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Sachin Tendulkar – Happy 47th Birthday

Today the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar turns 47. However, while the coronavirus pandemic has covered the entire world that created a global crisis, Tendulkar has decided to not celebrate his latest birthday. He feels that it is not the right time to celebrate anything.

Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut on 15th November 1989, at the age of just 16 years and 205 days. He is still the youngest cricketer to make international debut for India. The legendary cricketer spent 24 years in international cricket and dominated for most of the times.

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Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Even more than six years after his international cricket retirement, no one has come closure to his record international runs as well as Test and ODI runs.

On his 47th birthday, here we are talking about some of Sachin Tendulkar’s international cricket stats which are related to the number 47.

47 Tests – Tendulkar played 47 Tests under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin. It was the most number of Test matches that Tendulkar played under any captain.

47 ODIs – Tendulkar played 47 ODIs in Australia, which was also his most number of ODI matches in a country outside India.

47 international matches – Tendulkar played 47 international matches in Europe. It was his second-lowest number of international matches in a continent (lowest record in this list was 31 matches in America).

47 times facing first delivery of the innings – In his international career, Tendulkar faced the first delivery of India’s innings for 47 times, all in ODIs.

47 sixes – Under MS Dhoni‘s captaincy, Tendulkar hit 47 international sixes. It was his second-most international sixes under a captain (105 sixes under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin).

47 ODI wickets – Tendulkar took 47 ODI wickets as a no.5 position bowler.

47 international catches – Tendulkar picked up 47 catches in international cricket during his captaincy (1996-2000).

47 Test catches – Tendulkar took 47 Test catches in India. It was his most Test catches in a country.

47th centuries

The right-handed batsman Sachin Tendulkar scored 34357 runs in 782 international innings (664 international matches). In his international career, Tendulkar scored 15921 Test runs (329 innings; 200 matches), 18426 ODI runs (452 innings; 463 matches) and 10 T20I runs (only match).

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Sachin Tendulkar (Image: AFP)

47th international century – 122 against South Africa during Vadodara ODI on 17th March 2000 (India won by four wickets, with one ball remaining).

47th Test century – 106 against South Africa during Kolkata Test in February 2010 (India won by an innings and 57 runs).

47th ODI century – 120 against England during Bengaluru ODI on 27th February 2011, in the Group Stage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 (Match tied).

47th wickets

Tendulkar was also a very effective bowler. There are many memories with his versatile bowling. The right-arm bowler picked up 201 international wickets – 46 Test wickets, 154 ODI wickets and only T20I.

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Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

47th international wicket – Mark Taylor c Azharuddin b Tendulkar – India vs Australia at Bengaluru (ODI) on 21st October 1996 in the Titan Cup 1996.

47th ODI wicket – Moin Khan b Tendulkar – India vs Pakistan at Chennai on 21st May 1997 in the Pepsi Independence Cup 1997.

47th catches

In his international career, Tendulkar also took 256 catches. He took 115 Test catches, 140 ODI catches and only T20I catch.

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Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

47th international catch – Courtney Walsh c Tendulkar b Venkatapathy Raju – India vs West Indies at Kolkata (ODI) on 5th November 1994 during the final of Wills World Series 1994.

47th Test catch – Ricky Ponting c Tendulkar b Anil Kumble – India vs Australia at Bengaluru in March 1998.

47th ODI catch – Lanka de Silva c Tendulkar b Abey Kuruvilla – Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (SSC) on 24th August 1997.

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Virender Sehwag Has a Special Birthday Message For Cheteshwar Pujara

As the Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara turns 32 today, the cricket fraternity, as well as fans, are wishing the player across social media platforms. But Pujara got the special wish from the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. He added a special birthday note for him on Twitter.

Known for his wit, Sehwag has always brought a laugh on the face of fans with his one-liners. Similarly, former cricketer addressed the defensive batsman with every possible nickname while lauding his batting style.

“His county mates call him Steve , some call him Pujji. But for bowlers around the world he is “ChePu“. Ek baar pitch pe aaya,toh samjho Chep ho hi gaya. What a wonderful player, unforgettable contribution in the series in Australia last year. A very Happy Birthday @cheteshwar1!”

Cheteshwar Pujara’s contribution:

In an era of counterattacking batsmen, Pujara is a rare successful defensive batsman. Sehwag has rightly mentioned him as “Chepu” in his tweet because he doesn’t tire and stands for a long period regardless of venue or opposition. His fitness has led him to be the constant performer for Team India.

