"When we were playing we used to think that whether the future will see any greater batsman than Sunil Gavaskar. But we were wrong. There have been greater players than Gavaskar. Because the game of cricket is bigger than any player."
Kapil Dev further added saying that human race would fall behind if the legendary cricketer's records are not broken.
"Sachin has played brilliantly throughout the career and has accumulated huge records but his records will also be broken one day because this is cricket," Kapil said.
Kapil Dev, who was in Kolkata to address a programme of Akash Institute, for students who cracked the medical and engineering entrance exams said the three factors that makes a person successful were discipline, dedication and self confidence.
In our time we used to think, can anybody ever go past Sunil Gavaskar?"
"But it happened, it's happening and it will happen for sure. Records are meant to be broken. Sachin has achieved such a big milestone, if nobody breaks it then the human race will fall behind. We are waiting for the day when somebody will come and break Sachin's record," India's first World Cup winning skipper said.
He also said that a talented person also needs to plan one's career in order to be successful in life.
Talking about two cricketers who were in limelight during the end of his career, said media had also termed them as the best to have played for the country.
"Both of them were very talented. But now look where Sachin has reached. Kambli couldn't make it big because of his lack of discipline," he said.
"Kambli did not have the roadmap for himself as to what he wanted to achieve.
Sometimes, you have the talent but if you don't understand yourself, you can't become Sachin Tendulkar. You have to have a role model. But that is not the end as you have to go beyond your role models," Kapil pointed.