Five and half years after his retirement, the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar once again took to the field, this time for the greater good. He, along with several other legendary cricketers played at the Bushfire Cricket Bash charity match.
This 46-year-old legend ended up hitting a four off the first ball he faced! In the clip, he can be seen playing Australia’s 2019 Women’s Cricketer of the Year, Ellyse Perry in the over and her former teammate Alex Blackwell.
Here’s the result, not that it really matters#BushfireCricketBash | #BigAppeal | https://t.co/aZ2BBK7Sxf pic.twitter.com/Vtx3IiZprC— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 9, 2020
The southpaw club ! #legends , raised almost close to 8 million dollars for the bushfire relief fund ! 🙏 Thank you people it’s great to see the world uniting when we need each other ❤️👊🏽 @gilly381 @BrianLara pic.twitter.com/JZRfN25iDU— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 9, 2020
However, it was the chance to watch Sachin play once again had left fans on the internet in a frenzy.
That batting stance 🔥#BushfireCricketBash pic.twitter.com/zbzctvHFGi— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) February 9, 2020
Times change but the love for #God will never be changed.— Mumbai Indians TN FC 👑 (@MipaltanTN) February 9, 2020
This 13 second video carries almost 13 years of emotions. 🥺#BushfireCricketBash #bushfirebash #SachinTendulkar #BigAppeal pic.twitter.com/d6Lqs1qY19
Still head position ✅— Mumbai Indians TN FC 👑 (@MipaltanTN) February 9, 2020
Clear Confidence ✅
Middle of the bat ✅
Perfect timing ✅
It has been five and a half years. But still Sachin’s cover drive is good as gold. His cover drive shows the Vintage @sachin_rt#BushfireCricketBash #bushfirebash #Sachin #God pic.twitter.com/XlazM1Gbd3
Sachin starts with a boundary 🤩 #BushfireCricketBash pic.twitter.com/b4yqYDpOAz— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) February 9, 2020
Life Is Good Again 😍😍— Sachin🇮🇳 Tendulkar FC CrickeTendulkar (@CrickeTendulkar) February 9, 2020
Happiness is Sachin Tendulkar ❤#BushfireCricketBash #SachinTendulkar pic.twitter.com/fuKEBBx6PK
This picture is worth 3️⃣4️⃣3️⃣5️⃣7️⃣ Runs & 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Centuries! #BushfireCricketBash #bushfirebash #BigAppeal pic.twitter.com/35j9qrBkFZ— 100MB (@100MasterBlastr) February 9, 2020
Sachin playing with a Kookaburra bat in Australia. Nice. #BushfireCricketBash pic.twitter.com/waaffW6VKb— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 9, 2020
Sachin Vs Ellyse Perry:— Sachin🇮🇳 Tendulkar FC CrickeTendulkar (@CrickeTendulkar) February 9, 2020
Ball 1: Leg glance for FOUR.
Ball 2: Square of the wicket for TWO.
Ball 3: Down the leg side for ZERO.
Ball 4: Square Cut for ZERO.
Ball 5: Cover drive in 30-Yard Circle.
Ball 6: Straight drive.
Text – mufaddal vohra #BushfireCricketBash pic.twitter.com/RmsKuk3rYz
Legend Sachin Tendulkar walks out to Bat now after 5 and half years.#BushfireCricketBash #SachinTendulkar pic.twitter.com/ZUaWG2QEM9— Awarapan 🇮🇳 (@KingSlayer_05) February 9, 2020
The event was a huge success as the Bushfire Bash raised more than USD 7.7 million for the people and area affected by the raging Australian fires.