Sachin won't celebrate 47th birthday as mark of respect for Covid warriors

India Legends Captain Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during Road Safety World Series cricket T20 match against West Indies Legends at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. File Photo: PTI
The legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who will turn 47 on Friday, has decided not to celebrate his birthday this year as a mark of respect for the frontline workers leading India's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

"Sachin has decided that this is not the time for celebrations. He feels that this is the best tribute he can pay to all the doctors, nurses, para-medics, policemen, defence personnel, who are at the frontline," news agency PTI quoted a source close to the player.

 

Tendulkar has already contributed a total of Rs 50 lakh to the CM Relief fund. He is also involved with several other relief work initiatives.

 

"He has always been very uncomfortable talking about this aspect," the source said.

 

Numerous fan clubs are coming up with innovative tributes on social media for the iconic batsman.

 

One fan club will be releasing 40 rare photographs of the maestro and another will be highlighting all the social work and initiatives that the legend has undertaken in all these years.

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



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