<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sachin Tendulkar thanks fans on Facebook after crossing nine million followers" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130109203057.jpg" title="Sachin Tendulkar thanks fans on Facebook after crossing nine million followers" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sachin Tendulkar joined Facebook on September 2012 © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>New Delhi: Jan 9, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Undoubtedly one of the most widely followed Indian celebrities on Facebook, <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a>'s fan following on the social networking site has crossed nine million and it's still counting.<br /> <br /> "9 million thanks!!! Thankyou for making me feel so special," Tendulkar posted on his facebook account.<br /> <br /> Tendulkar had joined Facebook last September and within hours, had a staggering four lakh likes to his name.<br /> <br /> The cricketer started his Facebook innings with a video message welcoming everyone to his official page.<br /> <br /> "I'll like to welcome you to my facebook family. As a child I always dreamt of playing cricket for India and I chased my dream of winning the World Cup for 22 years. It wouldn't have been possible without your support. I wanna take this opportunity to thank all of you for having prayed for me and wish well for me," he had posted the first time.<br /> <br /> "I look forward to sharing my experience with you, join me on my facebook so that we both can share this experience and go through this journey together."<br /> <br /> The page gives a time line of important events in the cricketer's life right from when he was born on April 24, 1973 to the World Cup win in 2011 to taking oath as a Rajya Sabha member.<br /> <br /> The page is managed by Seven3Rockers.<br /> <br /> Tendulkar, arguably the greatest batsman in contemporary cricket, recently retired from One-Day Internationals, bringing the curtains down on a glorious career spanning 23 years during which he re-wrote record books with his phenomenal feats.