Recently a match was held in Australia’s Melbourne in support of Australian Bushfires, this game was rather a hit of Nostalgia as we saw legends come together in today’s era and play as they did before in their times.
This match was called Bushfire Cricket Bash. It is being played in order to raise funds and all the match profits will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. The Bushfire Exhibition is a 10-overs per side contest including five over power-play with no bowling restrictions and batters unable to get out from the first ball they face. Bowlers don’t carry over limits, fielders can sub on and off as it suits, while captains had the ability to sub batters on and out during the innings.
God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar donned in the typical gold-green in between the overs came to bat and was a treat to all the cricket lovers worldwide. Sachin faced the Aussie star All-rounder Ellyse Perry and Annabel Sutherland the other side. This was Tendulkar’s first time in the last five years to play cricket professionally and not to be surprised he hit a four off the very first ball with that perfect leg-glance.
Australia’s superstar allrounder @EllysePerry took to social media to request a contest with the Little Master – all in the name of the Bushfire Appeal 😍😍
Thank you @sachin_rt for accepting this request. 😃 pic.twitter.com/0AUzLBnK5S
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) February 8, 2020
The tournament consists of two teams lead by Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist. Tendulkar is in Australia to coach the team led by Ricky Ponting, while Gilchrist’s XI is coached by Tim Paine. In fact, Sachin came down to bat in between the overs as a result to complete the request made by Ellyse Perry in order to raise more funds for the bushfire affected community. Perry bowled the first four balls and then bowling was carried on by Sutherland while the Australian women took over the fielding responsibility.
Here’s the video of Sachin Tendulkar batting against Ellyse Perry:
“I was more nervous than she was” – Sachin Tendulkar did his bit for the #BigAppeal today, facing Aussies Ellyse Perry & Annabel Sutherland. You can still donate at https://t.co/HgP8Vhnk9s pic.twitter.com/6bLWPSJ5Lh
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 9, 2020
The match was originally scheduled to play in Sydney but the weather forecast didn’t allow for the same so in order for a smooth play, the game was then played in Melbourne.
Source: Times of India