The legendary batsman also known as the God of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar will be celebrating his 46th birthday today on April 24. Yesterday, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s biggest fan Sudhir Gautam and Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli’s fan Sugumar D were at the Mumbai Press Club to cut a special cake for the retired batting great.
One adores Sachin Tendulkar, the other Virat Kohli. But they came together on one platform for the senior cricketing great on the eve of his 46th birthday yesterday. Sudhir Gautam from Bihar is the first recipient of the Global Sports Fan award, will be followed by Bangalore-based Sugumar D, who yesterday was declared the second winner of this award to be presented to him on June 14 at Manchester during the ICC World Cup.
Sudhir will be visiting Tendulkar’s home to wish him personally. He said, “I cannot express my feelings in words, but I am missing Sachin sir a lot, particularly after November 16, 2013 [Tendulkar’s last Test],” as quoted by mid-day.
Sudhir strongly believes in the expression- ‘Records are meant to be broken’ as he said, “The way Virat Kohli is playing, he will certainly break Sachin sir’s records one day.”
However, Virat Kohli and RCB’s fan Sugumar emphasised, “There is only one God in cricket and he is Sachin Tendulkar.”
Virat Kohli has played 227 ODI matches in which he has already scored 10,843 runs with the help of 41 centuries. He will be leading the Indian side for the ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales starting from May 30. India will begin its world cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.