Twitter was flooded with birthday wishes for Sachin Tendulkar. India captain Virat Kohli and many other cricketers took to Twitter to convey their wishes to Tendulkar
Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli led birthday wishes for batting legend Sachin Tendulkar as the Master Blaster turned 47 today (April 24). Present and former cricketers too to Twitter to convey their wishes and also pay rich tributes to “God of cricket”.
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Born on April 24, 1973, Tendulkar made his international debut in 1989 in Pakistan. During his illustrious 24-year career, he broke many records. He is still the highest run scorer in Tests and ODIs.
Tendulkar is the only batsman to have scored 100 international hundreds. He played in a record 200 Tests and 463 ODIs, and also one T20I. He was part of the 2011 World Cup winning team.
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Tendulkar retired in November 2013. Post retirement he has been involved with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) as their “icon”. This year, Tendulkar is not celebrating his birthday as the world battles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Currently, India is under a lockdown until May 3 to contain the spread of the virus. Tendulkar is spending time at his Mumbai home with his family.
Kohli, on his Twitter account, wrote, “Happy birthday to the man whose passion for the game of cricket has inspired many. Wishing you an amazing year ahead paaji.”
India fast bowler Mohammed Shami said, “Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the most amazing person whom we all have looked upto while growing up...the man who has inspired all of us to play the game of cricket ..wish you a lovely year ahead..stay healthy..stay safe!”
Tendulkar’s former opening partner said, “True that the great man could stop time in India when batting. But the biggest inspiration @sachin_rt Paaji’s career is summed up is in these two pictures. Much needed to remember especially in these difficult times that after every adversity comes victory #HappyBirthdaySachin (sic).”
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the most amazing person whom we all have looked upto while growing up...the man who has inspired all of us to play the game of cricket ..wish you a lovely year ahead..stay healthy..stay safe! @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/89q9Mq1lzn— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) April 24, 2020
To the legend with an eternal sweet spot on the bat & in our hearts, here’s wishing MasterBlaster @sachin_rt a very happy bday. May ur life continue to shine like ur records & may u continue to inspire billions thru ur noble deeds. Loads of love & best wishes #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/l52w5dahA3— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 24, 2020
From the euphonic chants of 'Sachin, Sachin' echoing around the stadium 🔊 to the iconic celebration that we craved to watch 💯— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from Home🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) April 24, 2020
Here's to the man who not only inspired a billion dreams, but also emboldened multiple generations of Indian cricketers 🙌🏻 #HappyBirthdaySachin 💙 pic.twitter.com/Hg8B5krxrj
True that the great man could stop time in India when batting. But the biggest inspiration @sachin_rt Paaji’s career is summed up is in these two pictures. Much needed to remember especially in these difficult times that after every adversity comes victory #HappyBirthdaySachin 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/UODlDjbCEL— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 24, 2020
To, someone who changed the dynamics of the game and made generations fall in love with the sport. A legend and one of the nicest human beings, happy birthday @sachin_rt paji! 🎂— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2020
There won’t be another 🙌🏼#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/PFreyi7ixx
Fondly remember that time during your last test match when you walked up to me to share words of encouragement.— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 24, 2020
The moment was yours, but you still thought of me!
I cherish that moment even today. Happiest birthday @sachin_rt Paaji!#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/GKEfb8CgQL
As the Master Blaster @sachin_rt turns 47, we relive one of his glorious knocks against England in 2008.— BCCI (@BCCI) April 23, 2020
He dedicated this ton - 41st in Test cricket, to the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
Here's wishing the legend a very happy birthday 🍰 🎁 🎂 #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/dgBdlbCtU7
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Last Updated 24, Apr 2020, 1:19 PM