Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Australian Women all-rounder Ellyse Perry are all set to face off each other for one over during the Bush Fire charity game at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on February 9.
However, Sachin Tendulkar will take part in the match as the coach of Ponting XI and the face-off is expected to take place in the mid-innings break of the T20I between Australia women’s England Women.
The face-off was decided after the New South Wales-born Perry challenged Sachin for an over on Saturday. In a video that she posted on twitter, the Australian all-rounder asked Master Blaster to come out of the retirement and set ablaze the world with a little face-off.
Thanking Sachin for his support, Perry 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,” she added.
Master Blaster did not take much time in accepting the invitation as he replied, “Sounds great Ellyse. “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,” before adding that he will surely take field but after Doctor’s advice.
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
Both Perry and Sachin have been one of the greats of the generation. While Sachin’s achievements are second to none. Perry is arguably one of the greatest all-rounders in women’s cricket to have played the game. She is the one women army for Australia at times.
Even in the ongoing tri-series, she has been phenomenal with both bat and ball. She single-handedly won the second match against India at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Perry ‘s bowling spell of 4-0-13-4 was instrumental in restricting India for 103 and in the run-chase, she scored 49 off 47 to see her team over the line.