Never thought the whole stadium would be singing while I cut the cake: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgBatting legend Sachin Tendulkar turned a year older today and Mumbai Indians had special plans to celebrate the big occasion.Tendulkar played for the Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2013 and is now the “icon” of the Indian Premier League franchise.Mumbai Indians celebrated Tendulkar’s 44th birthday at the Wankhede stadium on Monday during their match against Rising Pune Supergiant.#MIcam – Wankhede Stadium ??? sings #HappyBirthdaySachin for its favourite son @sachin_rt!. #CricketMeriJaan Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017Tendulkar, who was present at the dugout, told commentator Matthew Hayden: “This is really special. I thought we will cut the cake quietly. Never thought the whole stadium would be singing while I cut the cake.”The Master Blaster, who was born today in 1973 in Dadar in Mumbai in a Maharashtrian family, also praised the IPL, saying that the league has gone to countries where cricket never exist.”I never thought the IPL would become so big. The IPL has gone to countries where cricket didn’t exist,” he said.Earlier in the day, Tendulkar was inundated with best wishes from the cricketing fraternity across the globe.During his 24-year career, Tendulkar accumulated 34357 runs in international cricket, more than any other batsman in the world. He holds the record of most runs in one-day internationals and Test cricket.In ODIs, he has scored 18426 while in Tests he has 15921 runs.After his retirement in 2013, Tendulkar received the Bharat Ratna award and became a Rajya Sabha MP. He also played in the Indian Premier League but stopped after the sixth season.advertisementlast_img