New Delhi: It is the birthday of the greatest batsman in the world. Sachin Tendulkar rings in his 46th birthday this year. Called the 'God of Cricket', Sachin was born on April 24, 1973.

Also known as the Little Master or Master Blaster, Tendulkar received the Arjuna award in 1994 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1997. In 1998, Tendulkar received the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards. In 2010, his name was included in the "100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time Magazine.

Wishes poured in for the Master Blaster from across the globe.