Sachin Tendulkar    AFP
Sachin Tendulkar AFP

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 45th birthday on Tuesday. On this occasion, social media was flooded with birthday wishes to the cricketer from across the globe. Millions of his fans tweeted their wishes to the batting maestro and in no time, #HappyBirthdaySachin became the top trend on the micro-blogging site. Apart from his fans, cricketers, former teammates, his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI), Bollywood celebrities wished the ‘Little Master.’

Some of the first ones to wish Sachin was his former teammates – Pragyan Ojha and RP Singh. MI, too, wished the captain at stroke of midnight.

Both these cricketers have played with Tendulkar during MI early days.

VVS Laxman, too, sent out his wishes and appreciated Tendulkar’s initiative post retirement:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) also were the front runners in wishing Tendulkar

Boria Majumdar, who launched his book ‘Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians’ on Monday in Mumbai, also wished the legend:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), too, wished Tendulkar in a #bold fashion.

Mohammad Kaif reminisced the 2003 World Cup days, watching Tendulkar play from 22 yards:

ICC, of course, wished in their unique way.

Sportspersons also made their presence felt to wish Tendulkar. Vijendra Singh mentioned how ‘Sachin, Sachin’ still gives him goosebumps

Rahul Bose, too, wished the cricketer. BJP Karnataka President, Ambassador of France to India are some others.

Virender Sehwag is back and he picked the ideal dialogue from the movie ‘Fan’ to express his wishes.

Suresh Raina chanted the same jargon that every Tendulkar fan has been doing over the years.

Harbhajan Singh feels Sachin Tendulkar is ‘hindustan ki shaan’

Here are the wishes from Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and likes