Sachin Tendulkar Turns 49: Wishes Pour In On Legend’s Birthday

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  • The Indian batting legend turned 49 on Sunday.
  • Tendulkar has registered 100 centuries across all three formats of the game.
  • Sachin had represented the country in six World Cups in his career that spanned almost 24 years.

Mumbai: Former India captain and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar Sunday turned 49. Born on April 24th, 1973, in Mumbai, Sachin will be spending the special day in the Mumbai Indians’ bio-bubble as he is the mentor of the five-time winners of the Indian Premier League. And the franchise had something special arranged for him. All the youngsters wished him on his birthday, a video of which was shared by Mumbai Indians, but it was his son Arjun’s words that won the internet.

“To the man who united billions worldwide for the love of cricket, whose magic on the field and generosity off the field inspire many. Happy birthday @sachin_rt! Wishing you the best! #HappyBirthdaySachinTendulkar” tweeted BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

“664 international matches, 34,357 international runs, 100 international tons, 201 international wickets. Here’s wishing the ever-so-inspirational & legendary @sachin_rt a very happy birthday,” tweeted the official handle of BCCI.

“He inspired all of India to watch cricket. The boys wish & to share their experience of meeting. for the first time on his special day,” captioned MI in their special birthday tweet for Sachin. Among the youngsters were Hrithik Shokeen, Aryan Juyal, N Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis and Rahul Buddhi, who all shared their special memory of meeting the great batter and their most memorable moment from his illustrious career. And in the end, came Arjun, who had a special birthday wish for his father.

Talking about the franchise, Mumbai will be playing their eighth game in IPL 2022 on Sunday as they take on Lucknow Super Giants at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai is yet to open their account this season, having lost all their first seven games to become the only team to incur this worst start to a season. However, Mumbai’s win today could be a fitting birthday present for Sachin, who had won the ICC World Cup in 2011 and played his final international game at that venue.

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