Sachin Tedulkar, who turned 45 today, received wishes from various celebrities and personalities on social media.
Sachin Tendulkar brought in his 45th birthday by celebrating with family and close friends at a restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai. The Master Blaster turned 45 on April 24 and chose to kept things private in a pre-birthday meal with wife Anjali, daughter Sara, brother Ajit who were also joined in by his former teammates Vinod Kambli, Zaheer Khan and Ajit Agarkar.
The first batsmen to score a double century in one-day internationals, Tendulkar is on the top of the run scoring chart even after retirement.
Tendulkar, who was born on April 24, 1973, accumulated 34357 runs in international cricket and that is more than any other batsmen in the world. He also holds the record of most runs in one-day internationals and Test cricket. In ODIs, he has scored 18426 while in Test he has scored 15921 runs.
Apart from these, he has almost all records that a batsman aspires to hold. Another record that stands out is the 100 international centuries. He has scored 49 hundreds in ODIs and 51 in Test cricket.
Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012 and he accepted the position proposed by the President of India to become the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated.
Here are the wishes posted to Tendulkar on his birthday:
Boxer Vijender Singh recalled the widely popular chant of “Sachin, Sachin” that was a regular feature in stadiums across the world. “Still The Chants SACHIN SACHIN Gives Goosebumps To Us. #HappyBirthdaySachin @sachin_rt The Man Who Carried Emotions Of The People Of A Nation For 24 Years. More Power To You🙏” he wrote in his tweet.
VVS Laxman tweeted, “Happy Birthday dear @sachin_rt . You are and will always remain an inspiration . It’s wonderful to see you contribute towards society with some really good initiatives even after your retirement. Wish you success always. #HappyBirthdaySachin.”
Happy Birthday dear @sachin_rt . You are and will always remain an inspiration . It’s wonderful to see you contribute towards society with some really good initiatives even after your retirement. Wish you success always. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/aWQxZ9kRjV
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2018
The leading Test run scorer.
The leading ODI run scorer.
A phenomenal 34,357 international runs, plus 200 wickets!
— ICC (@ICC) April 24, 2018
Centurion 2003 was one of the best days in my life.Not just because we beat Pakistan in a WC match but because I got to witness from a distance of just 22 yards,a display of focus,intensity & genius.What a man, your glory will be unsurpassed @sachin_rt paaji #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/VspBUC6tVp
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2018
And here’s wishing @sachin_rt a very, very happy birthday. Thank you for your inspiration, your genius, your insight and boundless joy for the game. Thank you for giving us hope and belief over and over again.
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) April 24, 2018
— ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) April 24, 2018
Sachin brought in his birthday at a book launch in Mumbai with the likes of Ravi Shastri, Michael Clarke and Diana Edulji.