Pujara’s memorable contribution came in the last year’s incredible win in the Test series against Australia in Australia. Back then, India defeated Australia in the Test series for the first team in series Down Under.

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Cheteshwar Pujara (Credits: Getty)

Last year, Pujara played remarkably well in the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-2019. He scored 521 runs in seven innings at an average of 74.43. He struck three centuries and one half-century. Thus, his magnificent batting for India has earned him the Player of the Series award.

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Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

However, he has been dropped from the shorter formats but nobody could replace him in Test fold. So far, Pujara has played 75 Test matches and scored 5740 runs which include 18 centuries and 24 half-centuries respectively.

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Hardik Pandya Gives Most Witty Birthday Wishes To Shreyas Iyer And Jasprit Bumrah

The allrounder Hardik Pandya comes up with quirkiest wishes on the birth anniversary of his pals Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah. The India national cricket team had a big birthday blast on 6th December. It was the birthday of four Indian cricketers – Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Iyer, and Karun Nair. The BCCI and other cricketers wished the four Indian cricketers.

The no.1 ODI ranked Bumrah turned 26 years old on 6th December. The apprentice of Lasith Malinga has evolved as a top-class bowler over time, adding more than just the pace to his balls. He has learned the tricks for the perfect yorker and has eventually become the expert in the death overs.

Meanwhile, the right-handed batsman Shreyas Iyer is still trying to cement his place by the national side.

Hardik Pandya wishes Bumrah and Iyer:

Pandya is well known for his quirky posts on his social media profile. Once again the allrounder took to his Twitter account to wish the two fellow cricketers with whom he spent a good time in the league cricket and domestic matches.

Pandya has spent quality time, creating a handful of memories with Shreyas Iyer in the domestic events. Both Pandya and Bumrah have played together in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Mumbai Indians. The two share a great camaraderie in the twenty-overs league game.

Iyer, who is trying to set himself in the national squad, celebrated his birthday with the Men in Blue in the T20L series against West Indies.

Iyer has proved his mettle and showed his character in the series against West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh. It will be a good opportunity for the right-handed batsman to make the most out of the opportunities to cement his position in the national side of the team.

On the other hand, Bumrah is spending his birthday with his family and friends at home. He shared a picture of him with his mother on his social media account, thanking everyone for their hearty wishes.

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Virender Sehwag Hilarious Reply To Michael Vaughan On Birthday Wish

Today (20th October) is the birthday of one of the most entertaining Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag. Social Media is flooded with the birthday wishes for the player. Every cricket lover and cricketer is wishing the player on Twitter. Michael Vaughan also wished the player to which Virender Sehwag replied in a hilarious way. His reply has left everyone in a laugh.

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Today, Virender Sehwag has turned to 41 years. The Indian opener had illustrious cricket career. He is known for hitting boundaries in every format. He was the successful opener in the Indian Team. The player played 104 Test matches and 251 ODIs. His innings were the most memorable one as he kept entertaining everyone through his shots.

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Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Google)

Today the twitter is congratulating the player and celebrating his day with good wishes. Sehwag also celebrated his day in a special way. As we all know Sehwag is the king of Tweets, his comments can leave everyone in awe. Michael Vaughan in a sarcastic way wished Sehwag as he wrote-

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Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Google)

“Happy 50th birthday @virendersehwag … Have a great day … ”

Sehwag replied him in a hilarious way which has left everyone in a laugh. He wrote-

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Thanks for your wishes, Michael. How do you manage to keep track? I am an ageless and timeless buddy

His reply has left the Twitter praise the player in a funny way.

Virender Sehwag is ready to return in cricket

Virender Sehwag has many records in his name. In 2015, he retired from cricket but he is still connected to cricket through commentary and TV shows. He is famous for his one-liners which leave everyone in amazement.

The aggressive right-hand opening batsman scored 8586 runs in Test cricket and 8273 runs in ODIs. Sehwag is all set to return to action when he will join cricketing legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara for the upcoming Road Safety World Series in India.

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Ishant Sharma Wishes Zaheer Khan In Different Style On Twitter

Last Monday (7th October) was the birthday of one of the best fast bowlers of the Indian team history – Zaheer Khan. From sportsperson to fans everybody wished him on social media. Instagram and Twitter are flooded with birthday wishes.

Ishant Sharma also wished the senior fast bowler. Zaheer Khan made his debut in the Indian national cricket team in 2000. Since then he improvised his performance and picked wickets when needed. He played 200 ODIs and 92 Test matches. He picked up 311 wickets in Test matches and 282 wickets in ODIs.

