Sachin Tendulkar

Lessons from the Master! The quotations of Sachin Tendulkar are listed below. I have interpreted few of his sentences based on my understanding and related it to  Management or Leadership or whatever you call it.

And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
–>Acknowledge and praise the efforts of your team members!

At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
–>Plan and Prepare

But it is not fair to blame a particular individual in a team comprising 11 members.

–>Support your team and all your team  members.

Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
–>Understand your colleagues

From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot.
–>Support and Respect genuine talent

I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.
–>Don’t let pressure affect anything that comes in between you and your dreams

I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.
–>Have one vision and many short term goals

I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.
–>Ups and Downs are part of individual’s life

I didn’t want to prove a point, cause bowlers always want to make a statement and my job is to go out and score runs for India.
–>Don’t talk. Don’t walk the talk. Let your walking do the talking!

I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.
–>Creating Brand is a natural process, you just perform and progress.

I find it difficult to sleep even after all these years because my mind is constantly working and that is the way I have always prepared.
–>Don’t stop till the goal is achieved. Train your body accordingly

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.
–>Satisfaction is the end of progress. Love your profession, Love your progress.

I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.
–>If you want to compare yourself, compare it with your past!

I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream.

–>Enjoy what you do.

I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
–>Self explanatory

I just want to continue the way I am going.
–>Sustainable growth comes from persistent and endless efforts

I myself want to learn to play the guitar because I just love music and I want to learn to play at least one good musical instrument.
–>Keep up with your hobbies, and make new if you have made your hobby as your profession

I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.
–>You are the best judge of yourself

I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.
–>Do your best, Don’t think of the consequences!

If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.
–>Take credit of success and responsibility of failure

Imran Khan did not become Imran Khan overnight. He worked hard to become a legend.
–>Just like Rome and Imran Khan, there is nothing called overnight success

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.
–>Be a Team member

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.
–>Prepare for the worst

It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it.
–>Every project has its own importance and significance

It is my job to make runs for the country and win. That is the job I have to do.
–>Know your job and do it with perfection

Lara’s done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
–>Praise them if you respect them. Observe them and learn from them. They are everywhere

Moment there is contact your sub conscious mind knows whether it’s a single or more. It’s that fraction of contact that matters.
–>Make good & quick decisions at crucial moments

My first strategy was not to give any wickets in first five to six overs because first 10 overs were important.
–>Make strategy and plan for every project

My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.
–>Be serious irrespective of your client. Every job is important.

Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs.
–>Make your job/work an integral part of you

Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan.
–>Take opponents seriously, whatever is the reason.

But eventually it is a game of cricket.
–>Business is Business

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.
–>Work balance. Switch off

After having almost all the qualities, Sachin Tendulkar failed to be the successful captain. Not because he was not the good one, but because he had no other Sachin Tendulkar to support him. Congrats for getting a double century in ODI. May you serve India for many more years and while doing so, may you break and create records that are out of reach of anybody.


2 Responses to “Sachin Tendulkar”

  1. 1 Ashutosh
    March 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    and yes…to finish it off…grand style : the quote which moves me.. AWESOME :

    “Beneath the helmet, under that unruly curly hair, inside the cranium, there is something we don’t know, something beyond scientific measure. Something that allows him to soar, to roam a territory of sport that, forget us, even those who are gifted enough to play alongside him cannot even fathom. When he goes out to bat, people switch on their TV sets and switch off their lives.” – BBC

    • March 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

      yeah.. this quote is so inspiring man!

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