Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Harbhajan Singh Wishes him in Marathi, Virat Kohli Calls ‘One of the Greatest’
India’s cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who is recovering at home after spending six days in hospital due to Covid-19, turned 48 on Saturday and wishes started pouring in from all over the world. His former teammates and cricketers from all over the world took out time and wished him as well.
One of his best mates from the team, Harbhajan Singh, wished him in Marathi.
प्रिय सचिन, वाढदिवसाच्या अनकोत्तम शुभेच्छा. फॉर्म तात्कालिक, तर दर्जा चिरंतन असतो ही उक्ती तू सार्थ ठरवली अन करोनाला चीतपट केलेस. तू सदैव प्रेरणास्थान राहशील ! #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/nl98MvNpHF
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 24, 2021
Here’s what Indian skipper Virat Kohli said in his wish:
One of the greatest to have ever played the game and an inspiration to many. Happy Birthday @sachin_rt paaji.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2021
His former opening partner Sourav Ganguly reserved special wishes for the special player.
Happy birthday to a great player and super team mate ..wishing u a healthy life ahead @sachin_rt
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 24, 2021
Cheteshwar Pujara tweeted out a picture with him, with the duo walking out to bat together.
Happy birthday @sachin_rt paaji!Wishing you good health and happiness always!
Thank you for always being an inspiration 🙏 pic.twitter.com/gX0uG8cxv9
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) April 24, 2021
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 24, 2021
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2021
— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) April 24, 2021
Wishing my all time favourite, my idol, @sachin_rt sir a very happy birthday. You are a reason behind so many of us choosing to play this game. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. Wishing you good health sir. #HappyBirthdaySachinTendulkar
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) April 24, 2021
Born on April 24, 1973, the Mumbai batsman has scored a record 100 international centuries – 49 in One-day Internationals and 51 in Tests – and is the first of only four cricketers to receive the highest national sporting award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, in 1997/98. The other three cricketers are Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007/08), current India skipper Virat Kohli (2018) and Rohit Sharma (2020).
Tendulkar is the first and only recipient of the Bharat Ratna — India’s highest civilian honour – which he received 2013 after his retirement from international cricket.
Tendulkar, who was hospitalised to a Mumbai hospital as a precautionary measure after he tested positive for Covid-19 late last month, had returned home on April 8 to begin his recuperation.