It was a nostalgic evening for those who have grown up watching Sachin Tendulkar & Virender Sehwag demolishing the opposition with their fiery batting.
Fans in Raipur harked back to mesmerized cover drives, on drives, and Sehwag’s special uppercut. India Legends were off to a flying start in the Road Safety World Series T20 by comfortably beating Bangladesh Legends by 10 wickets at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium on Friday.
In the successful chase, Sehwag made an entertaining 35-ball 80 with 10 boundaries and five massive sixes while captain Tendulkar played the second fiddle to the Nawab of Nafagarh with 33 (26balls, 5×4).
They both shared an unbeaten partnership of 114 runs in the first T20 match. Let us all see some of the best reactions posted by netizens on social media.
Unreal hitting you veeru. 50 off just 20 balls. You Legend 😍❤️👑.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) March 5, 2021
— Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) March 5, 2021
Sehwag you’re so awesome but also can you please let Sachin have a hit 😂♥️ #IndiaLegends
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 5, 2021
Virender Sehwag can easily be a first choice opener of some of the international team.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 5, 2021
— सत्यगर्जना🦁 (@Satyagarzna) March 6, 2021
Earlier, Bangladesh had won the toss and chose to bat first. But they couldn’t live up to their own expectations of batting well on a slow wicket and were folded out for 109 in 19.4 overs. Opener Nazimuddin was the highest scorer for Bangladesh with 49 off 33 balls including eight fours and a six followed by Javed Omar (12) and Rajin Saleh (12). The rest of the Bangladesh batsmen fell for single-digit scores.
For India, seamer Vinay Kumar, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, and Yuvraj Singh took two wickets each.
— Road Safety World Series (@RSWorldSeries) February 23, 2021