Mumbai : The God of Cricket and master blaster as he is fondly called, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been flooded with birthday wishes as he turns 46 today.
The internet which has been already buzzing with cricket news due to ongoing IPL, has got another reason to celebrate and discuss about the much loved sport of this country.
Social media is flooded with wishes for the cricket legend and hashtags ‘Happy Birthday Sachin’, ‘God of Cricket’, and ‘Sachin Tendulkar’ are trending on Twitter.
The Little master as he is fondly called by his fans, his full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar born on this day in 1973 in a Maharashtrian family in Dadar, Mumbai.
Sachin’s father Ramesh Tendulkar, was a renowned Marathi novelist who decided to name his son after the legendary musician Sachin Dev Burman. He was a big fan of this legendary singer and thus named his son after the singer.
The God of cricket holds many records during his playing career spanning two decades – 200 tests, 100 international hundreds, 34357 international runs….You name them and he had them.
Sachin Tendulkar made his debut when he was 16 against Pakistan and despite a bloodied nose and a few failures, Tendulkar became the greatest batsman since the days of Don Bradman.
Tendulkar finished his career as the leading run getter in international cricket, with 34,357 runs across formats – 15,921 in 200 tests, 18426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international.
Sachin played his last career match for the Indian team at his 200th test at his home ground, the Wankhede stadium, in November 2013 when India hosted West Indies in a Test series.