24 April, the year doesn't matter, has a festive feel to it, at least for every Indian, regardless of age, religion, gender, etc. It's a day when everybody, all 1.2 billion of us, goes down memory lane to relive the most special moments in their lives, moments that inspired them, moments that made them fall in love with the game of cricket, for many Indians, a religion in itself.
It's the birthday of the 'God of cricket' Sachin Tendulkar, and a little over two years since his retirement, this occasion is no less celebrated than any other festival in India. If you happen to peep in to Twitter, you will have every ounce of the variety of emotion that Indian cricket lovers feel on this very special day.
We bring you the best of those emotions from Twitter, as the world bows down to the man who united a nation with plenty of diversity.
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) April 23, 2016
— Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) April 24, 2016
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) April 24, 2016
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 23, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 24, 2016
For the fans, its Sachin Jayanti
— Bitchwa Please (@BitchwaPlz) April 24, 2016
India has many Gods, but only one is worshipped by everyone
— ArunAshok (@arun661) April 24, 2016
— Deepak (@deepuzoomout) April 23, 2016
— Jigar Dhulla (@jigar_dhulla) April 24, 2016
Sachin is cricket and cricket is Sachin, Sach is life for Indians
SACHIN is the reason I started watching cricket. Once he retired..I retired from watching cricket..GOD _/\_ #HappyBirthdaySachin
— $$$ (@tez_tweetz) April 24, 2016
Happy Birthday to the man who defined 90's childhood as a remarkable one... Sachin out = TV Off was a phrase then..!!!#HappyBirthdaySachin
— Karthik Stunner (@stunner_karthik) April 24, 2016
— Mayank Jain (@jmayank1) April 24, 2016
Why Dadaji can be pardoned for asking that question
"Abhi Sachin Khel Raha Hai" were the most positive words of the 90s.
— Sagarcasm (@sagarcasm) April 23, 2016
Sorry Shah Rukh Khan
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) April 23, 2016
This will give goosebumps to every cricket fan. Just read the description.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) April 23, 2016