Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar needs no introduction for what he has achieved in his 24-year long international career. The only man on the planet to score 100 international hundreds, often referred to as the “God of Cricket”, he has scored over 30,000 international runs. Tendulkar was also known for his classy drives and he also harassed some of the best bowlers in the world.
Sachin Tendulkar was back on the field at the age of fifty during the ‘One World vs One Family’ match. Tendulkar led the One World team and scored 27 runs off 16 balls, proving that he still has that touch and class left in his bat.
Sachin Tendulkar fell to Sri Lanka’s majestic off-spinner and veteran Muttiah Muralitharan. Sachin tried to shoot towards the long zone but could not clear it to his former teammate Mohammad Kaif. The incident also revived the old rivalry between Muralitharan and Tendulkar. Tendulkar also picked a wicket with the ball.
Watch: Sachin Tendulkar returns to the ground and shows the same class with the bat
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The legend is back to show us how it’s done at the ‘One World One Family Cup 2024’! 💪#Cricket pic.twitter.com/tRhsIM4pzR
– Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 18, 2024
The One World One Family Cup consists of notable names like Muttaih Muralitharan, Yuvraj Singh, Chaminda Vaas, Mohammad Kaif, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh and many more. The tournament will be held at the Sai Krishnan Cricket Stadium at Sai Gramam in Bengaluru.
The Yuvraj Singh-led One Family team was able to score 180/6 while batting first. Darren Maddy smashed 51 runs off 41 balls and was the top run scorer for his team. Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh paced the innings and scored 38 and 23 runs respectively.
RP Singh and Harbhajan Singh picked up 2 wickets each for One World, while Monty Panesar, Irfan Pathan, Ajantha Mendis and captain Sachin Tendulkar picked up 1 wicket each.
Chasing the target, Naman Ojha and Sachin Tendulkar added 31 runs for the first wicket with Naman Ojha departing for 25 runs off 18 balls. Tendulkar was the next wicket to fall for 27 runs. However, Alviro Petersen smashed 74 runs off 50 balls which included five fours and three sixes. Apart from Petersen, Upul Tharanga also scored 29 runs off 20 balls.
With 17 runs needed in the last two overs, Irfan Pathan showed his brilliant batting skills. Pathan reduced the equation by 7 runs from the last over, Pathan smashed six in the ground to help One World register a comfortable 4-wicket win.
Chaminda Vaas picked up 3 wickets for One Family, while Jason Krejza, Yuvraj Singh and Muttiah Muralitharan picked up 1 wicket each.
The One World vs One Family event was organized by Sri Madhusudan Sai Global Humanitarian Mission. The main objective of the single party was to raise funds to raise awareness about children’s health. Attendance at the match was free for fans, but seats were available by invitation only.
A total of 24 players from seven different countries including India, England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand attended the match.