<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sachin Tendulkar wished on his 40th birthday by admirers and cricketers on Twitter" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130424153106.jpg" title="Sachin Tendulkar wished on his 40th birthday by admirers and cricketers on Twitter" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> From his current team-mates and admirers to his past colleagues and opponents, all took to twitter to wish Sachin Tendulkar on his 40th birthday today © AFP</p> </div> <br /> <strong>New Delhi: Apr 24, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> From his current team-mates and admirers to his past colleagues and opponents, all took to twitter to wish Sachin Tendulkar on his 40th birthday today.<br /> <br /> His close friend and former team-mate <a href="/tags/Vinod-Kambli/post" target="_blank">Vinod Kambli</a>, with whom Tendulkar shared a world record 664-run partnership while playing for Shardashram Vidya Mandir in Harris Shield in 1988, was one of the first to wish the senior batsman.<br /> <br /> "Wishing master blaster tendlya,A very happy birthday,40 becoming naughty.god bless him n may he have a long n healthy life.enjoy ur day," Kambli wrote on his twitter page.<br /> <br /> "1(sic)great thing abt sachin is he accept challenges in cricket,like opening the inngs in NZ n bowling the last over Where players like kapil,n(sic) other bowlers refuse to bowl the last over,That what i like in sachin he takes on challenges never say die attitd (sic)."<br /> <br /> Batsman <a href="/tags/Yuvraj-Singh/post" target="_blank">Yuvraj Singh</a>, whom Tendulkar visited in England while he was suffering from cancer, also wished the champion batsman.<br /> <br /> "@sachin_rt dear master blaster many happy returns of the day wishing you health and success always thank you god for this day regards," he wrote.<br /> <br /> World Cup-winning India coach Gary Kirsten also wished Tendulkar.<br /> <br /> "Happy Birthday @sachin_rt !!! #Legend."<br /> <br /> Tendulkar will be celebrating his 40th birthday in Kolkata as his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians will be playing Kolkata Knight Riders in a crucial game tonight.<br /> <br /> Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians team-mates <a href="/tags/Rohit-Sharma/post" target="_blank">Rohit Sharma</a>, Dinesh Karthik and Pragyan Ojha also wished him on the occasion via twitter.<br /> <br /> "Happy Birthday @sachin_rt the best man I know on and off the field. #YoungAt40 #Legend," Rohit tweeted.<br /> <br /> Karthik added, "Happy Birthday @sachin_rt. You have and always will be the biggest inspiration to our country."<br /> <br /> "Many many happy returns of the day to the Legend and the God of Indian Cricket and our very own Sachin paaji," Ojha wrote.<br /> <br /> In his birthday message, <a href="/tags/Ajinkya-Rahane/post" target="_blank">Ajinkya Rahane</a> admitted that it was Tendulkar who inspired him to play cricket like many other youngsters.<br /> <br /> "wish you a very happy birthday and a great year ahead @sachin_rt," he wrote.<br /> <br /> "i started playing cricket because i wanted to be like you.. thanks Sachin Paji for being what you are to me @sachin_rt."<br /> <br /> Bollywood actress and IPL team Kings XI owner, Preity Zinta also wished Tendulkar.<br /> <br /> "@sachin_rt Happy Birthday Sachin ! May all things wonderful big & small always come your way now & forever ! Lotza love always..."