The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, turns 45 today and Twitter couldn’t control itself. Back in 2017, the Mumbai Indians hosted Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday at the Wankhede Stadium. Sachin’s first appearance on the international stage was when he served as the ball boy during the 1987 semi-final between India and England. A year later, he came on as a substitute for Pakistan in Brabourne Stadium.
In 1990 he made his test debut and rest is the history. As he turns 45 today, it seemed as if the whole of India wanted to wish the legend. From Anil Kumble to Mamata Banerjee, to Bollywood, everyone is celebrating the Master Blaster’s birthday. Here are some tweets for the God of Cricket.
Even the IPL teams decided to chip in with their wishes for the Master Blaster.
Tendulkar truly was an icon, no matter what one says about him, he left a crater-like impact on the sport. In the time that he graced the sport, the Tendulkar name became synonymous with Indian cricket and i daresay, even cricket as a whole.
Tendulkar was a born cricketer, he was one of those players who came along once in a generation. Indians who grew up watching cricket, knew of little else behind hero-worshipping Sachin Tendulkar. When he decided to hang up his gloves in the winter 2013, the emotional scenes that followed, was unlike anyone had ever seen.
When Cricket Australia posted a tweet, wishing Damien Fleming a very happy birthday, the Indian fans were none too pleased. Especially since CA posted a tweet of Fleming bowling out fellow birthday man Tendulkar.
Fans responded in the way that they knew,
To Fleming’s credit, he has dismissed the Master Blaster 7 times in his career. He is 4th behind Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie. Fleming turns 48 today. Among Sachin’s numerous records, no one can forget his iconic 100 centuries.