Sachin Tendulkar celebrates birthday with wife Anjali
Sachin Tendulkar, who is an epitome of calmness on the cricket field, said he felt "tense" cutting his 40th birthday cake even as he humbly thanked his millions of fans world over for showering him with "unconditional love" for over two decades.
Seen here with wife Anjali. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali in Kolkata. (PTI)
"(I have) never been so tense actually while cutting a cake. Thank you everybody for this gesture. It's really touching," Sachin Tendulkar said in a brief cake-cutting ceremony where his wife Anjali was also present. (PTI)
Thanking his billions of fans worldwide, Sachin Tendulkar said it was because of their good wishes that he could continue playing more than two decades after his international debut. "Let me take this opportunity to thank all the people in India and all across the world who are well-wishers of mine...They have supported me and showered their unconditional love on me over the last 23 years," he said. Wife Anjali offers a piece of cake to her husband. (PTI)
Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar turned 40 with cricket administrators and his fans lining up a series of events to celebrate the senior Indian batsman, who will also appear in an IPL match in Kolkata today. In Allahabad, a group of fans offered sweeta to a poster of their legend, who is depicted at Lord Hanuman. (PTI)
On the eve of his 40th birthday, a group of blind students from Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Blind School and Light House for the Blind cut the cake. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
The students are happy to cut the cake. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
The cake, which weighed 10 pounds has a picture of Sachin along with a bat and ball. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
School children in Moradabad wear masks of Sachin to wish the cricketer a happy 40th birthday. (PTI)
Popular kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia displays his latest creation dedicated to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
In a career spanning 24 years, Tendulkar has got almost all the batting record to his name other than Brian Lara's Test highest of 400 not out.(PTI)