Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 20 May 2019

Happy birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Cricket's greatest batsman turns 46

Known as the 'Little Master' Tendulkar first took to the crease in international cricket at age 16 in 1989 and went on to break almost every record in the book

April 24 is the birthday of the greatest batsman in modern-day cricket, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, who blows out 46 candles today.

Known as the "Little Master" Tendulkar first took to the crease in international cricket at age 16, in 1989, and went on to establish himself as one of the finest batsman of all time.

The Indian great holds just about every batting record in the book, including most ODI runs (18,426), the most Test runs (15,921), as well as the most centuries in Tests (51) and ODIs (49).

He holds the world record for playing the highest number of Test matches (200) and ODI matches (463).

Tendulkar has been part of most wins by an Indian cricketer in Tests with 72 wins and ODIs with 234 and is third in the world in ODI victories after Ricky Ponting (262 wins), Mahela Jayawardene (241 wins).

No one has scored more runs in a calendar year than Tendulkar (1894) did in 1998.

The list goes on.

Swipe left/right on your browser to scroll through the gallery above to relive Tendulkar's life in pictures.

Happy birthday, Sachin.

Updated: April 24, 2019 11:20 AM

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