Happy Birthday, Sachin: Wishes pour in as 'God of Cricket' turns 47 today

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was among the first ones to extend wishes to Master Blaster.
The lengendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who is also termed as ‘God of Cricket’, turned 47 today. However, the master blaster will not be celebrating his birthday this year as a mark of respect to Covid-19 warriors.

 

Tendulkar made his debut in Test cricket on November 15, 1989. In the same year on December 18, he played his first ODI match.

 

Sachin has most number of runs in the longest format of the game, amassing 15,921 runs. Along the way, Tendulkar scored 51 Test centuries, most by any player.

 

Things are no different in ODI cricket as Tendulkar atop the list of most runs in this format as well. He has accumulated 18,426 runs in ODI which includes 49 tons.

 

Tendulkar represented the country in six World Cups during his career that lasted for 24 years. He was the part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad.

Sachin Tendulkar career

Batting career
  Matches Innings Not out Runs Highest score Average Strike rate Hundreds Fifties Double hundred
Test 200 329 33 15921 248 53.79 54.08 51 68 6
ODI 463 452 41 18426 200 44.83 86.24 49 96 1
T20I 1 1 0 10 10 10 83.33 0 0 0
IPL 78 78 9 2334 100 33.83 119.82 1 13 0

 

Bowling career
  Matches Innings Wickets Best bowling Economy Average
Test 200 145 46 3 for 10 3.53 54.17
ODI 463 270 154 5 for 32 5.1 44.48
T20I 1 1 1 1 for 12 4.8 12
IPL 78 4 0 0 for 7 9.67 0

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was among the first ones to extend wishes to Master Blaster.

 

BCCI took to Twitter to post highlights of Tendulkar's inning against England in 2008 when he struck 103* runs to hand India a six-wicket victory.

 

"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. Here's wishing the legend a very happy birthday #HappyBirthdaySachin," BCCI captioned the video.

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.

Here's wishing the legend a very happy birthday   #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/dgBdlbCtU7

BCCI (@BCCI) April 23, 2020
Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president and Sachin's opening partner in ODIs Sourav Ganguly also extened his wishes and took to twitter and wrote, " Wish @sachin_rt a very happy birthday ..have a healthy and happy life ..."

Wish @sachin_rt a very happy birthday ..have a healthy and happy life ...

— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 24, 2020

Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli also extended wishes to legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on his 47th birthday.

Kohli took to Twitter to write: "Happy birthday to the man whose passion for the game of cricket has inspired many. Wishing you an amazing year ahead paaji."

Happy birthday to the man whose passion for the game of cricket has inspired many. Wishing you an amazing year ahead paaji.  @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/Mj7tE9evHg

— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2020
International cricket council

The International Cricket Council (ICC) also extended wishes to the "most prolific batsman of all time" Sachin Tendulkar on his 47th birthday.

 

ICC took to Twitter and wrote: "Happy birthday to Sachin Tendulkar, the most prolific batsman of all time! To celebrate, we will give you the opportunity to vote for his top ODI innings in a bracket challenge! Stay tuned to join the celebrations."

Happy birthday to Sachin Tendulkar, the most prolific batsman of all time!

To celebrate, we will give you the opportunity to vote for his top ODI innings in a bracket challenge!

Stay tuned to join the celebrations  pic.twitter.com/3orof9LAvs

— ICC (@ICC) April 24, 2020

Ravi Shastri

Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri also wished the Master Blaster as he tweeted: "Happy Birthday, Bossman. Legacy you've left behind in the sport is immortal. God bless Champ."

Happy Birthday, Bossman. Legacy you've left behind in the sport is immortal. God bless Champ @sachin_rt #HappyBirthdaySachin #SachinTendulkar pic.twitter.com/aqSCso4in2

— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 24, 2020

Here's are other sports person who extended their wishes to Tendulkar on Twitter:

Virender Sehwag

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

Birthday Greetings to dear @sachin_rt . You were and continue to remain an inspiration. Wish you ever more joy and success in all that you do. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/jX7wfyVE7I

— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2020
Mayank Agarwal

Happy Birthday, @sachin_rt. May you continue to inspire us to be the best version of ourselves, both on and off the field!#HappyBirthdaySachin

— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) April 24, 2020
Rani Rampal

Birthday greetings to the legend of the game ⁦@sachin_rt⁩ sir. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/BVAZpkOMZB

— Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) April 24, 2020
Mumbai Indians

 Imagine you get a piece of this cake for every #Sachin  memory you tell us! Go ahead #HappyBirthdaySachin #OneFamily @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/VEwYKm5nZw

— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2020
Delhi Capitals

From the euphonic chants of 'Sachin, Sachin' echoing around the stadium  to the iconic celebration that we craved to watch 

Here's to the man who not only inspired a billion dreams, but also emboldened multiple generations of Indian cricketers  #HappyBirthdaySachin  pic.twitter.com/Hg8B5krxrj

— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from Home) (@DelhiCapitals) April 24, 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad

The man, the myth, the legend 

Happy birthday, @sachin_rt! #HappyBirthdaySachin #SachinTendulkar #OrangeArmy pic.twitter.com/V88sOQelUx

— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 24, 2020
Kings XI Punjab

The man who made an entire generation fall in love with the game! 

A hero, an inspiration and above all, a true legend - #HappyBirthdaySachin! #SaddaPunjab @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/6M9knl5b07

— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 24, 2020
Chennai Super Kings

When this man entered the field, you could always say, "Poda, andha Aandavaney namma pakkam irukkaan!" There never was and there never will be another phenomenon like Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. #HappyBirthdaySachin #WhistlePodu  pic.twitter.com/U5mFeL7sJo

— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 24, 2020
Dilip Kumar Tirkey

Wishing the #GodOfCricket Master Blaster @sachin_rt a very happy birthday ! He is the man who inspired millions to watch and play the great game of cricket!#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/hekoTGS8j1

— Dilip Kumar Tirkey (@DilipTirkey) April 24, 2020
Hima Das

Wishing you a very happy birthday ⁦@sachin_rt⁩ sir. Being a great cricketer, you are also an inspiration for all of us. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/eWA0viNRtQ

— Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) April 24, 2020

Yuvraj Singh

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

Mohammad Kaif

To, someone who changed the dynamics of the game and made generations fall in love with the sport. A legend and one of the nicest human beings, happy birthday @sachin_rt paji! 

There won’t be another #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/PFreyi7ixx

— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2020

Pragyan Ojha

Many happy returns of the day paaji! Wishing good health and happiness always. #happybirthdaysachin @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/OyHn5DYvb1

— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 24, 2020



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