The 43rd birthday of India's favourite son set social media afire. Here's all the dope you need on Sachin Tendulkar's - and indeed all of India's - special day.



Sachin began his day playing cricket with children at the MIG Club in Mumbai.


Just to get the record straight, stats man Mohandas Menon let this one out
 


Sachin's famous and powerful friends started tweeting their best wishes.
 


 


 

 


 


 

 


 


An amazing miniature sculpture made out of a pencil lead.



Interesting little-seen photos also started trending on Twitter.

 

 


Then there was this amazing video.


Some fans created painstaking collages
 

 

Forget fans and players, even IPL franchises wished the great man
 


Most certainly, a birthday India won't ever forget.