Sachin Tendulkar turned 47 on Friday with wishes pouring in from all parts of the globe for the cricket legend. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a tribute video on its official Twitter handle on Sachin Tendulkar 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. The current coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri was among the first to wish Sachin Tendulkar, tweeting “Happy Birthday, Bossman. The legacy you’ve left behind in the sport is immortal. God bless Champ“.
He amassed 15,921 runs in the longest format, averaging 53.78 with 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries.
The batting phenom was just as prolific in one-day cricket, scoring 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83 with 49 hundred and 96 fifties. Among the plethora of records, he was the first person to breach the 200-mark in 50-over cricket.
The legend called time on his cricketing career in 2013.
Tendulkar, much like other former and current cricketers across the globe, is spending time at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Recently, he had pledged to feed 5,000 people for a month.