Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has turned a year older.
The Master Blaster turned 45 on Tuesday and warm birthday wishes poured in from every corner of the world.
His opening partner Virender Sehwag tweeted, "Many more happy returns of the day to a man who could stop time in India (literally) .Thank you for making the Cricket Bat such a great weapon, which later many like me could also use."
It was not a surprise that #HappyBirthdaySachin was trending on leading social media platform Twitter.
Suresh Raina and Lokesh Rahul too had emotional messages for Tendulkar, the only batsman to score 100 international centuries.
"To the man who united a billion Indians and brought a smile to their faces everytime he walked out to bat. A dream that he turned into reality. Sachin is an emotion... Sachin is a phenomena!" posted Raina.
Rahul wrote, "The Legend, The God of Cricket - @sachin_rt. You inspire me everyday paaji, Happy Bday to you!"
Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh were also among the many cricketers who wished Tendulkar.
From former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif to star boxer Vijender Singh all took to their official Twitter handles to wish the master blaster on his special day.
Posting a picture of him with the former opener, Kaif recalled 2003 World Cup match against Pakistan in Centurion, where Tendulkar displayed 'focus and intensity'.
"Centurion 2003 was one of the best days in my life.Not just because we beat Pakistan in a WC match but because I got to witness from a distance of just 22 yards,a display of focus,intensity & genius. What a man, your glory will be unsurpassed @sachin_rt paaji #HappyBirthdaySachin," he wrote.
Former cricketer VVS Laxman also wished Tendulkar on his birthday, while adding that he would always remain an inspiration for many for his brilliant contribution to the game.
Laxman wrote, "Happy Birthday dear @sachin_rt . You are and will always remain an inspiration. It's wonderful to see you contribute towards society with some really good initiatives even after your retirement. Wish you success always. #HappyBirthdaySachin."
Wishing Tendulkar a 'very Happy Birthday', Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh tweeted," Still The Chants SACHIN SACHIN Gives Goosebumps To Us.#HappyBirthdaySachin @sachin_rt The Man Who Carried Emotions Of The People Of A Nation For 24 Years. More Power To You."
Indian cricketer and Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians team-mate Pragyan Ojha, meanwhile, said," God bless you with a great and healthy life. Happy Birthday @sachin_rt paaji#HappyBirthdaySachin."