“Sachin was the master of the game, but behaved like the servant of the game”
– Harsha Bhogle

Sachin Tendulkar is the one man who has inspired Billions of people. No matter how many batsmen, cricketers or even sportsmen will come and go, Sachin will always remain the most special for us.

On his birthday on 24th April 2020, the master turns 47. There were a lot of appreciation tweets that got flooded. Here are a few of them very noteworthy. We also look at some astonishing facts about Sachin.

“If inspiration and legendary had synonyms, it would be Sachin”

Kidambi Srikanth (Badminton Player, Former No 1)

“Happy b’day to the man who has the record of carrying the maximum hopes on his shoulders beside owning many in the cricket”

Siddharth Kaul (Cricketer)

“Sachin, Sachin. That will reverberate in my ears until I stop breathing.”

This was the Gold Coin used for Sachin Tendulkar’s last Test match for the Toss !

Harbhajan Singh wished Sachin in his own style :

“In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so.”

Virat Kohli

This throwback picture shared by Mithali Raj

Here is Hardik Pandya wishing Sachin on his birthday !

Hitman Rohith Sharma sharing his best memories with Sachin

Sudarshan Pattnaik created a Sand Art dedicated to Sachin !

Here are some astonishing Facts about Sachin Tendulkar !

  1.  When Sachin was young, he wanted to be a fast bowler.
  2. Before making his international debut for India, Tendulkar played for the Pakistan cricket team. He fielded for the Pakistan team as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988.
  3. Sachin Tendulkar is the first and the only player to score 100 international centuries in world cricket
  4. During the 1987 World Cup, Sachin was a ball boy for the match between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede Stadium. He was 14 then.
  5. At the age of 19, Sachin became the youngest Indian to play English county cricket.
  6. Sachin Tendulkar’s debut Test against Pakistan in 1989 was also legendary allrounder Kapil Dev’s 100th match in whites for India.
  7. His father Ramesh Tendulkar named him after legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman.
  8. It was in the last Test match of his career when Sachin’s mother saw him play from the stands for the first time.
  9. He was the first sportsperson to receive the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award in the year 2014.
  10. Sachin has won the most number of Man of the Match (9) awards in World Cup.
  11.  Sachin was the first batsman to be given out by the third umpire (run out) in the history of international cricket in 1992 against South Africa.
  12. Tendulkar is the only player who has 40 wickets and more than 11000 runs in Test cricket.
  13. The first car which Sachin owned was a Maruti-800.
  14. Tendulkar’s Highest Test Score is 248 NO. (vs Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2004).
  15. Tendulkar started opening from the 27th of March, 1994 when he blasted 82 off just 49 deliveries against New Zealand in Auckland. This transformed his career and he scored 15310 runs opening the batting for India at an average of 48.29 and strike rate of 88.05

This picture of Sachin vs Others is echoed in our memories

Sachin is an emotion : Harsha Bhogle

Sachin’s childhood friend Vinod Kambli wishes him by this beautiful Song !

For Solidity look to Dravid
For Elegance look to Laxman
For Timing look to Ganguly
For Brilliance look to Lara
For Tenacity look to S Waugh
For Power Play look to Hayden
To see all these Qualities in One Man look to Sachin !

Ajinkya Rahane also shared his wishes over Twitter

And this one from Brett Lee will melt your heart

“I have seen God, he bats at no. 4 for India.”

Matthew Hayden

Lets look at this Pepsi ad that is cherished in our childhood memories !

This tweet from Mumbai Indians will give you Goosebumps !

And this one from Sehwag too !

One man
Billion Fans
24 years of cricket
664 Intl Matches
34357 Runs
Hundred’s 100
Fifty’s 164
4’s 4076
6’s 264
Wickets 201

Sach’ is LIFE !

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