Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, on Friday, turned 47. The former India batsman is the most decorated batsman in the history of cricket. Sachin Tendulkar is the owner of almost all the major batting records in the game.
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He made his debut at the age of 16 against arch-rivals, Pakistan in 1989. After serving the nation for well over two decades, Sachin retired from the game in November 2013. The batting maestro finished his Test career with a record 15,921 runs in 200 Tests with the help of 51 centuries and 68 fifties.
A year before hanging up his boots from Tests, he had retired from ODIs. His last appearance in the 50-overs cricket came against Pakistan in 2012 Asia Cup. The greatest ODI player of all time, he finished his illustrious career in the 50-over format, having played 463 ODIs, scored 18,426 runs and made 49 centuries, each of them a world record.
As the Master Blaster @sachin_rt turns 47, we relive one of his glorious knocks against England in 2008.
He dedicated this ton – 41st in Test cricket, to the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 23, 2020
He also represented India in one T20 International against South Africa in 2006 when he managed to score ten runs.Overall, he amassed a mind-boggling 34,357 runs and made 100 centuries in 664 international matches. In 2011, he also helped India win the World Cup after a long gap of 28 years. It was Sachin Tendulkar’s sixth appearance in the World Cup.
And as Sachin Tendulkar turned a year older, cricket fraternity did not waste any time in wishing him on his special day. Here are some of the messages for the batting legend on his 47th birthday:
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 24, 2020
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) 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
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) April 23, 2020
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 24, 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
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar has decided against celebrating his birthday this year as a mark of respect to the frontline workers leading India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation in India is alarming at the moment.