Sachin Tendulkar, famously known as the ‘God of Cricket’ has turned 47 today. The legendary Indian batsman was the definition of cricket for many across the world during his decorated 24-year international career. Tendulkar made his debut at the young age of 16 against Pakistan and went on to become one of the world’s iconic cricketers. His voracious appetite of scoring runs and breaking records also drew comparisons to Australian great Don Bradman.
Sachin announced his retirement from ODIs in December 2012, from T20 in October 2013, and finally, from all forms of cricket on November 13, 2013, after playing his 200th and final Test match against the West Indies at his home ground, Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. He made a record six World Cup appearances eventually ending up on the triumphant side in his last, in 2011 at the Wankhede stadium when India defeated Sri Lanka in the final.
Wishes poured in from his friends and fans as the little master turned 47 today. Here’s how they wished Sachin.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) April 24, 2020
Many happy returns of the day to the great man.Hope you have a great day paaji. My two best moments with him were:
1)Sharing the match winning partnership at Sydney against Australia in the first final.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 24, 2020
Fondly remember that time during your last test match when you walked up to me to share words of encouragement.
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
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 24, 2020
Two things are guaranteed when #Sachin 🐐 enters the Wankhede Stadium!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2020
I have seen Magic from the non striker’s end… STRAIGHT DRIVE from the master @sachin_rt paji’s bat.hope you are having a magical time with family on your birthday #HappyBirthdaySachin paji pic.twitter.com/VcuHq3Qk5s
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 24, 2020
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
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2020