After featuring in the successful Bushfire Cricket Bash in Australia, the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar shared a picture of his leisure time in Melbourne. In the photo shared by him, the cricketing legend was seen basking on the beautiful sunny morning of Australia. All the cricket fans showered their love over the picture before his longtime friend, Sourav Ganguly took a subtle dig at him.
Tendulkar captioned his picture on his Instagram account:
“Soaking up the Sun”.
Meanwhile, the BCCI president and the former Indian skipper stole the limelight of the batting maestro with his striking comment.
Ganguly commented, “Kisi Kisi ka kismat acha hai .. chuttii manate raho (some people have great luck, keep enjoying your holidays).”
Tendulkar replied to Ganguly’s comment and said that the holidays were worthwhile because of the success of the Bushfire charity match. The game helped players to raise the funds to over USD 7.7 million.
Sahin Tendulkar expressed his nervousness post the Bushfire Cricket Bash on Sunday:
Tendulkar, meanwhile, returned to the cricket ground for the first time in the last six years on Sunday. It was a historic moment in the Bushfire Cricket Bash when the Indian legend came out to face Ellyse Perry for an over in the charity match.
Perry was named as the Women’s Cricketer of the Year and was herself nervous to bowl at Tendulkar.
Tendulkar retired from cricket in 2013 but he played an exhibition match for MCC in 2014. And ever since then, it has been six years since he has stepped down to bat in cricket. Although he turned up during Cricket All-Stars in 2015.
The 46-year-old cricketer admitted that he was more nervous than Perry. He said that batting needs constant practice and while he did one throwdown session, he was not sure where the ball would meet or not.
“I think I was more nervous than (Perry) because I was not sure whether I was going to see the ball or not. I told her that after last evening’s net, I did one throwdown session and I said, ‘I can see the ball but I cannot guarantee whether the ball is going to hit the bat’, at least I could see the ball and spend some time in the middle,” he said.
Talking about the match, the former West Indies captain Brian Lara and former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting entertained the Melbourne crowd with their outstanding performance in the game.
Adam Gilchrist XI, whereas, fell one run short of Picky Ponting XI while chasing 105 in the ten-over game.