Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar's fans will now have an added way to connect with the cricketer as he opened his official page on social networking site Facebook on Monday.
More than 4.4 lakh Netizens ´liked´ the page within an hour.
"I´ll like to welcome you to my facebook family. As a child I always dreamt of playing cricket for India and I chased my dream of winning the World Cup for 22 years. It wouldn´t have been possible without your support."
"I wanna take this opportunity to thank all of you for having prayed for me and wish well for me. I look forward to sharing my experience with you, join me on my facebook so that we both can share this experience and go through this journey together," he said in the opening message to his fans.
One could see different milestones of Sachin´s career on the Facebook page.
Tendulkar authenticated his joining by posting a video message on the Facebook page that has attracted 9,955 ´likes´ so far.
The iconic cricketer has an account in micro-blogging site Twitter where tweeted on different occasions.
Speaking on his Facebook debut, he tweeted: "Dear friends, welcome to my facebook page. I hope you had the chance to go through it.... If not join me on http://facebook.com/SachinTendulkar and be a part of this journey with me."
Pertinently, Tendulkar´s Facebook page is managed by Seven3Rockers.
"This is the Official Sachin Tendulkar Facebook Page managed by Seven3Rockers," read his Facebook page.