<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Gary-Stead/news/">Gary Stead</a> said he hoped <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Sachin-Tendulkar/news/">Sachin Tendulkar</a> would pass on his regards after the India great wished <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/MS-Dhoni/news/">MS Dhoni</a> a "happy birthday and all the very best for the next two games" ahead of their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-ICC-Cricket-World-Cup-2">World Cup</a> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/live-scores/india-vs-new-zealand-1st-semi-final-match-186722-summary.html">semi-final</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Dhoni, still India's wicketkeeper and captain when a side featuring Tendulkar won the 2011 World Cup final, turned 38 on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>Tendulkar took to Twitter to pass on his best wishes but the implication of his remarks was that India would beat New Zealand in Tuesday's semi-final at Old Trafford and go on to face either hosts England or reigning champions Australia in the July 14 final at Lord's. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="Cricket World Cup 2019, India v New Zealand: Player battles to watch out for" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-india-v-new-zealand-player-battles-to-watch-out-for-866817">India v New Zealand: Player battles to watch out for</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Wish you a happy birthday @msdhoni! Have a great year. All the very best for the next two games," Tendulkar tweeted. <p></p> <p></p>Stead, asked what he thought of Tendulkar's words, told reporters ahead of a New Zealand training session at Old Trafford on Sunday: "I'm sure he would do that. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="Cricket World Cup 2019: It s India vs New Zealand and England vs Australia in semifinals as race for final begins" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-its-india-vs-new-zealand-and-england-vs-australia-in-semifinals-as-race-for-final-begins-866653">It s India vs New Zealand and England vs Australia in semifinals as race for final begins</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"I didn't know that but hopefully we have a 'birthday' coming up and he wishes one of our guys it too." <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand finished fourth in the 10-team group stage and only edged out Pakistan from a place in the knockout stages on net run-rate. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="Lockie Ferguson says New Zealand ready to scrap in World Cup semi-final against India" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-lockie-ferguson-says-new-zealand-ready-to-scrap-in-world-cup-semi-final-against-india-866776">Lockie Ferguson says New Zealand ready to scrap in World Cup semi-final against India</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>They also come into Tuesday's match having lost their last three games -- against Pakistan, Australia and England. <p></p> <p></p>But Stead, who saw his side's group match against India in Nottingham on June 13 washed out without a ball bowled, was unconcerned by the fact few gave New Zealand much of a chance. <p></p> <p></p>"I hope everyone thinks that. I'm not spending a lot of time worrying about what other people are thinking, whether we should be here or not," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"India are a quality team. There's no doubt they've got match-winners right throughout their line-up. <p></p> <p></p>"Hopefully you'll see what Kiwis are made of out there as well, that 'no die' attitude and I guess stand up when we need to.