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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates birthday with underprivileged girls, shares heartwarming video

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates birthday with underprivileged girls, shares heartwarming video

Sachin Tendulkar called curtains on his 24-year career in 2013 after playing his 200th Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium

Sachin Tendulkar, the ‘God of Cricket,’ has won the hearts of millions, not only with his incredible batting skills but also with his humble and warm-hearted nature. To mark his 51st birthday on April 24, Sachin decided to celebrate the occasion in a heartfelt way, playing football with underprivileged girls in Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates birthday in a unique way

In a touching video shared on Sachin Tendulkar‘s ‘X’ handle, he named his wife, Anjali Tendulkar, as the “captain of the team.” He then joined the young girls for a friendly football match, with Anjali providing cheerful support by interacting with the children. Sachin expressed his joy at playing with the girls, saying they were the first to wish him a happy birthday.

“What a way to kick off my birthday week! I had so much fun playing football, sharing stories and cutting my birthday cake with these incredible girls who are supported by the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation. They were the first ones to wish me and it made my week truly special!” the post’s caption read.

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How did Sachin spend his day?

These underprivileged girls are part of the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation. Since his retirement, Sachin has worked with his foundation to help people across India. In the heartwarming video, Sachin enjoyed the simplicity of serving food on banana leaves and enjoying watermelon and other fruits. He even cut a birthday cake as everyone sang to celebrate his special day. The young girls played football with Sachin, giving him a real challenge as they displayed confidence and skill.

Meanwhile, the cricketing community sent their best wishes to one of the greatest cricketers in history, recognizing Sachin’s incredible achievements. Current and former players alike praised Sachin’s outstanding career and his enduring influence on the game, inspiring generations of cricket enthusiasts.

Sachin Tendulkar’s extraordinary career boasts a record-breaking 100 international hundreds, 49 in ODIs and 51 in Test cricket. He ended his 24-year career in 2013 after playing his 200th Test match against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium. His overall total includes 18,426 runs in ODIs and 15,921 in Tests. Tendulkar scored 34,357 runs in 664 international games for India and was a member of the 2011 ODI World Cup-winning side.

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