WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar hits a boundary against Ellyse Perry
XtraTime Web Desk: In his career, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has always played against the Australians. Now on Sunday, the little master donned the Australian green & gold jersey to play an over during the innings break of the Bushfire Cricket Bash legends match.
Tendulkar was facing Australia’s star all rounder and 2019 Women’s Cricketer of the Year Ellyse Perry in the over and her former teammate Alex Blackwell. He said while walking up to the pitch that it was the first time in five years that he was picking up a bat and the 46-year-old ended up hitting a four off the first ball he faced.
ICC posted a video of the over saying. “Ellyse Perry bowls, Sachin Tendulkar bats. This is what dreams are made of.”
Ellyse Perry bowls 🏏 Sachin Tendulkar bats
This is what dreams are made of 🤩pic.twitter.com/WksKd50ks1
— ICC (@ICC) February 9, 2020
Tendulkar is in Melbourne as coach of the team led by former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who are playing against a team led by former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. Perry, however, threw a challenge to Tendulkar on Saturday via a video message tweeted by the Australian women’s team. Tendulkar in turn accepted the challenge.
“Sounds great Ellyse. I would love to go out there & bat an over (much against the advice of my doctor due to my shoulder injury). Hope we can generate enough money for this cause, & to get me out there in the middle,” he said.
Ellyse Perry bowled four balls to Tendulkar, and the Master Blaster managed to score a boundary on the first ball of the over.
The rest of the two balls were bowled by Sutherland. When Tendulkar was batting, Australia’s women’s team did the fielding duties.