He is the Numero Uno of a sport that a nation of a billion follows with unprecedented zeal, enthusiasm and patriotic fervour. For legions of His fans, He is no less than God. Arguably the most celebrated Cricketer ever, Sachin Tendulkar has captured the imagination of generations gone by like no one else. His mere presence sparks off euphoria ; His appeal and stardom transcends generations.
Sachin Tendulkar turns 44 today. Born on 24th April, 1973, the prolific run scorer owns every record worth owning. Out of His Hundred Hundreds, 51 have come in 200 Tests, while the remaining 49 have come in 462 ODIs. He has scored an unbelievable 15921 runs in Tests and an insane 18462 runs ODIs. His average in Tests is an incredible 53.78, while in ODIs, it is a spectacular 44.83. And all of this has come under intense pressure from His fans and experts like; the pressure, often unreasonable, to score. And this has made Him the biggest icon India has ever seen.
While the heavy outpouring of love from his fans was evident on the 100 MB Cricket App, an iOS and Android App the Master launched earlier in the month, Twitter has seen unprecedented traction, with #HappyBirthdaySachin and #Sachin44 trending throughout the day. A host of celebrities and sportsmen joined the bandwagon and wished the Master Blaster on his Birthday.
CricShots also wishes the great man a Happy Birthday, even as we bring you a few interesting tweets. Check out Virat Kohli’s tweet. It is the most special. It shows in what a high regard Kolhi, the best run-scorer of this generation, holds Sachin Tendulkar, the mega-star of the era gone by.