New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar, not just a name but an emotion to all Indians rings in his 46th birthday today. He has dominated the sport for 24 years, unified the nation and stands an inspiration to an entire generation. Born on this day in 1973, the 'Little Master', whose full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, was born to a Maharashtrian family in Dadar, Mumbai.

Sachin's father Ramesh Tendulkar, who was a renowned Marathi novelist, decided to name his after the legendary musician Sachin Dev Burman.

Called as the 'God of Cricket', Sachin has in his kitty a plethora of achievements and holds many records during his playing career spanning two decades - 200 Tests, 100 international hundreds, 34357 international runs.

Cricketers who hold him as a role model have poured their wishes on Twitter. Here's what they have tweeted:

‘Never settle for anything less’: Mithali Raj

With the Master, the Rise is Faster: Virendra Sehwag

Paji! We love you: Harbhajan Singh

‘Special cricketer and human being’: VVS Laxman

‘Your attitude is what takes you forward in life’: Ajinkya Rahane

‘Man who redefined cricket with his unmatchable skills’: Shoaib Akhtar

‘Lunch On Me’: Suresh Raina