Why the World considers him the God of Cricket! Andrew Flintoff: When you bowl at him you are not just trying to get him out, you are trying to impress him. "I want him to walk off thinking 'that Flintoff, he's all right isn't he? I feel privileged to have played against him. Shane Warne: "Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt - daylight second, Brian Lara third." Viv Richards: He is 99.5% Perfect.. I'll pay to watch him play. I think he is marvellous. I think he will fit in whatever category of Cricket that has been played or will be played, from the first ball that has ever been bowled to the last ball that's going to be. He can play in any era and at any level. Sir Don 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...hi compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel! in reference to Sachin Tendulkar. Barry Richards: Consensus is that Sir Donald Bradman was the best batsman ever to play Cricket. Sir Don did not play One-Day Cricket but if he did, he could easily be Sachin Tendulkar. Allan Donald: "In my several years of international cricket, Tendulkar remains the best batsman I have ever bowled to. It's been a pleasure to bowl at the master batsman even though one hasn't always emerged with credit from the engagements." "During our team meetings, we often speak about the importance of the first 12 balls to Tendulkar. If you get him then you can thank your stars, otherwise it could mean that tough times lie ahead." Harsha Bhogle: In the recently concluded IPL when Sachin drove Ishant Sharma to a straight drive, he said- "Open the text book..turn to page no. 32" Andrew Symonds: wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Sachin. " To Sachin, the man we all want to be " A.R.Rhaman Well, I’m no Sachin Tendulkar you know, whenever he takes the field, people expect him to score a century before he loses his wicket. I can only give in my best and I always strive to live up to fans expectations, but it’s not possible to get an Oscar every time. Virendra Sehwag: Both of us have come a long away and it is a great honour that Tendulkar thinks I come close to resembling him as a batsman. It is a great honour, like a dream come true. If I die tomorrow I'll be the happiest man because I played this game because of Tendulkar, and Tendulkar himself saying that I resemble him - there is no bigger compliment than that. Mathew Hayden: I have seen GOD , he bats at no.4 for india in Tests. Ravi Shashtri: He is someone sent from up there to play cricket and go back. Mark Taylor: We did not lose to a team called india...we lost to a man called Sachin. Brain Lara: Sachin is a genius , i am a mere mortal! Barry Richards: Sachin is crickets GOD Martin Crowe: The shot played on this ball is only possible for the GOD of cricket. Paul Strang: What we [zimbabwe] need is 10 tendulkars.