Sachin Tendulkar Says He is Not a Cricket God, Just Blessed With Love From Fans

Known as much for his humility as he is for his plethora of cricketing records, legendary player Sachin Tendulkar says he is blessed and fortunate to be loved by fans all over.

Updated: November 11, 2014 19:48 IST
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Despite retiring, Sachin Tendulkar continues to be worshiped by fans and cricketers alike.


Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar may be cricketing God for many of his fans but the batting legend has stressed that he is "normal". "I'm no cricketing god. I've made lots of mistakes on the field. I've loved playing cricket, but I'm normal Sachin and that's how it should be," he told BBC Sport in an interview released here on Tuesday. (Also read: Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography breaks all records)

"I consider myself fortunate that people like me, people love me. It's a special thing. I'm blessed I think. God has been kind to me. I don't want to take anything for granted. I am only thankful to everyone for being so kind to me and it's never enough," he added in reference to a question on hero worship. (Did you know? Sachin Tendulkar did not want to retire before 2014)

The highest run-scorer in the history of international cricket was at the Lord's Cricket Ground last week for the official launch of his autobiography 'Playing It My Way'.

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