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Brian to Sachin: Push for singles

Calcutta: Sachin Tendulkar received a warm welcome into the ‘40s Club’ from none other than Brian Lara.

Lara, wishing Sachin on his 40th birthday, quipped on his Twitter account that from hereon, he should concentrate on singles as he wouldn’t want to score too quickly maybe.

Here are some of the tweets (in alphabetical order) from the fraternity:

Vinod Kambli: Wishing master blaster tendlya, A very happy birthday, 40 becoming naughty. god bless him may he have a long healthy life.enjoy ur day.

1great thing abt sachin is he accept challenges in cricket, like opening the inngs in NZ bowling the last over Where players like kapil, other bowlers refuse to bowl the last over, That what i like in sachin he takes on challenges never say die attitd.

Gary Kirsten: Happy Birthday @sachin_rt !!! #Legend.

Brian Lara: Welcome to the 40s buddy!! Push for singles, from here on in u don't want to score too quickly. #40notoutlegend

Pragyan Ojha: Many many happy returns of the day to the Legend and the God of Indian Cricket and our very own Sachin paaji

Ajinkya Rahane: Wish you a very happy birthday and a great year ahead.

I started playing cricket because i wanted to be like you.. thanks Sachin Paji for being what you are to me.

Suresh Raina: To the Man who is a synonym of Cricket...... Happy Birthday paaji

Ishant Sharma: Wishing a very happy birthday to God of Cricket @sachin_rt. No one can be like u ever. Have a great & wonderful year ahead :)

Rohit Sharma: Happy Birthday @sachin_rt the best man I know on and off the field. #YoungAt40 #Legend

Yuvraj Singh: @sachin_rt dear master blaster many happy returns of the day wishing you health and success always thank you god for this day regards.

Courtney Walsh: Have a super birthday little master S Tendulkar great to se you still playing and having fun a true Legend of the game.