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Sachin Tendulkar Joins The Twitter Bandwagon

After conquering the cricket field, India's ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar has stepped on to a new field to win the hearts of his fans. The master blaster has joined Twitter, an online social platform. It
PTI May 05, 2010 12:36 IST
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After conquering the cricket field, India's ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar has stepped on to a new field to win the hearts of his fans. The master blaster has joined Twitter, an online social platform.

It is a platform where his fans can communicate directly with him. But Twitter, which is a hub of celebrities, will never be the same again after having the Little Master on board. A fan inspired by Pt Nehru's speech of independence, wrote, " At the stroke of the midnight when most Indians were sleeping, Sachin joined Twitter.

Sachin, whose Twitter ID is http://twitter.com/sachin_rt, made his presence public in his first tweet. It said, "Finally the original SRT is on twitter n the first thing I'd like to do is wish my colleagues the best in the Windies".

Sachin got a warm welcome on Twitter. Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty said: "Finally on twitter, The God of cricket himself. A big welcome shout for SACHIN TENDULKAR himself @sachin_rt spread the word".



His friend, Atul Kasbekar tweeted: "Ladies n Gentlemen it is my proud privilege to introduce Finally to Twitter, SACHIN TENDULKAR, @sachin_rt, follow the King now, go go go !!!"  

Sachin, who turned 37 in April, completed 20 years in the international cricket last November. Sitting on the pinnacle of Tests and ODIs, Sachin opted to stay from the Twenty20 format. However, he made it clear that he would continue to play in the IPL.

In 166 Test matches he has garnered a mind-boggling 13,447 runs at 55.56 per innings and in 442 ODIs the corresponding figures read 17598 and 45.12.

He is only two Tests short of equalling retired Australian batsman Steve Waugh in the highest number of appearances and it's just a matter of when he will achieve this distinction. He has also under his belt 93 international hundreds, including 47 in Tests, and looks all set to complete a hundred hundreds before hanging up his bat.