Sachin Tendulkar, a batting legend, turned 49 on Sunday, April 24. He will be spending his special day in the bio-bubble of the Mumbai Indians, in the ongoing IPL 2022. Tendulkar has won one IPL trophy with the MI side which came in his final season in 2013.
MI posted a special video of all the youngsters from the MI camp wishing Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday. Hrithik Shokeen, Aryan Juyal, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, and Rahul Buddhi revealed their favorite recollection of meeting the great batter and their favorite moment from his successful career.
The most special greeting came from Sachin's son Arjun Tendulkar, who said: “I would like to wish you a very happy birthday. And, enjoy your day and thank you for everything you have done for me throughout my life."
Arjun is also part of the MI camp as he was bought in the IPL 2022 auction for INR 30 lakhs.
21-year-old Hrithik Shokeen shared his experience of meeting the legend for the first time during his birthday wish for Sachin Tendulkar and revealed that the batting great didn't let him touch his feet despite it being a mark of respect.
“When I met him for the first time, I reached for his feet. But he stopped me and said, 'Don't do that. Don't touch my feet'. But for me, he is God. I have been seeing him ever since I was a small child. When he was giving me tips, I initially couldn't even hear him because I was shocked that I was talkin to him. After that I realised, that I should listen and not just gape at him in awe,” Shokeen said in the video.
MI shared the video with the caption reading: “He inspired all of India to watch cricket. The boys wish & share their experience of meeting ???????????????????????? for the first time on his special day."