Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar today turned 45. Born on April 24, 1973, in Mumbai, Tendulkar needs no introduction as he is arguably the best batsman the game of cricket has ever produced. The ‘Master Blaster’ as he is fondly called retired from cricket in November 2013. Even after his retirement, there is no dip in his popularity. He continues to hold the majority of batting records, like most runs in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Apart from it, Tendulkar has the most number of centuries in both Tests and ODIs as well.
As it’s Tendulkar’s birthday, social networking sites Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with wishes pouring in for the ‘little master’. Apparently, #HappyBirthdaySachin was trending on Twitter. Cricketers, as well as other sports personalities, made it mandatory to wish the ‘God of Cricket’ on his birthday.
Leading the list was Tendulkar’s opening partner Virender Sehwag, who was at his usual best. He wrote, “Woh sirf ek Cricketer nahi, Duniya hai Meri! aur bahuton ki. Many more happy returns of the day to a man who could stop time in India (literally) .Thank you for making the Cricket Bat such a great weapon, which later many like me could also use.”
Viru at his usual best!
Woh sirf ek Cricketer nahi,
Duniya hai Meri !
aur bahuton ki.
Many more happy returns of the day to a man who could stop time in India (literally) .Thank you for making the Cricket Bat such a great weapon, which later many like me could also use. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/TVtpaxSiJz
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 24, 2018
Saina Nehwal too has a birthday greeting for the legend
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) April 24, 2018
Wish from across the border
— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) April 24, 2018
Centurion 2003 was one of the best days in my life.Not just because we beat Pakistan in a WC match but because I got to witness from a distance of just 22 yards,a display of focus,intensity & genius.What a man, your glory will be unsurpassed @sachin_rt paaji #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/VspBUC6tVp
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2018
Yuvraj Singh's unique wish
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 24, 2018
Very Very Special tweet from Laxman
Happy Birthday dear @sachin_rt . You are and will always remain an inspiration . It’s wonderful to see you contribute towards society with some really good initiatives even after your retirement. Wish you success always. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/aWQxZ9kRjV
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2018
From one champ to another
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) April 24, 2018
Simple but best!
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) April 24, 2018
And, one from King Kohli as well
Wish you a very Happy Birthday @sachin_rt Paaji. 🤗😊 You are and will always be the real Master Blaster! 🙏👏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2018
Tendulkar himself took to social media sites and posted a video message for his fans. In the video, Tendulkar said, “Thank you for your birthday wishes. I know since past 12 am the messages have been pouring in. It means a lot to me, thank you so very much for all the good wishes.”
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