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Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan (Image Credit: Google)

Zaheer is 10 years older than Ishant Sharma. Ishant made the debut in the team in 2007 when Zaheer was in great height. In the birthday wish, Ishant wrote about the mantra which the senior fast bowler told him. He wrote that Zaheer gave him the advice to focus more on fitness than technique. His advice has helped Ishant Sharma in the cricket career.

Zaheer has turned 41 years on last Monday. He was the part of the winning team of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. His contribution in the final match was commendable. In the final against Sri Lanka, Zaheer Khan managed to pick up two wickets and bowl three maiden overs. He last played for India in 2014 in a Test match against New Zealand. After that, he continued playing in the IPL and then retired from all forms of cricket in 2015.

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Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma is busy playing the Test series against South Africa. India registered its first victory in the three-match Test Series. Now, the team has headed toward the second Test match that will be played in Pune.

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MS Dhoni Birthday Special: Top 10 Records Made by MS Dhoni

Former Team India skipper MS Dhoni, who has led his side across all formats, has been a cornerstone for the nation — known for his calm and composed demeanour. And on MS Dhoni birthday special, there’s plenty to relish.

During his illustrious journey since 2004, Dhoni has taken India to greater heights. In the meantime, he has also faced the wrath for failing to deliver apart from occasional blunders.

In 2014, amid Australia series, Dhoni hung his boots from the international cricket.

With performance further coming under scanner, Dhoni had decided to tender his resignation as a skipper in the limited-overs format in 2017. And then Virat Kohli became his successor in the white-ball cricket, too.

However, Dhoni has often lent his helping hand to Kohli, which is often visible in the different tourneys.

Anyway, apart from playing an aggressive brand of cricket, Dhoni has equally played a quintessential role in carrying youngsters alongside him.

Apart from the occasional blips, Dhoni has held his head high to produce scintillating knocks for India which further includes some exciting records to his name during his illustrious cricketing career so far.

Above all, his consistency behind the stumps had earned him accolades for being agile.

Anyway, if you still doubt about Dhoni to its length and breadth, then here’s how Dhoni’s records justify his contribution not only on his milestones but for the benefit of a team in a nutshell. Let’s take a look.

Here are the top 10 records registered by MS Dhoni:

Most ICC Trophies Across Formats:

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MS Dhoni stood out as the most successful skipper in the international circuit. Known for marshalling his troops, Dhoni has further backed himself to achieve milestones after milestones.

Dhoni has brought glory to the Indian cricket by sealing three trophies for Team India.

The Ranchi-based hero is the only skipper in the world who has won three different ICC trophies.

In 2007, he led India to the T20 triumph before lifting India’s overall second ODI World Cup trophy in 2011. In 2013, Dhoni-led India thumped hosts England to clinch the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

MS Dhoni has led India in six T20 World Cup editions:

2007 World Cup
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MS Dhoni has led India in as many as six versions of the World Cup Twenty which is in itself a record in the international circuit. In the inaugural edition of the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, Dhoni becomes the first-ever skipper to lift the T20 World title.

In the finale, Men in Blue pip Pakistan when Joginder Sharma got rid of Misbah-Ul-Haq to script the history.

India has made it to the super eight on three occasions. India has made it to the semis in 2014 where they lost to Sri Lanka by six wickets at Dhaka.

Most International Games as a Captain:

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Arguably one of the best skippers in the world, Dhoni has carved his niche by backing his teammates. The prominent cricketer Dhoni has done exceedingly well as an astute thinker to deliver goods for the India National Cricket Team.

Owing to the most successful campaigns, Dhoni has been at the forefront to yield desired results for Team India.

Interestingly, he has led India in 331 international fixtures which are deemed as most by any cricketer in its history.

MS Dhoni Holds the Record of Most Number of Not outs in ODIs:

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Dhoni has been incredible when it came to the role of a finisher. The 37-year-old Dhoni has been some exciting battles for India with his explosive brand of cricket.

Known for beginning the things at a slow pace, Dhoni has often changed gears irrespective of the conditions.

In the ODI cricket, he held the record of most number of not outs.

In 348 ODIs and while featuring in 296 innings, Dhoni remained unbeaten on 84 occasions which is most by any in the 50-over format.

Fastest to become No.1 in ICC ODI Rankings:

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The celebrated cricket has done wonders for Team India. Known for playing big strokes, Dhoni has further taken best of the bowlers to cleaners.

Back in 2004, Dhoni had a sad start to his career when he got run-out against Bangladesh. But the way he had shown approach, has in itself been a heartwarming story.

He holds the record of becoming the fastest player to become N0.1 player in the ICC ODI rankings. He took just 42 innings to achieve the milestone.

