Indian Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar turned 44 on Monday and was covered with best wishes from the cricket community and fans across the globe. Wishes poured for Tendulkar, whose birthday was celebrated by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians during their match against the Rising Pune Supergiant. Tendulkar also had played for Mumbai Indians during the first six IPL seasons.
As Tendulkar entered the Stadium commentator Matthew Hayden presented him with a cake, which he had prepared himself. And as Tendulkar cut the cake and the 35000 strong crowd at the Wankhede Stadium sang ‘Happy Birthday Sachin’.
Next month a film based on the Life Story of Tendulkar is set to release. The biopic on Master-Blaster Sachin: A Billion Dreams is one of most-awaited movie of the year. ‘Hind Mere Jind’ is the first composition from the film by A.R Rahman, which was released on Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday on Monday. The song fills the listener with pride for our nation while arousing the patriot in all of us.
Words from the Legend
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today said- “that he could not believe he has turned 44 as he celebrated his birthday in front of thousands of adoring fans at the Wankhede Stadium”. He further added “Being 44 is nice but also covering those 44 years (has been nice). My movie is probably coming out on May 26th and I have been busy these days to ensure how best it is launched. I can’t believe I am 44.”
The legendary batsman said “that he never thought IPL would become so big as it is today when it was launched 10 years back. I never thought it will become so big. The way it has taken off it’s remarkable. In these 10 years, people have become connected to their clubs and backing their players. Moreover, families have started attending the matches”.
A Glimpse of his Achievements
Tendulkar amassed 34,357 runs in his 24-year glittering career. In ODIs, he has scored 18,426 while in Test matches he has 15,921 runs to his credit.
After his retirement in 2013, Tendulkar received the Bharat Ratna award and became a Rajya Sabha member. He had also played in the Indian Premier League until the sixth season.