Happy Birthday Sachin: Wishes Pour In As The God Of Cricket Turns 47

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

Rohit Sharma

Ajinkya Rahane

Mumbai Indians

Irfan Pathan

Virender Sehwag

VVS Laxman