On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Sachin Tendulkar, former Indian batting maestro, posted his picture relaxing in his garden while sleeping on a hammock. He captioned the picture ‘Making a trip to Dreamland this #WorldTourismDay!’
To which, the former England cricketer Montey Panesar replied that was Sachin dreaming of Mumbai Indians’ win in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
— Monty Panesar (@MontyPanesar) September 27, 2020
Monty Panesar has in the past spoken about Sachin Tendulkar as an ‘idol cricketer’, and often said that the highlight of his career was to get the Mumbai batsman out for his first Test wicket.
Sachin Tendulkar is not with Mumbai Indians in the UAE:
Mumbai Indians started the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with the defeat against the last year’s runner up Chennai Super Kings (CSK). But they bounced back stronger as they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the second match. The captain Rohit Sharma played a significant role in guiding the team to victory.
Rohit amassed 80 runs, striking three fours and six sixes, in 54 balls to help the team set up 195 runs target after winning the toss. With Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar’s bowling attack, MI defend the target and won the match by 49 runs.
In the last two matches played, they have won one and lost one and are in the third position in the points table with two points. Their next match is against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday (September 28).
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar could not join Mumbai Indians this season because the league is being hosted in the UAE amid COVID-19. The legendary batsman in past have played for MI and has been the leading scorer for them. He now acts as the mentor for them but because of the outbreak of the virus, the most-watched league could not be hosted in India and Sachin is not with them.