Sachin Tendulkar vs Ellyse Perry: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is all set to come out of retirement for one over to face Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry on Sunday during the Bushfire Cricket Bash at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. On Sunday, Australia will take on England in the women’s tri-series while many of the legendary cricketers will take part in the Bushfire cricket bash to raise funds for the victims of Australia Bushfire.
As England vs Australia match will witness an innings break, Perry will bowl one over to Sachin Tendulkar with her team-mates being deployed at the boundary. Australian Women’s Cricket Team took to twitter to share Perry’s challenge. The video was captioned: “Not our day today, but we’re gearing up for a huge day tomorrow with the Bushfire Cricket Bash straight after our must-win match against England! Sachin Tendulkar, keen for a hit in the middle to rustle up a few more $ for bushfire affected communities?”
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.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 8, 2020
While responding to the challenge, Sachin Tendulkar wrote: “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 and to get me out there in the middle. You can get involved & donate now on cricket.com.au/bigappeal.”
Confirming the same, Australian Women’s Cricket Team replied: “Amazing! Alrighty folks, you heard the great man. If you want to see Sachin Tendulkar dust off his bat, get donating at http://cricket.com.au/BigAppeal.”
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar will coach Ponting XI. The Bushfire cricket cash exhibition match will be of 10-overs-per-side match, with five-over power play, no bowling restrictions and batsmen unable to get out from the first ball they face. The batters can be substituted during the match by the skippers.