Bushfire Bash: Sachin Tendulkar makes innings break memorable facing Ellyse Perry and Annabel Sutherland in charity fixture

With a dodgy shoulder, Sachin Tendulkar didn't take part in the charity game but was played an over from Australia's superstar woman cricketer Ellyse Perry during the break.

Press Trust of India, Feb 09, 2020 17:37:46 IST

Melbourne: Never was an innings break so anticipated in a game of cricket.

It lasted for five-odd minutes but for Sachin Tendulkar devotees, even that was good enough time if their 'God' is out there on the 22 yards in a country where he is revered no less than his own.

And those five minutes of just putting bat to ball for raising funds for Bushfire charity will be archived with much care as much as his hundred international hundreds.

Bushfire Bash: Sachin Tendulkar makes innings break memorable facing Ellyse Perry and Annabel Sutherland in charity fixture

Sachin Tendulkar with the Australian women's cricket team during the Bushfire Bash cricket match. Image credit: Twitter/@AusWomenCricket

With a dodgy shoulder, Tendulkar didn't take part in the charity game but was played an over from Australia's superstar woman cricketer Ellyse Perry during the break. Perry had challenged Tendulkar to face her for an over in a video message on social media which the Indian legend had accepted.

Used to seeing him either in spotless whites or the light blue (once navy blue) India colours, the fans at the Junction Oval ground in Melbourne must have been chuffed watching him come out in Australian yellow.

The helmet was yellow, the pads weren't ultra-light and the bat sported the kookaburra logo instead of MRF or Adidas but who cared for those five minutes.

The first delivery by Perry was tucked off his hips and the fielder at short fine leg let it go much to her embarrassment and the crowd was happy. He repeated the shot towards deep square leg and got a couple.

"It's an incredible feeling to bowl to Tendulkar and watch Brian Lara bat," said Australia's double international Perry, who is expected to play a key role in the tri-series final against India. Perry has also represented Australia in football.

A couple of deliveries were bowled by another Australian youngster Annabel Sutherland, daughter of CA chief executive James. But the 46-year-old Tendulkar charitably pushed it towards the fielders, in full spirit with the essence of 'Charity Game'.

Fans wouldn't have mind a booming cover drive but even the lazy pat to the fielder was vociferously acknowledged.

It was over in five minutes but it indeed was 'Yesterday Once More'.

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Updated Date: Feb 09, 2020 17:37:46 IST


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Delhi
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Kolkata
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4
Punjab
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Mumbai
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Bangalore
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Rajasthan
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Hyderabad
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