Batting legend and former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who came out of retirement for one over said that he was happy to have contributed to the Bushfire Relief Fund.
New Delhi: Former India cricketer and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar took to the pitch today and was a massive hit while at the crease. It was for a good cause and Tendulkar said that he was happy to have contributed towards the Bushfire Relief Fund.
The match saw Ponting XI and Gilchrist XI take each other on. Ponting XI, coached by Tendulkar, reigned victorious.
Tendulkar took to Twitter to share picture featuring legends of the game signing each other's shirts. "Competitors on the field, friends off it! I had a lot of fun coming together for a cause like the Bushfire Relief. Happy to have contributed towards the #BigAppeal", the post read.
Among others to take the opportunity to share these precious moments was Yuvraj Singh who captioned his post featuring Brian Lara, Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting stating, “Awesome day with the legends of the game! Thank you world for raising almost close to 8 million dollars for the bushfires! Humanity at its best when we need each other."
Yuvi also shared pictures of him with left-handers Adam Gilchrist, Lara, Matthew Hayden.
"The southpaw club! #legends, raised almost close to 8 million dollars for the bushfire! Thank you, people, it's great to see the world uniting when we need each other", his post read.
It was a good moment for former Aussie cricketers to come together, and they did make a photo moment of it. Ponting shared a picture with former teammates Andrew Symonds, Gilchrist, Justin Langer and Hayden.
The picture of old friends is one that will be cherished by all. "An awesome day today catching up with old mates and getting back out there for a good cause", Ponting stated in his post.
While the match was an exciting one with Ponting XI winning the game by one run after scoring 104, the innings break too was filled with action when Tendulkar took on Australia’s Ellyse Perry for one over.
"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
Last Updated 4:06 PM IST