India's cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turned 49 on Sunday and wishes poured in from across the world.

Sachin met his wife Anjali for the first time at the Mumbai airport in 1990, while returning from a tour of England at the age of 17.

Sachin married when he was 22 years old. Sachin's father-in-law has won the national bridge championship seven times.

Sachin's daughter 'Sara' is called after Sachin's maiden event as a captain, the 'Sahara' Cup, which he won in 1997.

In the 1989 Karachi Test, Sachin Tendulkar, Waqar Younis, Salil Ankola, and Shahid Saeed made their international debuts together.

In 1990, at Old Trafford in Manchester, Sachin hit his first Test century against England.

Sachin Tendulkar was the first foreign player to play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1992.

In 1993, against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Sachin hit his first century on Indian soil.

In 2003, Sachin had a cameo appearance in the Bollywood film 'Stumped.'