- Nasima Akter
Sachin Tendulkar Shares Touching Post for 50th Birthday
Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary cricketer, turned 50 years old on Monday, April 24, and fans and celebrities flooded social media platforms with wishes, photos, and video compilations to wish him a great birthday. Sachin was grateful for all the love and took to his Twitter handle to thank everyone.
Along with the trophies he won on the field, the friendships off the field were what made life special, Sachin wrote. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude for all the beautiful photos, videos, and messages that everyone had sent him, saying he was not 50 but a 25-year-old with 25 years of experience.
Sachin's international cricket career spanned from 1989 to 2013, during which he played 200 Test matches, 463 One Day Internationals (ODIs), and one T20I. He is the highest run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket and holds numerous other individual batting records.
Some of Sachin's international career highlights include scoring 100 international centuries, being a part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup, and being awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.
Tendulkar has not only been a cricketing idol to many but also a guardian angel who has provided the best life lessons and advice to those who seek it.
Among many of Tendulkar's birthday wishes, there were also gifts shared. One of them being, 'Sachin @ 50', a book dedicated to the Master Blaster on his 50th birthday. In the book, Suresh Raina opened up about his conversation with Sachin Tendulkar during the 2011 World Cup quarter-final against Australia in Ahmedabad.
Raina revealed that Sachin motivated him before he went out to bat at the number 7 position after MS Dhoni's dismissal in a pressure chase.
Sachin told Raina to look at the opportunity as a chance to win it for the country. Raina played a vital knock to support Yuvraj Singh to help India chase down 261 in 47.4 overs.
In addition to the book, one of Tendulkar's closest friends in the Indian dressing room, Yuvraj Singh, recently talked about how Tendulkar is not just his cricketing idol, but also his life coach. He revealed that whenever he faced any technical issues with his batting, Tendulkar would be his "go-to" person.
Beyond the cricket field, Tendulkar has been like a guardian angel for him. Whenever Yuvraj faced any personal crisis or dilemma in life, Tendulkar was always there with the best life lessons and advice.
Yuvraj also remembered how concerned Tendulkar was when he was having sleepless nights and regularly coughing and vomiting during the 2011 World Cup, which India won with Tendulkar playing a pivotal role. Sachin's advice helped Yuvraj regain his confidence and focus, and he went on to win the Man of the Tournament award.
Sachin Tendulkar is not just a cricketing legend, but he is also a great human being who has touched the lives of people in many ways. Even after his retirement, he continues to inspire and guide the younger generation of cricketers. Sachin's fans would always be grateful for the joy he brought to their lives through his cricketing exploits, and they will always cherish his legacy.