Whitewashes Australia in Australia in the past 14 decades:

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MS Dhoni, who holds a particular position in Indian fan’s hearts, has helped Team India to script history on the Australia soil in 2016.

Leading from the front, Dhoni has backed the youngsters which further saw Virat Kohli living upto the billings.

India created a unique record in the T20Is against Australia. The visitors whitewashed Australia to mark history, as Dhoni became the only skipper to whitewash Australia on their soil in the last 14 decades.

Dhoni has most T20I stumpings to his name:

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MS Dhoni has been sharp behind the stumps. As it’s being said that the ‘line belongs to the umpire’, it has further witnessed Dhoni claiming it for the most-half.

Given to Dhoni’s athleticism, many batsmen fear to take a long stride when Dhoni is behind the stumps.

The veteran gloveman has 33 T20I stumpings to his name, which is most by any in the international leg.

MS Dhoni is the only batsman to clinch World Cup title with a six:

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Over and over again, Dhoni had made it a norm to finish things off in style. His trademark has been to seal the game with a maximum. And particularly in the ODI cricket, Dhoni has finished at least nine games with a maximum.

Also, Dhoni holds the record of winning the World Cup with a six when he launched the ball literally into the orbit bowled by Nuwan Kulasekara. As soon as the ball landed into the stands, Team India and its members erupted in joy, so as, the jampacked Wankhede stadium.

Most maximums to his name as a captain in the Int’l cricket:

MS Dhoni, ICC World Cup 2019
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Dhoni has been incredible in the power-hitting. His exceptional hitting prowess is not hidden from anyone. Notably, at the fag end of innings, Dhoni has entertained one and all with his remarkable show.

Dhoni has 204 sixes to his name across formats as a captain who stands as the most as a leader.

Highest Individual score as a wicketkeeper-batsman:

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In his early days of international cricket, Dhoni has put up a grand show at Jaipur on 31st of October 2005.

During the third ODI, Sri Lanka set a target of 299 for India. In response, India lost at the score of seven before Dhoni walked in as a No. 1 who remained unbeaten on 183.

Thus, he has helped India to seal the game by six wickets and 23 balls to spare. In that particular innings, Dhoni has eclipsed the record of legendary wicketkeeper-batsman, Adam Gilchrist.

At Hobart, the Australian veteran Gilchrist slammed 172 runs against Zimbabwe in 2004.

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Top Ten Cricketers With Their Special Birthday Achievements

Birthday is a very special day for every people. Coming out with a special performance in the cricket career on the birthday is a dream for many cricketers. Some great reputed cricketers have achieved this memorable feat with some brilliant performances.

Here we are briefly discussing the top ten players who performed impressively on their one of birthdays.

10. Stuart Broad

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On his 26th birthday (24th June 2012), English pacer Stuart Broad had a great start with the ball in hand against West Indies at Nottingham. Coming to bowl as a first change bowler in the final over of the mandatory powerplay, Broad dismissed Lendl Simmons on the first ball of that over. Jonny Bairstow took a fantastic catch to dismiss that Caribbean batsman. Broad finished that match with the bowling figures of 4-0-33-1.

While West Indies managed to score 172/4 (20 overs) in the first innings, England chased down that target in 19.4 overs after losing three wickets (173/3). English opener Alex Hales scored 99 runs off 68 balls in that successful chase.

Stuart Broad played that match as a captain of the English team.

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Virat Kohli Extends Birthday Wishes to ‘Mentor’ Ravi Shastri

Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday has extended birthday wishes to head coach and a long-time friend, Ravi Shastri. Meanwhile, Shastri celebrates his 57th birthday on May 27, 2019. Apart from Kohli, many other cricketers have extended their heartfelt wishes to Shastri.

The 30-year-old star batsman Kohli took to his Twitter handle — to heap praises on Shastri. Besides, Kohli has called Shastri his ‘friend’ and ‘mentor’ in the latest tweet.

While referring to Shastri as “Bhai”, Kohli reiterated Shastri is a remarkable human.

“A friend, mentor and above all a fantastic human being. Happy birthday Ravi Bhai. @RaviShastriOfc,” Kohli maintained.

Former cricketer Shastri, who has represented India in 150 ODIs, 80 Tests between 1981 and 1992, has further succeeded in broadcasting as a commentator. The celebrated coach now serves Team India as a chief coach after succeeding Anil Kumble following Windies tour in 2017.

Known for his infamous comment too following India’s historic win over Australia Shastri has often lost himself in the heat of a moment.

