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Cricketing fraternity extends wishes to Sachin Tendulkar on his 50th birthday

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 April 2023, 17:25 IST
Sachin Tendulkar

The Indian cricketing fraternity united with joy and respect on Monday to send their birthday wishes to legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 50.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the governing body of the sport in India, took to Twitter to wish Tendulkar.

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the world's governing body in cricket, also extended their wishes to Sachin. They also changed their cover pic on Twitter to honour the legend.

Here are some cricketers who wished the ‘Mastre Blaster’.

Sachin is considered as the greatest batter to have played the game. With 34,357 runs in 664 international appearances at an average of 48.52, Sachin is the highest run-scorer in international cricket. He has scored 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries, most in international cricket. He is the only player to have a century of centuries.

With 18,426 runs in ODIs and 15,921 runs in Tests, Sachin has the highest runs in both formats as well. He is the first player to hit a ODI double hundred and to have played 200 Test matches. He is part of the Indian Team which won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

Sachin has played six IPL seasons, all for Mumbai Indians, where he has scored a total of 2334 runs in 78 matches at an average of 34.84. Sachin has 13 fifties and one hundred under his belt, hitting 29 sixes and 295 fours with a strike rate of 119.82. He won the 2013 edition of the IPL with the side.

First published: 24 April 2023, 17:25 IST