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9 famous quotes by Sachin Tendulkar that defined his cricketing career

On his birthday, here's a list of nine most popular quotes by the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar!

Former Indian cricketer, who is hailed as the "God of Cricket" by the fans in India has turned 46. 

Sachin, who is the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket, is often termed as the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. 

On his birthday, here's a list of some popular quotes said by the legend. 

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'Dream to play for India'

"I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me"

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'Hate 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"

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'Foundation in your heart'

"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"

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'Critics haven't taught me'

"Critics haven't taught me my cricket, and they don't know what my body and mind are up to"

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'Beating Pakistan is always special'

"Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan"

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Balance cricket with family

"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"

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Player 'creates a separate identity for himself'

"I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself"

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'Every era has its significance'

"I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches"

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'It has been a dream'

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

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