Twitter abuzz with 'Happy Birthday Tendulkar' wishes

Twitter abuzz with `Happy Birthday Tendulkar` wishesNew Delhi: 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 on Wednesday.

His close friend and former team-mate Vinod Kambli, 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.

  • "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.

  • "1great 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 other bowlers refuse to bowl the last over,That what i like in sachin he takes on challenges never say die attitd."

  • Batsman Yuvraj Singh, whom Tendulkar visited in England while he was suffering from cancer, also wished the champion batsman.

  • "@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.
    World Cup-winning India coach Gary Kirsten also wished Tendulkar.

  • "Happy Birthday @sachin_rt !!! #Legend."
    In his message, West Indian pace legend Courtney Walsh said it was great to see Tendulkar`s passion for the game even after touching 40.

  • "Have a super birthday little master S Tendulkar great to se you still playing and having fun a true Legend of the game," Walsh tweeted.

  • 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.

    Tendulkar`s Mumbai Indians team-mates Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Kartik and Pragyan Ojha also wished him on the occasion via twitter.

  • "Happy Birthday @sachin_rt the best man I know on and off the field. #YoungAt40 #Legend," Rohit tweeted.

  • Kartik added, "Happy Birthday @sachin_rt. You have and always will be the biggest inspiration to our country."

  • "Many many happy returns of the day to the Legend and the God of Indian Cricket and our very own Sachin paaji," Ojha wrote.

  • In his birthday message, Ajinkya Rahane admitted that it was Tendulkar who inspired him to play cricket like many other youngsters.

  • "wish you a very happy birthday and a great year ahead. @sachin_rt," he wrote.

  • "i started playing cricket because i wanted to be like you.. Thanks Sachin Paji for being what you are to me. @sachin_rt."

  • Bollywood actress and IPL team Kings XI owner, Preity Zinta also wished Tendulkar.

  • "@sachin_rt Happy Birthday Sachin ! May all things wonderful big & small always come your way now & forever ! Lotza love always..."

  • Brian Lara

    @BrianLara: @sachin_rt welcome to the 40s buddy!! Push for singles, from here on in u don't want to score too quickly. #40notoutlegend

    Brett Lee@BrettLee_58

    A very big birthday wish to the "little master"

    Suresh Raina@ImRaina

    To the Man who is a synonym of Cricket...... Happy Birthday paaji!

    Ishant Sharma@ImIshant

    Wishing a very happy birthday to God of Cricket @sachin_rt. No one can be like u ever. Have a great & wonderful year ahead :).