New Delhi:With Sachin Tendulkar approaching his 37th birthday on April 24, his India teammate VVS Laxman on Monday congratulated the master batsman and hoped that he will continue to serve the country in the coming years.
"I wish Sachin happy birthday. He is a great cricketer who has done so much for his country and I wish him a nice life ahead," Laxman said.
Tendulkar, who made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989, has become the highest run accumulator in both forms of the international cricket -- Test and ODI.
"I hope Tendulkar will continue with his fine form in the international cricket for some more time and will guide Indian team to more memorable victories," Laxman told the reporters.
Meanwhile, Laxman's Deccan Chargers teammate Ryan Harris also congratulated Tendulkar.
"Sachin has completed 20 years in international cricket and this is a great achievement no doubt. Sachin is the king of cricket and it is always a privilege to see him batting against any opponent," Harris said.
"I also congratulate him," the Australian said.