Sachin Tendulkar turned 46 on Wednesday and there was an outpour of emotions on social media.
The 'Master Blaster' carried the burden of a billion's hopes for 24 years and gave fans infinite moments of joy and pride during his playing days.
Here's wishing the ‘God of cricket’, who inspired an entire generation, a very happy birthday.
Here's what some of his teammates tweeted:
Virender Sehwag: With the Master, the Rise is Faster! 46, as much as it represents the years you have blessed this planet, for me 4 6 is more about how the scorecard read at beginning of the over when you batted. May you continue to manifest your strength in innumerable ways
Mumbai Indians: We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.
BCCI: Here's wishing the Master Blaster a very happy birthday. On this special day, we take a look at his iconic ODI double ton against South Africa
Harbhajan Singh: Happy birthday paji.. A man I know who is a better human being than a cricketer.. PAJI WE LOVE YOU @sachin_rt
Ajinkya Rahane: Your attitude is what takes you forward in life’. I shall never forget the valuable advices that you shared with me. Wish you a very happy birthday, @sachin_rt Sir.
Robin Uthappa: Raise your hands if he has inspired you to play, watch or feel the game of cricket. Happy birthday, master blaster.
Pragyan Ojha: Many happy returns of the day @sachin_rt paaji! Always has the time for sharing his valuable knowledge.
VVS Laxman: Happy Birthday to a very special cricketer and human being who gave many memorable moments to us and cricket lovers around the world. He was and continues to be a hero and an inspiration @sachin_rt.
Cheteshwar Pujara: Happy Birthday @sachin_rt paaji! Hope you have a healthy and rocking year ahead!