Born on April 24, 1973, India‘s most iconic batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, turns 44 on Monday. The Mumbaikar, who holds the record for most number of international centuries, has inspired many young cricketers not just in India, but across the globe as well. He also played an integral part during India s 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup winning campaign, as the hosts lifted the cup in his hometown, after 28 years. He continues to remain an inspiration as modern cricketers still pay tribute to him, both on and off field. In the ICC World Twenty20 2016 clash between India and Pakistan, Virat Kohli, saluted the ‘Little Master’ after his heroics with the bat and dedicated his innings to his idol. Watch Sachin: A Billion Dreams trailer

Tendulkar has been busy with the Mumbai Indians (MI) in Indian Premier League (IPL) as their mentor after retiring from the mega event in 2013. He is among the many coaches that MI have in their ranks and will hope that his team gives him a perfect birthday gift by getting the better of Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to be played on Monday. Sachin Tendulkar to play inaugural match at Brian Lara stadium

The Little Master is also gearing up for the launch of his biopic, named Sachin: A Billion Dreams . The teaser and trailer of the movie was launched a few days ago, and the entire cricketing fraternity was in awe of the clippings. His fans are eagerly waiting to get a sneak peak of his personal and professional life during his playing days. The biopic is slated to release on May 26, 2017.

On the other hand, the 44-year-old will also be seen in action when Brian Lara’s XI will take on his side in the inaugural game at the stadium named after the former West Indian.