Fondly known as the “god of cricket”, Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 44th birthday today. Naturally, people across the globe cannot contain their excitement and are going all out to express their love and wishes for Sachin. Sachin Tendulkar is an inspiration to millions and apparently one of the reasons why youngsters have grown a liking for the sport.

Even though Tendulkar bid adieu to international cricket in November 2013, he continues to be the only batsman in the world cricket to have scored 100 centuries. Starting from Gautam Gambhir to Anil Kumble a number of cricketers have come forth to extend their wishes for the master blaster. The members from the film fraternity have also extended their birthday wishes.

Here’s what the man himself responded to the wishes

Happy Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar!