Updated: April 24, 2021 3:12:00 pm
Celebrating his 48th birthday on Saturday, former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar thanked his well-wishers with a video posted on his official social media handles.
In the video, he thanked the doctors and the medical staff who helped him recover from the virus during the 21-day quarantine. Also, amidst an alarming increase in cases, he urged people who have recovered from the virus to donate plasma to help in the treatment of others who are affected by it.
“Last year, I had inaugurated a plasma donation centre. It was their message, if plasma is given at right time, patients can recover faster. When permissible, I am doing to donate. I have had a talk with doctors relating to that. To people who have recovered from Covid-19, you should also consult your doctor and when permissible donate blood,” the Little Master said in the video. Earlier this month, the 48-year-old was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19.
Thank you everyone for your warm wishes. It’s made my day special. I am very grateful indeed.
Take care and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/SwWYPNU73q
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 24, 2021
The cricket fraternity led the wishes on his birthday with #HappyBirthdaySachinTendulkar, #MasterBlaster and #HappyBirthdayLegend topping Twitter trends on Saturday. Here are some of the top tweets:
May you remain healthy and happy.
On your birthday it’s my wish and prayer that just like you took our cricket team out of trouble many times, we as a nation are quickly able to come out of the challenging situation we are going through. pic.twitter.com/MV24yKtZEY
One of the greatest to have ever played the game and an inspiration to many. Happy Birthday @sachin_rt paaji.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2021
Happy birthday to a great player and super team mate ..wishing u a healthy life ahead @sachin_rt
प्रिय सचिन, वाढदिवसाच्या अनकोत्तम शुभेच्छा. फॉर्म तात्कालिक, तर दर्जा चिरंतन असतो ही उक्ती तू सार्थ ठरवली अन करोनाला चीतपट केलेस. तू सदैव प्रेरणास्थान राहशील ! #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/nl98MvNpHF
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 24, 2021
— munaf patel (@munafpa99881129) April 24, 2021
Happy birthday to the man whose passion for the game of cricket has inspired many generations.
Wishing you good health and happiness, Sachin Paaji.@sachin_rt
Sending you best wishes on your birthday! Praying for your good health, wealth & happiness.
Last month, Tendulkar played in the Road Safety series and led India Legends to victory in the final. Along with him, his teammates Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan and Subramaniam Badrinath also tested positive for the virus.
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