Sachin eats birthday cake, releases book, tells many stories

Sachin Tendulkar, who turns 45 today, was chief guest on Monday at the launch in Mumbai of a book on Indian cricket

Happy birthday to me

Sachin was chief guest at the launch of Boria Majumdar's book 'Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians'.

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Secret of our success? Cake

In photo: Sachin feeds a piece of cake to his wife Anjali.

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Master (Blaster) storyteller

Sachin told a number of stories from his playing career at the launch.

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The world-beating Aussies

He of course spoke about Sharjah 20 years ago and his two famous knocks there. And the world-beating Australian team of that time. Here, he is seen with former Australian captain Michael Clarke.

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All together now

Others present at the book launch included Ravi Shastri, former Indian woman Test cricketer Diana Edulji (extreme right), and of course Boria Majumdar (extreme left).

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