Sachin, Sehwag opening partners at Wankhede: Fans nostalgic as legends reunite for Road Safety World Series
The crowd at the Wankhede Stadium chanted Sachin...Sachin as India batting great came out to open with his former opening partner Virender Sehwag during the opening game of Road Safety World Series between India Legends and West Indies Legends.
Fans turned nostalgic as the iconic opening duo of Tendulkar and Sehwag opened at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai for the first time since the 2011 World Cup final on April 2 where India defeated Sri Lanka to lift the trophy after a gap of 28 years.
Chasing 151, Sehwag, like his usual old self, smashed 2 successive boundaries to give his side a brisk start. Tendulkar, too, played some glorious shots as he Pedro Collins for 2 fours in the 3rd over and then got a hat-trick of boundaries in Suleiman Benn's over.
West Indies Legends had a chance to pick Tendulkar when he was batting at 11 but Carl Hooper dropped the Master Blaster at the slips.
The two took India Legends to 59 for no loss in the first 6 overs. The two were involved in 1 83-run partnership before Benn dismissed Tendulkar for 36 to give West Indies Legends their first breakthrough.
After put in to bat, West Indies Legends posted a competitive score of 150 in 20 overs, courtesy a half-century from Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha and Munaf Patel picked up 2 wickets each to restrict West Indies Legends to a decent total. The World Series is an annual Twenty20 tournament played between retired cricketers from five countries - Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and India. The former cricketers have come out of retirement to raise awareness about road safety.
PostedOn: 07 Mar 2020 Total Views: 223