Somethings can never change — from Sudhir Kumar Gautam waving the tricolor and fans chanting ‘Sachin-Sachin’ as the legendary batsman steps out to bat to Virender Sehwag hitting the boundary on the first ball. The iconic opening duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who are regarded as one of the best cricketing duos in the world, rolled back the years for their fans as they came out to bat for the Road Safety World Series between India legends and West Indies legends.
The duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are known for tormenting bowlers during their prime time. Fans turned nostalgic as they walked out to open the match for Team India Legends in Wankhede as it was the first time since the 2011 World Cup that fans got to see the opening duo crossing the borderline.
The duo led team India legends to victory with seven wickets and ten balls to spare. Chasing a total of 151 runs, Virender Sehwag smashed two successive boundaries to kickstart the match for India. Sachin Tendulkar too played some glorious shots. At 46-years Sachin Tendulkar looked still hungry for runs.
Tendulkar smashed Pedro Collins for 2 fours and later got a hattrick of boundaries off Suleiman Benn. The iconic duo took team Indian to 59 runs for no loss in the first 6 overs and were involved in a partnership of 83 runs before Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed for 36 runs to give West Indies legends their first breakthrough.
Virender Sehwag was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ for his quickfire performance where he scored 74 off 57 balls.
Twitter was also flooded with pictures, videos and their amazing reactions on the duo performing after ages together. Here, in this article, we bring you 10 best Tweets on the partnership of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, have a look:
Watching my fav @virendersehwag bat and start the innings in his unique way is the treat you realise you miss so much … coming out with @sachin_rt to the crease still gives you goose bumps #RoadSafetyWorldSeries pic.twitter.com/VJp7fC1Pn4
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 7, 2020
Sehwag 1st ball four
— Tweetera🐦 (@DoctorrSays) March 7, 2020
You can take @sachin_rt out of cricket but can't take cricket out of Sachin.
Sachin's driving license is anyway immortal.#RoadSafetyWorldSeries
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 7, 2020
Then: 1st ball boundary
Now: 1st ball boundary
Few things are permanent for @virendersehwag 🙏
— Pradip Hazra (@PradipMsd7) March 7, 2020
India Legends start with a win the Road Safety tournament, beating West Indies Legends by 7 wickets. A treat for fans with Chanderpaul, Sachin, Sehwag, Yuvraj playing some glorious shots.#RoadSafetyWorldSeries pic.twitter.com/Pg5028diWQ
— Vikrant $eth (@BeingSeth91) March 7, 2020
Sehwag started with a four and ended with a four.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 7, 2020
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) March 7, 2020
— R A T N I $ H (@LoyalSachinFan) March 7, 2020
— Dhavan Kadia (@dhaone110) March 7, 2020
Virender Sehwag won the man of the match for scoring unbeaten 74 runs from 57 balls including 11 fours.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 7, 2020