‘Reason for watching, playing cricket’ – Twitter overflows with wishes as Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 49th birthday
The Cricket fraternity came in huge numbers to wish the legend of the game on his birthday.
Updated - Apr 24, 2022 11:34 am
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who has been deemed as one of the greatest batters to have played the game, celebrates his 49th birthday today (April 24) and the wishes seemed to pour in from around the world. Popularly called the Master Blaster, Tendulkar started his international career way back in 1989 at the age of 16, and served the Indian cricket for almost 24 years until he announced his retirement from international cricket in 2013 at the age of 40.
Tendulkar was more than just a player in the country, and he had a brilliant fan base around the world. The crowd chanting ‘Sachin Sachin’ from the stands was a familiar sight in his era and such was the impact he had created in the cricketing fraternity. He had a phenomenal career across both the Test and ODI formats for India and there was hardly a list of records that did not include Tendulkar’s name in it.
In fact, Tendulkar had rewritten the way Indian cricket used to be in the past and he never was intimated while facing the greatest bowlers of the game like Wasim Akram, Glenn Mcgrath, Shoaib Akthar, and Curtley Ambrose. His technique was near to perfection and he played an immense part in India’s World Cup triumph in 2011 as well which turned out to be the last ICC event.
Sachin Tendulkar’s stunning records in international cricket
As far as his records are concerned, Tendulkar was far ahead of every other cricketer in terms of numbers and it might not be anywhere easy to get near to him. The right-hander has scored more than 34,000 international runs in 664 games across formats, the most by any batter, and became the first-ever cricketer to score 100 centuries in international cricket. He also was the first ever to break the barrier of an individual score of 200 in ODIs.
Widely regarded as the “God of cricket”, Tendulkar was honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 2014, the highest Indian civilian award for his services to Indian cricket. He is currently with the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 as a mentor post his retirement from the game.
Here’s how the Twitter reacted to Tendulkar’s birthday
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 24, 2022
6⃣6⃣4⃣ international matches
3⃣4⃣,3⃣5⃣7⃣ international runs
1⃣0⃣0⃣ international tons
2⃣0⃣1⃣ international wickets
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 24, 2022
Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 at the age of 37:
– Scored 618 runs in the IPL.
– Won Orange Cap.
– Scored most Test runs – 1562 at 78.10 Average.
– Scored 7 Test hundreds.
– Became first to score a double ton in men's ODI.
When a player generally retires by 37, he was at his peak. pic.twitter.com/AmRpUnvVDU
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 24, 2022
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 23, 2022
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) April 24, 2022
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 24, 2022
Legend, Icon and my Idol😎 Happy Birthday @sachin_rt paaji. Thank you for continuing to inspire everyone to take up the sport 🏏Wishing you a great year ahead with lots of happiness 😊 #HappyBirthdaySachin
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 24, 2022
Happy Birthday @sachin_rt ! May you always be blessed with great health and happiness! 😇
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 24, 2022
Happy birthday paaji!!
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) April 24, 2022
24 years since the unbelievable innings in the finals at Sharjah , he turned 25 that day , 24 years later, @sachin_rt remains an inspiration and a hero to so many. Heartiest birthday wishes to a wonderful man. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/kYFsJ0FidV
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 24, 2022
Happy Birthday @sachin_rt paaji! You are an inspiration… your humility is admirable, your guidance invaluable. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with you and learn more about the game. pic.twitter.com/J0E3eRequ2
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) April 24, 2022
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) April 24, 2022
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) April 24, 2022
Happy Birthday Paji @sachin_rt . Wishing you the best of health & happiness always. You are & will always remain the true icon of cricket. Keep shining! Keep inspiring us all! #HappyBirthdaySachin 🙌🤗 pic.twitter.com/pmgRX274Is
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 24, 2022
A most auspicious day when someone of your goodness and talent came into this world, @sachin_rt.
May all your wishes be fulfilled far beyond your wildest dreams and may you live a healthy, prosperous and inspiring life filled with love. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/IUIzCHJ6BL
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2022