Sachin Tendulkar On Losing | 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
On Having A Dream | I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.
On Being An Active Sportsman | 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
My Point Of View | My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.
I Am Inspired By | New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori who is a very good bowler.
I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him, I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.
My Highlights | 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.
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.
On The Subconscious Mind | 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.
On Living In The Moment | I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.
On Believing | I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.