Sachin's a true Bharat Ratna: Saif Ali Khan

Published: 14 November, 2013 08:20 IST | The Hitlist Team |

Saif Ali Khan talks about the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and his impending retirement

“I think Sachin Tendulkar is a national hero. He has made us so proud always. My father (Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi) once said that he takes cricket to a metaphysical level.

Sachin Tendulkar

When I asked him how, he said ‘you know sometimes I kill the bowler before lunch and then maybe I get out because I’ve killed him.

Saif Ali Khan

Sachin says he’ll kill him before lunch after lunch, he’ll kill him after tea and then he’ll kill him the next day and he’ll kill him for four days if he can’.

He used to reiterate that Sachin just takes batting to another level. It’s sad that he’s retiring and everybody gets older... nothing lasts forever but I think we will always remember what a great great player he’s been.

From his first match -- when Waqar Younis hit him in the face and he kept playing -- he’s always been very brave. He’s a true Bharat Ratna I think.” 

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK