April 24: Sachin Tendulkar has been an inspiration for decades and his style and efforts have made him an idol for young cricketers. His career of almost twenty four years has given India an incredible boost in international cricket. He is considered one of the best batsmen of all time and has even been named as “the God of cricket”.Also Read - Ganguly, Dravid Never Won a World Cup...: Ravi Shastri Slams Critics of Virat Kohli | Watch VIDEO

Born on 24th April, 1973, he began playing cricket at the young age of eleven. His records in international cricket have been an inspiration for various young cricketers and he has inspired millions of lives both on and off field. Also Read: Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: 10 best ODI knocks from Master Blaster Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar: The Cost of Little Master's Hundred International Centuries

As we celebrate his 43rd birthday, here are eleven of the inspiring quotes given by the Master Blaster himself:  Also Read - Pope Francis Gifts PSG Star Lionel Messi Signed Shirt of Athletica Vaticana

1. Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.

2. 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.

3. And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made

contributions to the win.

4. Isn’t cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is

a team game or an individual sport.

5. My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or

more important.

6. It doesn’t always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you

have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle

7. If you remain humble, people will give you love and respect even after you have finished

with the game.

8. And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made

contributions to the win.

9. I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.

10. Critics haven’t taught me my cricket, and they don’t know what my body and mind are up to.

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