File photo of Sachin Tendulkar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Sachin Tendulkar turned 45 today and wishes poured in from every corner of the world to wish the legendary Indian cricketer.
However, Cricket Australia (CA) pushed out a tongue-in-cheek tweet which left Tendulkar's fans fuming.
The Australian Cricket board wished former Australian fast bowler Damien Fleming and ignored Sachin.
CA's official Twitter handle also attached a video of the swing bowler taking a wicket with the batsman being none other than Sachin Tendulkar.
Within minutes fans questioned CA's decision to put out the tweet on Tendulkar's birthday and said it was disrespectful to the batting legend.
No matter how many bans, Australians will never change...?— शशांक (@iShhhshank) April 24, 2018
On Sachin's Birthday you are posting a video how Damien Fleming bowled him. Couldn't you find another batsman instead of Sachin? #HappyBirthdaySachin
Have u lost your mind??? @CricketAus Shame on you..— harshbelvalkar (@harshbelvalkar) April 24, 2018
Shame on Australia cricket...if u cant respect other player .... Australia cricket is the cheapest cricketer in world n people....like u r very cheap....there r no fault of smith n warner....u gave them tranning of that thats why the did that....— Nikhil rakhonde (@Nikhilrakhonde1) April 24, 2018
For the record, Fleming dismissed Tendulkar seven times in combined Test and ODIs.