BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 47th birthday on Friday and on this special occasion, sports fraternity, including India skipper Virat Kohli and the Master Blaster’s former opening partner Virender Sehwag, extended warm wishes to the cricketing great.
Kohli thanked the iconic Indian batsman for inspiring many across the world with his passion for the game and Sehwag shared a picture of India’s 2011 World Cup glory when Tendulkar lifted the coveted trophy after years of disappointment.
“Happy birthday to the man whose passion for the game of cricket has inspired many. Wishing you an amazing year ahead paaji,” Kohli tweeted.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2020
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a tribute video on its official Twitter handle on Tendulkar’s birthday. “As the Master Blaster @sachin_rt turns 47, we relive one of his glorious knocks against England in 2008. He dedicated this ton – 41st in Test cricket, to the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack,” the caption of the video read.
As the Master Blaster @sachin_rt turns 47, we relive one of his glorious knocks against England in 2008.
He dedicated this ton – 41st in Test cricket, to the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 23, 2020
Current coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri was among the first to wish Sachin Tendulkar. “Happy Birthday, Bossman. Legacy you’ve left behind in the sport is immortal. God bless Champ,” Shastri wrote on Twitter.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 24, 2020
To the legend with an eternal sweet spot on the bat & in our hearts, here’s wishing MasterBlaster @sachin_rt a very happy bday. May ur life continue to shine like ur records & may u continue to inspire billions thru ur noble deeds. Loads of love & best wishes #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/l52w5dahA3
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 24, 2020
True that the great man could stop time in India when batting. But the biggest inspiration @sachin_rt Paaji’s career is summed up is in these two pictures. Much needed to remember especially in these difficult times that after every adversity comes victory #HappyBirthdaySachin 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/UODlDjbCEL
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 24, 2020