Sachin Tendulkar, the cricketing legend, showcased a nostalgic performance during the T20 exhibition match titled “One World vs One Family.” Leading the One World team, Tendulkar displayed his timeless batting prowess, scoring a brisk 27 runs off 16 balls, much to the delight of fans.
The excitement peaked when Tendulkar faced off against his old rival, former Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan. However, anticipation turned into disbelief when Muralitharan, playing for the One Family team, dismissed Tendulkar with the very first ball he delivered. Attempting an aggressive shot, Tendulkar failed to clear Mohammad Kaif at long-on, resulting in a catch.
Despite the brief innings, Tendulkar’s performance served as a reminder of his exceptional talent and the joy he brought to cricket fans worldwide throughout his illustrious career. The match itself celebrated cricketing greats, featuring notable players like Yuvraj Singh.
Batting or bowling – why choose when you’re Sachin Tendulkar? 🤩👊🏻
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In the one-off match at the Sai Krishnan Cricket Stadium, Sachin Tendulkar’s One World secured a four-wicket victory against Yuvraj Singh’s One Family. Chasing a target of 181 runs, One World’s successful pursuit was anchored by South African Alviro Petersen’s impressive 74 off 50 deliveries. Tendulkar and Naman Ojha provided a strong start, with Ojha scoring 25 off 18 deliveries before falling to Sri Lanka’s veteran Chaminda Vaas.
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With 17 runs needed off the last 12 deliveries, Irfan Pathan showcased composure, guiding his team towards victory. Requiring only seven runs from the final six deliveries, he confidently executed a powerful straight drive for a six, securing the match in their favor.
Earlier in the match, One Family, choosing to bat first after winning the toss, posted a total of 181 runs, with Darren Maddy contributing significantly with a brilliant 51 off 41 deliveries.