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.
6⃣6⃣4⃣ intl. matches 👍— BCCI (@BCCI) April 24, 2023
3⃣4⃣3⃣5⃣7⃣ intl. runs 🙌
2⃣0⃣1⃣ intl. wickets 👌
The only cricketer to score 💯 intl. hundreds 🔝
The 2⃣0⃣1⃣1⃣ World Cup-winner 🏆
Here's wishing the legendary and ever-so-inspirational @sachin_rt a very happy 5⃣0⃣th birthday 🎂 👏#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/iyP0CfjTva
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’.
He came, he played & he conquered hearts for 4 generations! Good days or bad days, no runs or 100 runs, his head was always held high and feet firmly planted on the ground. He taught us that following the right process leads to long-term progress! pic.twitter.com/uHJe8sANw9— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 24, 2023
Maidaan par jo aapne kaha , uska ulta hi kiya, toh aaj aapke iconic 50th birthday par toh aapko Shirshasana karke wish karna hi tha.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 23, 2023
Wish you a very happy birthday @sachin_rt Paaji , aap jiyo hazaaron saal , Saal ke din ho ek crore. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/awvckIAqc9
Happy Birthday @sachin_rt!— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) April 24, 2023
You've always made the country proud, and inspired youngsters by making them believe in the possibility of dreams coming true!
Keep shining 🌟 #HappyBirthdaySachin #GodOfCricket pic.twitter.com/Wy6ZrRL2bl
Fifty years ago, CRICKET LEGEND was born— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) April 23, 2023
Made us see the best of the knocks against Ambrose, Akhtar, Lee and Warne
McGrath's yorks, Akram's swings
You never feared; entertained everyone with your innings
Every household cheered your name
You brought joyful tears with your… pic.twitter.com/cuPeVSYgnh
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.