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Sachin Tendulkar Likes Facebook

The cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar began a new innings on Monday by opening his official page on the social networking site Facebook, attracting over 4.4 lakh 'Likes' within hours.

'I'll like to welcome you to my Facebook family. As a child, I always dreamt of playing cricket for India and I chased my dream of winning the World Cup for 22 years. It wouldn't have been possible without your support,' Tendulkar said in his welcome note to fans on the Facebook page.

Among other details, his phone number is also mentioned on the page and provides a link to www.sachinworld.com.

'I wanna take this opportunity to thank all of you for having prayed for me and wish well for me. I look forward to sharing my experience with you. Join me on my Facebook [page,] so that we both can share this experience and go through this journey together,' he added.

Though the Master Blaster has an existing page on Facebook but it is being managed by an agency appointed by him.

The sports icon authenticated his joining through a video message posted on his page. The web page in his name has merged the already existing one with it.

The Facebook page has a timeline with photos from his birth on 24 April 1973 to his latest comments on Yuvraj Singh and Indian boys winning the Under-19 World Cup.

All the timelines has a photo and his comment with it with a small Tendulkar holding a cricket bat being the first image.

The page has depictions of all his milestones, like the unbeaten world record partnership with Vinod Kambli while playing school cricket, his debut Test in Karachi, all of his 100 international centuries, his marriage to Anjali, becoming the highest run scorers in Test and ODI.

The page also has a photo of him kissing his helmet after scoring his 100th international century at Mirpur, Bangladesh, in March.

'In April 2012, I accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination proposed by the President. Thus making me the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. On May 2, I got elected to seat number 103 in the Rajya Sabha and took the oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on June 4, 2012,' he wrote on the page.
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