Sachin turns 39

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar flanked by Mumbai Indians teammate Harbhajan Singh and coach Robin Singh, releases a book published by The Hindu to commemorate his 100 centuries at a function in Chandigarh, on the eve of his 24th birthday.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar flanked by Mumbai Indians teammate Harbhajan Singh and coach Robin Singh, releases a book published by The Hindu to commemorate his 100 centuries at a function in Chandigarh, on the eve of his 24th birthday.

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar releasing a book published by The Hindu to commemorate his 100 centuries at a function in Chandigarh.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar releasing a book published by The Hindu to commemorate his 100 centuries at a function in Chandigarh.

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(File) Sachin Tendulkar smiles as he walks out of the ground after the second cricket Test between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar

(File) Sachin Tendulkar smiles as he walks out of the ground after the second cricket Test between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar

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Fans of Sachin Tendulkar take part in a hunger strike protest demanding the government award him the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in New Delhi, on the occasion of Tendulkar's 39th birthday. In controversial remarks, Press Council chairperson justice Markandey Katju said that giving Bharat Ratna to cricketers and film stars, who have "no social relevance", is making a "mockery" of the award. AFP/Raveendran

Fans of Sachin Tendulkar take part in a hunger strike protest demanding the government award him the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in New Delhi, on the occasion of Tendulkar's 39th birthday. In controversial remarks, Press Council chairperson justice Markandey Katju said that giving Bharat Ratna to cricketers and film stars, who have "no social relevance", is making a "mockery" of the award. AFP/Raveendran

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(File) Sachin Tendulkar gestures after India's win at the one day international Asia Cup cricket match against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. AFP/Munir uz Zaman

(File) Sachin Tendulkar gestures after India's win at the one day international Asia Cup cricket match against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. AFP/Munir uz Zaman

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Chef Pallav Singhal with a special cake prepared by him on the 39th birthday of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in Chandigarh.

Chef Pallav Singhal with a special cake prepared by him on the 39th birthday of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in Chandigarh.

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Mumbai Indians' Sachin Tendulkar arrives in Chandigarh.

Mumbai Indians' Sachin Tendulkar arrives in Chandigarh.

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Young children demand Bharat Ratna honour for Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad. PTI photo

Young children demand Bharat Ratna honour for Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad. PTI photo

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Children hold kites bearing pictures of Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Bikaner. PTI photo

Children hold kites bearing pictures of Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of his birthday in Bikaner. PTI photo

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(File) Sachin Tendulkar waves the tricolour while celebrating victory during the final of ICC Cricket world Cup 2011 match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar turned 39, with an impassioned plea from his childhood coach to carry on playing cricket for India since he is "far from finished". AFP/Prakash Singh

(File) Sachin Tendulkar waves the tricolour while celebrating victory during the final of ICC Cricket world Cup 2011 match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar turned 39, with an impassioned plea from his childhood coach to carry on playing cricket for India since he is "far from finished". AFP/Prakash Singh

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