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Sachin Tendulkar Turns 47: Sourav Ganguly Leads Cricketing World's Wishes On Twitter

Sachin Tendulkar turned 47 on Friday but decided not to celebrate his birthday this year as a mark of respect for the healthcare and other frontline workers.

Sachin Tendulkar

The cricketing world took to social media and wished Sachin Tendulkar on his 47th birthday. With the coronavirus pandemic putting the entire world to stand still, a source close to PTI has earlier said that the Master Blaster has decided not to celebrate his birthday this year as a mark of respect for the healthcare and other frontline workers fighting the coronavirus during India lockdown.

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Amidst the India lockdown, Sachin Tendulkar birthday celebrations was a very simple affair with the World Cup winner sharing a photo in which he can be seen touching his mother's feet to take her blessings and shared the picture of a special gift that he received from his mother.   

Sachin Tendulkar birthday: Sourav Ganguly and other cricketing stars flood social media with wishes

Many current and former players, led by current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, took to Twitter to wish the batting legend on his special day.

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly partnerships 

Sourav Ganguly made his debut for India in 1996 when Sachin Tendulkar had already established himself as India's batting mainstay. Over the years, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar not only went onto open the innings for India but were also appointed captained the side across stints.

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Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar were considered as the deadliest opening combination in the limited-overs format. The duo holds the record for the most number of runs put up for the first wicket in ODI cricket history. Both Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly added 6,609 runs as openers together, which is 1,377 runs more than the second-highest in the list (Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden of Australia).

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While Sourav Ganguly retired from international cricket in 2008, Tendulkar retired from cricket five years later. Post-retirement, Ganguly got involved into administrative work by becoming the President of Cricket Association of Bengal in 2015 and it was in 2019 that he was appointed as the BCCI President.

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