As Sachin Tendulkar, former Team India captain, turned 44 on Monday, cricketing circles and fans took to social media to convey their wishes. Although the Master Blaster retired from international cricket in November 2013, he has maintained a steady alliance with the game, mentoring the Indian Premier League’s “Mumbai Indians”. Moreover, Tendulkar is a key member of the eminent Cricket Advisory Committee that offers counsel to the Indian cricket panel (BCCI), on important cricketing issues.
Among his many achievements, Tendulkar holds the record for becoming the first Indian to score 50,000 runs across all formats of domestic and internationally certified cricket, that is, First-class, List A and Twenty20. The recipient of multiple awards, the cricket legend was honoured with India’s highest civilian prize, namely, the Bharat Ratna, in 2014.
Sachin Tendulkar’s exit from the cricket scene has not stopped him from staying relevant; he continues to be revered as a god by Indian cricket supporters. Even today, his name is chanted by fans whenever he shows up at cricket events.
As social media went into a tizzy on Tendulkar’s birthday, here is what the cricket god had to say:
Here is what Twitterati contributed:
Divided by Caste, Religion, State, Politics.— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) April 23, 2017
United by Sachin(God):"Abhi Sachin khel raha hai,Ummeed hai" #HappyBirthdaySachin