Twitter Gets Nostalgic As Sachin Tendulkar And Virender Sehwag Come Out As Openers In Road Safety World Series

Ankush Das Twitter Gets Nostalgic As Sachin Tendulkar And Virender Sehwag Come Out As Openers In Road Safety World Series
   

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai witnessed a rollback in years when Sachin Tendulkar and  Virender Sehwag walked out to bat against West Indies Legends in the lung-opener of Road Safety World Series. The entire crowd shouted their heart out when the duo dominated the proceeding on a Saturday night. 

The last time when Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag came out to bat was during the 2011 World Cup final on April 2 when India defeated Sri Lanka to lift the trophy after a long gap of 28 years. The duo used to belt the bowlers during their prime days and they did it once again putting the West Indies bowlers on the backfoot adding 83 runs for the first wicket. 

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Sehwag knocked 74 runs including 11 boundaries playing all the shots in the book, including the traditional late cut, while Tendulkar executed drives, upper cuts and stepped out to spinners, something he did all through his illustrious career during his 37 runs knock. The Nawab of Nazafgarh remained unbeaten to chase down the target convincingly. 

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, West Indies Legends were off to a great start with Daren Ganga and Shivnarine Chanderpaul stitching a 40-run partnership for the opening wicket. Captain Brian Lara came to bat at No. 3 and played a couple of delightful strokes before departing for 17. Chanderpaul slammed 61 runs off just 41 balls whereas, Tino Best played an entertaining cameo of 11 not-out off five balls to take his side to 150 which was not enough to win the match. 

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The fans at the Wankhede Stadium and who watched from the television turned nostalgic watching their favourite heroes taking the centre stage once again. As a result, Twitterati was flooded with fans expressing their delight over the reunion of one of the most renowned opening pairs ever witnessed in world cricket. 

Here are the Twitter reactions: