Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most respected and worshipped cricketers in the world. Making his debut against Pakistan when he was just 16, Tendulkar established himself as one of the best players to have played the game of cricket. He went on to smash many batting records during his career.
Having a truckload of runs and laurels to his name, Tendulkar is also hailed for the longevity of his career which was around 24 years.
Born on 24 April, 1973, this man has many names but the ones that stuck to him were Master Blaster and God of Cricket. He will always be remembered for scoring a record 100 international centuries, 49 in ODIs and 51 in Tests. He is one of the only four cricketers to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (in 1997/98) and the only sportsman to receive the highest civilian award of India – Bharat Ratna.
Many credit Tendulkar for revolutionising the game of cricket in India. He became a big brand and his superstar status was unmatched for more than a decade. In 2011, Tendulkar fulfilled his long-cherished dream of winning the World Cup.
So, on his special day, the cricketing world and fans have come together pouring in their love for him on social media.
Former India pace bowler Venkatesh Prasad took to Twitter and posted photos of some of the glorious moments he shared once with Tendulkar. Prasad wrote, "Sach is truth, Sach is life, Sach is the answer, Sach is it”.
Sach is truth , Sach is life , Sach is the answer, Sach is it.
Birthday greetings to not only the greatest batsman the world has seen, but the most humble and incredible human being @sachin_rt .#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/6bl6L5zNtb
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 24, 2021
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 24, 2021
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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2021
We've all seen those trademark @sachin_rt shots – but we've not seen them like this.
— ICC (@ICC) April 24, 2021
Many many happy returns of the day @sachin_rt to an absolute legend of cricket. Your passion towards cricket made us love the game and gave a lifetime of memories! Wishing you a blessed & a healthy life always pic.twitter.com/llPGhtu4rd
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 24, 2021
Wishing one of the greatest players the world has ever seen, the happiest of birthdays!
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 24, 2021
Wishing you a very happy birthday @sachin_rt sir. You are truly an inspiration for many of us and the generations to come. Thank you sir for always being my biggest motivational support on several occasions. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/h71PF72Yk6
— Hima (mon jai) (@HimaDas8) April 24, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 24, 2021
Wishing a very happy birthday to @sachin_rt. So many fond memories of playing with you are a treat in itself. Hope you're doing well and my best wishes to you!#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/FMoHIyFLlD
— DK (@DineshKarthik) April 24, 2021
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) April 24, 2021
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