Sachin Tendulkar, who hails from Mumbai, celebrated the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi on Monday. The cricket legend wished his fans on the occasion through a tweet on the micro-blogging website Twitter.
Tendulkar has been retired from all forms of the game for almost three years is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. On this occasion though, he was no different from thousands of others in Mumbai as he welcomed an idol of Lord Ganesha to his residence in Bandra. He shared a picture on his twitter handle of him sitting with a priest in front of a Ganesha idol. “Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family, stay blessed,” said the tweet alongwith the image.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with fervor across Maharashtra and other parts of Western India. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesha and is a 10-day affair, although people do limit the celebrations to two, five or seven days also. The festival is one of the most prominent dates in the calendar in Maharashtra.
Tendulkar was also the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent in the recently concluded Rio Olympics. Last week, the former India captain was in Hyderabad where he felicitated ace shuttler and Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu, wrestler and bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar alongwith badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.
Tendulkar handed over BMW cars to the three athletes that was sponsored by the Hyderabad District Badminton Association president Chamundeshwarnath.