IPL 2018: Bitter cake for Sachin Tendulkar on 45th birthday

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 25, 2018, 02.09 PM(IST)

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The crowd at Wankhede Stadium celebrated their favourite cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's birthday in style as Mumbai hosted Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Tendulkar, who is Mumbai team's icon, cut a cake to celebrate his 45th birthday. 

The crowd at the Wankhede sang the birthday song together to wish him the legend 'Happy Birthday'.  Sachin's die-hard fan, Sudhir, was also present in the stands with his body painted in tri-colour and held the Indian national flag. 

But soon the happiness turned into sadness as Hyderabad trounced Mumbai as they registered a crushing 31-run victory.

Mumbai couldn't give Sachin Tendulkar the perfect birthday present as they completely messed up their run chase and got bowled out for 87 while chasing 118.

 

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Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya were the only two contributions of significance for Mumbai as they made 34 and 24 respectively.

The duo had stitched a 40-run partnership for the fourth wicket which kept their team in the hunt till they were at the crease.

But once the senior Pandya departed, it all fell apart for the home team. 

 Mumbai, who are languishing in 7th place with 2 points, can afford just one more loss before they fall out of the race to qualify for the play-offs. Hyderabad meanwhile occupy the third spot behind Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.