The Mumbai Bomber Sachin Tendulkar turned a year older today . The iconic batsman is now 47 and on his special day there was unending rush of messages wishing him.
The legendary batsman had sterling 24 year long cricketing career and played an astonishing 200 Test matches . His records are truly phenomenal . Tests : 200 , Runs : 15921, Average : 53.8 . Highest : 248 *. Hundreds : 51. 50s : 68. ODI : Matches : 463 , Runs : 18426 , Highest : 200*, Average : 44. 8 , Hundreds : 49 , 50s : 96
And among the first to wish him was Indian cricket team skipper and superstar Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli took to Twitter to write: “Happy birthday to the man whose passion for the game of cricket has inspired many. Wishing you an amazing year ahead paaji.”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2020
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly too tweeted his wishes
Wish @sachin_rt a very happy birthday ..have a healthy and happy life …
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 24, 2020
BCCI extended their wishes to the master blaster through a video
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
Former explosive opening batsman Virender Sehwag too tweeted his wishes,
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
Gautam Gambhir, Former India opener now BJP MP From East Delhi too wished Sachin in a tweet,
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 24, 2020
Awards Won By The Maestro
1994 – Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports.
1997–98 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports.
1999 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award.
2001 – Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State’s highest Civilian Award.
2008 – Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
2014 – Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.