The much-awaited and talked about Bushfire Bash, which was slated to be played at Sydney yesterday, was rescheduled for today because of the weather conditions. The match will be played today at the Junction Oval in Melbourne to raise funds and all match profits will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
As the excitement is at its peak for the game, there’s something more to be excited about the upcoming match. Well, the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will come out of retirement for one over to face Australian woman cricketer Ellyse Perry on Sunday.
The Australian woman cricketer Ellyse Perry, in a video shared by the official Twitter handle of the Australian Women’s cricket team, can be seen giving a challenge to Sachin Tendulkar to play an over against her. In the video, Ellyse said:
“Hey Sachin, it’s awesome to have you out here in Australia supporting the Bushfire match”. I know you’re coaching one of the teams but a few of us were sitting around last night chatting and we thought it would be absolutely amazing to see you potentially come out of retirement for one over in the innings break”
Here, check out the Tweet:
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_rt, keen for a hit in the middle to rustle up a few more $ for bushfire affected communities? 👉 https://t.co/aKGDE5AH4f pic.twitter.com/RtAxyot7ow
— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) February 8, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar was quick to notice the Tweet and come with a reply to Ellyse. He readily accepted the challenged threw by Ellyse. Replying to Ellyse, Sachin wrote:
“I would love to go out there and 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”.
Here, check out the reply of Sachin Tendulkar:
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
Besides the noble cause, now we have another special reason to look out for the match, that will be played between Ponting XI and Gilchrist XI.
Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting (c), Elyse Villani, Brian Lara, Phoebe Litchfield, Brad Haddin (wk), Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, Dan Christian, Luke Hodge. Coach: Sachin Tendulkar.
Adam Gilchrist (c & wk), Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Yuvraj Singh, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Courtney Walsh, Nick Riewoldt, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed (one more to be announced). Coach: Tim Paine.