Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: 24th of April in India is not just another day, but a reason to celebrate. It is the day when arguably the best batsman in the world was born. As the world celebrates Tendulkar’s 46th birthday, Tendulkar came out of his Pali Hill, Bandra residence to meet his innumerable fans. Fans were over the moon on getting a glimpse of their hero, their inspiration. Tendulkar is currently retired from the game but remains active as a mentor of the Mumbai Indians and also nurtures young budding talent. It was Sachin Tendulkar who gave hopes to a billion during the ’90s when Team India was not a dominant force in world cricket and the onus was always on his shoulders to deliver.

Here is how the sporting world wished the little master on his 46th birthday:

Sachin Tendulkar has amassed 18,426 ODI runs, 15, 921 Test runs in 463 ODIs, 200 Test matches respectively, 100 international centuries and at last, a World Cup – these are some mindboggling numbers and stats which define just a part of Tendulkar’s legacy. Is there anything else a player can dream or ask for in his lifetime? The answer we all know.