Sachin Tendulkar, the Master Blaster is celebrating his birthday today (April 24). As he turns 45, fans, followers, well-wishers and colleagues flood social media with warm wishes for ‘the god of Indian cricket’.

Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, the former Indian international cricketer has many cricket records to his name.

He is the highest run scorer of all time in international cricket.

Tendulkar is hugely admired by his fans and is well known for taking firm stands on social and civic issues.

Tendulkar has amassed the highest number of runs in Tests and ODI matches and he hung his boots with 100 centuries.

With 18,426 ODI runs and 15,921 Test cricket runs to his credit, the Master Blaster achieved many feats to make the country proud.