India Legends skipper Sachin Tendulkar has been in sublime form in the ongoing World Road Safety Series matches. Tendulkar’s 65 balls out of 42 balls not only helped India Legends advance to the final, but also allowed cricket fans to enjoy a sublime hitting game from the Little Master.
In the first semi-final against West Indies Legends in Raipur, Tendulkar broke the chains by hitting WI Legends point guard Tino Best for a six on the side leg. It all happened on the fourth delivery of the eighth when Tendulkar snagged a short delivery from Best over the deep square region for a glorious six.
With one of the many highlights of Tendulkar’s career being former England coach Andrew Caddick’s hung six at the 2003 ICC World Cup, his shot against Best was a reminder to everyone of his heyday.
This Hook on a 140 km / h delivery for Six by Sachin is
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Opening the baton with Virender Sehwag (35), Tendulkar completed a brief limitless period with the shot. As India Legends posted 55/0 in the first five overs, Sehwag’s dismissal put an end to the points scoring process at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.
Tendulkar’s 42-ball shot consisted of three sixes and six fours. The India Legends skipper, who followed his shot with another limit in the next, quickly saw his non-attacker at Mohammed Kaif also among the points as right batsman Dwayne Smith for two sixes and a four in the 11th. It should be noted that Kaif was included in the Indian XI for this match in place of the injured Subramaniam Badrinath.
Sachin hooks Tino Best for a six at 47 like he did in his twenties.
– Maj Nirmal Jyothi (retired) (@jyothinirmal) March 17, 2021
After Tendulkar was sacked for his second straight 50 in the tournament, former Indian drummers Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan joined the party. Yuvraj smashed four sixes in one on Mahendra Nagamotoo en route to score 49 steps out of 20 balls with six sixes while Yusuf Pathan crushed three sixes in his 37 out of 20 balls.
India Legends managed to keep West Indies Legends at bay to win the first semi-final by 12 points and secure their place in the final.