Happy Birthday, Ravi Shastri:

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Shastri has often praised Kohli. Photo Credit: BCCI.

In 2015, Shastri served India as a team manager. However, with the time, he has developed a strong bond with World’s No.1 batsman Kohli. Besides, from time to time, the duo has backed each other which eventually saw Shastri heaping praises on Kohli for gelling the unit well.

Meanwhile, as India is in the United Kingdom (UK) for the impending 2019 World Cup, Shastri has been closely following players owing to the preparations for the ODI showpiece.

With India set to play their game on June 5 in Southampton, they would be eager to steamroll Bangladesh in the upcoming warm-up fixture on May 28 in Cardiff.

Earlier, in the first warm-up game, New Zealand has convincingly won the game by six wickets while overhauling the target in 180 in 37.1 overs. However, despite a loss, the Men in Blue are looking forward to produce outstanding results in the mega ICC tourney.

Apart from Kohli, his deputy Rohit Sharma has also greeted Shastri on his birthday.

Here’s the tweet from Kohli for Shastri:

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Virat Kohli Wishes His Cricketing Idol Sachin Tendulkar on His 46th Birthday

Team India skipper Virat Kohli conveyed his birthday wishes to his cricketing idol Sachin Tendulkar who turned 46 today. Virat Kohli has been a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar over the years and has quite often revealed that it was only because of Sachin Tendulkar, he started playing cricket seriously and wanted to take up the game seriously.

Taking to his twitter handle, Virat Kohli wrote, “Wish you a very Happy B’day Paaji, have a great year ahead. @sachin_rt. There is certainly no doubt about the fact that Virat is the best modern-day batsman but Kohli himself credits his cricketing career to Sachin Tendulkar. He even shed his tears when Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket.

After winning the 2011 World Cup, it was Virat Kohli who said on air that Sachin Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 20 years and it was time we carried him on our shoulders. This particular quote goes onto prove the respect Virat Kohli has for the little master. Time and again he has been compared with Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli however has often said that it is unjust on Sachin tendulkar’s part to be compared with him as his achievements and his contribution to Indian and world cricket remains unmatched. In one of the interviews, Virat Kohli had recalled some of his childhood memories where he said that for him cricket only meant Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin Rames Tendulkar is regarded as one of the pioneers of Indian cricket who had a massive influence on not only Indian fans but also the foreign fans. He is still widely regarded as the greatest batsman ever to grace the game. Even Don Bradman before his death had said that watching Tendulkar on television makes him believe that he almost plays the way as he did so many years ago.

Meanwhile Virat Kohli has also taken batting advices from the Master whenever he has found the going tough. After a horrendous tour of England in 2014, Kohli took the advice from the Master on how to improve on certain areas of his batting. After scoring a half-century in the 2007 World T20 match against Pakistan, Kohli bowed down to the master who was sitting in the crowds.

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Cricketers Pour in Wishes as Sachin Tendulkar Celebrates his 46th Birthday Today

Sachin Tendulkar – arguably the greatest cricketer ever to grace this planet after Sir Don Bradman is celebrating his 46th birthday today. Born in 1973 in Mumbai, it was in the destiny of Tendulkar to become a cricketer. Named after the legendary singer Sachin Dev Burman, Tendulkar grew up playing cricket on the streets before his brother took him to Ramakant Achrekar and the rest is history.

Making his debut at the age of 16, Sachin Tendulkar faced the deadly attack of Pakistan boasting Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis. He didn’t have a fruitful debut, and the initial matches also didn’t go his way, But Tendulkar had massive faith in his game, and it paid off as he finished as the highest run-scorer in international cricket.

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The God of Cricket – nicknamed for his excellent ability with the bat, finished his career with 34,357 runs across the three formats — 15,921 in 200 Tests, 18426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international. Moreover, he also has 100 centuries to his name and scored the first double hundred in ODI cricket against South Africa in 2010. Sachin Tendulkar appeared in the World Cup for a record number of six times – winning it in 2011 in front of his home crowd in Mumbai.

Currently, Sachin Tendulkar is associated with the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League. Tendulkar has played for Mumbai franchise since the inception of the league and has joined the franchise since his retirement to help the young cricketers. Mumbai are currently in a good place and looks in line to qualify for the playoffs in this edition of the IPL.

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Since the clock ticked 12, wishes and congratulatory messages have been flowing in all the social media sites and people from all the front have wished the celebrated cricketer.

Sachin Tendulkar’s former teammates and the current crop of cricketer can’t stop but praise the master blaster on this auspicious day. Here are some of the tweets:

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