Mathew Hayden: I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.
Sir Donald Bradman: I saw him playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two… his compactness, technique, stroke production… it all seemed to gel.
Sir Garfield Sobers: I have watched a lot of Tendulkar and we have spoken to each other a lot. He has it in him to be among the very best.
Barry Richards: Sachin is cricket’s god.
Virat Kohli: Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years. It is time we carried him on our shoulders.
Sunil Gavaskar : Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar , Thank you , Thank you , Thank you
A placard at the SCG: Commit all your crimes when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed because even the Lord is watching.
Simon Katich: Sachin Tendulkar is an inspiration to all of us older guys, because he was written off a couple of years ago, ironically by one of our selectors, and the fact is he has proved him wrong.
MS Dhoni: I have joked before that there is a good chance that I might retire before Tendulkar
MS Dhoni: Performance is one thing, performing back to back is something else. People may call Sachin Tendulkar a sitting elephant, but he’s the best. He never said a word, and wanted to let his bat do the talking.
Sourav Ganguly: To me he will not just be remembered as a great player and a lovely human being, but as somebody who tried to learn Bengali for the last 14 years but never managed to do so!
Adam Gilchrist: I now know what Sachin Tendulkar feels every time he bats in India.
Hashim Amla: Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.
Shane Warne: Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt – daylight second, Brian Lara third.
Shane Warne: I want to clarify that this nightmare thing was a joke. Sachin is the best batsman of my time… but I am not scared of him, or anybody for that matter.
Brian Lara: Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal.
Dennis Lillee: If I’ve to bowl to Sachin, I’ll bowl with my helmet on. He hits the ball so hard.