Sachin Tendulkar, who is termed as the god of cricket has turned 47 on Friday. Though Sachin announced that he isn’t going to celebrate his birthday because of the ongoing deadly virus in the country, the cricketers all over the world sent their best wishes to the all-time legendary cricketer.
Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket in 2013, played a record 200 Tests matches and 463 One-Day Internationals for India. He scored 15,921 runs with 51 centuries in the longest format and 18,426 runs with 49 centuries in ODIs.
Sachin Tendulkar scored 34357 International runs:
Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in 1989 against arch-rivals Pakistan, whose fierce bowling line-up comprised of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. The Pakistan bowlers tried their best to intimidate the 16-year-old Sachin, but he didn’t go there just to take some blows.
The master blaster scored only 15 in his first match and was dismissed by Waqar. However, in the second Test match of the series, Tendulkar hit back at Pakistan’s bowlers and give a shout out to world why he was there on the field. He scored 59 runs and faced 172 balls to take the team out of the panic situation.
Tendulkar finished his career as the leading run-getter in international cricket, with 34,357 runs across formats — 15,921 in 200 Tests, 18426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international. Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to smash a double hundred in ODIs when he struck 200 not out off 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.
Sachin has decided not to celebrate his birthday this year as a mark of respect to the frontline workers leading India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Tendulkar has already contributed a total of INR 50 lakh to the CM Relief fund. He is also involved with several other relief work initiatives.
Here are a few birthday wishes:
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
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) April 24, 2020
To the legend with an eternal sweet spot on the bat & in our hearts, here’s wishing MasterBlaster @sachin_rt a very happy bday. May ur life continue to shine like ur records & may u continue to inspire billions thru ur noble deeds. Loads of love & best wishes #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/l52w5dahA3
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 24, 2020
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 24, 2020
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2020
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2020
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 24, 2020
Happy birthday paji @sachin_rt मै शुक्रगुज़ार हू भगवान का कि उसने हमें आपसे मिलवाया Have a great birthday with family.see you soon.. lots of love always ❤️? stay safe #HappyBirthdaySachinTendulkar #Greatsonofindia #GodOfCricket pic.twitter.com/Sl8uGCW1Rd
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 24, 2020
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) April 24, 2020
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) April 24, 2020
Many more happy returns of the day @sachin_rt paijee. The memories of your 100s at Chepauk are still so fresh in my memory and feels like it happened yesterday. May you have great day and beyond. #SachinSachin
— lets stay indoors India ?? (@ashwinravi99) April 24, 2020
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 24, 2020
@sachin_rt happy birthday mate, hope you and your family are safe and well. ??
— Jason Gillespie ? (@dizzy259) April 23, 2020
Happy Birthday @sachin_rt hope you’re had a beaut of a day legend.
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) April 23, 2020
Happy birthday @sachin_rt paji! Wishing you lots of health & happiness always. I have been so fortunate to share many memorable innings with you, specially my debut 100 & when you completed your 100th century.????☝️ pic.twitter.com/a5fANuieXl
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) April 23, 2020
Wish @sachin_rt a very happy birthday ..have a healthy and happy life …
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 24, 2020