else. "
" I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit. "
" I just want to continue the way I am going. "
" I'm really focusing now on how I can get to the next level as a batsman. How can I get even more competitive? How can I get even more consistent? How can I get better? "
" Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport. "
" It doesn't always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle. "
" It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it. "
" I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result. "
" My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important. "
" When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great. "
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