Such is Tendulkar's influence, the wishes spanned countries and disciplines. From current greats to contemporaries to admirers from other sports, everyone took to social media to wish him the best.
Virat Kohli, of course, led the way. Much like his batting, he kept it pure and simple.
Wish you a very Happy B'day Paaji, have a great year ahead. @sachin_rt 😊— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2019
And Virender Sehwag, much like his own batting, added some wit and charm to it all.
With the Master, the Rise is Faster !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 24, 2019
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 #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/y5Ld3t0Ar0
Others carried on, and soon, Twitter was full of Tendulkar birthday wishes.
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 . #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/UF9IW1eUkv— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2019
‘Your attitude is what takes you forward in life’.— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 24, 2019
I shall never forget the valuable advices that you shared with me. Wish you a very happy birthday, @sachin_rt Sir. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/9aFPFhV7KN
Many more happy returns of the day to the little boy who stole a billion hearts with his resolve and genius , now a man who continues to inspire , @sachin_rt Paaji.#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/ulyAxc6lFn— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2019
Wishing a very happy birthday to a person who has inspired me throughout my career to pursuing excellence and never settle for anything less- @sachin_rt have a wonderful year!— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 24, 2019
Particularly noteworthy were the youngsters eager to wish him the best, led by someone who many claim is his true successor – Prithvi Shaw.
Tendulkar's influence went beyond national borders.
We grew up watching him play cricket for his Nation. An inspiration for the millions of cricket lover around the world. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday to one and only @sachin_rt !! pic.twitter.com/JZkl0euO0g— Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) April 24, 2019
And his IPL side, Mumbai Indians, had a special treat for him.
Even sportspeople from other disciplines – wresting and badminton in this instance – took to Twitter wish him a happy birthday.