Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar treated fans with some breathtaking shots in the Road Safety World Series game against New Zealand Legends on Monday, September 19.
Tendulkar, who is leading the India Legends, came out to open the innings alongside Naman Ojha after Ross Taylor opted to field first. During his brief stay in the middle, the former Indian cricketer played some magical shots all round the park.
Out of his shots, Sachin Tendulkar gave glimpses of his playing days with a trademark backfoot punch of Kyle Mills’ delivery to pierce the point and cover fielder. The ball raced on to the boundary like a tracer bullet.
Watch the clip here:
Backfoot punch by Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 49 years. Looks like he is still 23 yrs old guy.pic.twitter.com/InowLP9xIO
— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) September 19, 2022
This left cricket fans across the country awestruck and many reacted on social media. A lot of fans were nostalgic about the past and relished the time they saw Tendulkar dominate the best bowling attacks in the world.
Here are some of the reactions:
The perfection of Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 49. pic.twitter.com/xqj5x8G2pw
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 19, 2022
Define Sachin Tendulkar..
Better Than The Best . pic.twitter.com/t7qJ3Ujqw3
— 𝑨𝒌𝒖𝒍 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒌𝒖𝒓 (@Loyalsachfan01) September 19, 2022
Perfect Backfoot Drive Sachin Tendulkar At the age of 49
Perfection SRT level pic.twitter.com/iNbd8AWW9Z
— Sachin Tendulkar🇮🇳FC (@CrickeTendulkar) September 19, 2022
Perfection❤️ "THE MAN , THE MYTH . THE LEGEND"❤️
Backfoot punch by Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 49 years. Looks like he is still 23 yrs old guy.
— AbhishekkK (@Abhishekkkk10) September 19, 2022
— Kr Prabin Chelakkara (@K__R__Prabin__) September 19, 2022
India Legends match against New Zealand Legends abandoned due to rain
— Road Safety World Series (@RSWorldSeries) September 19, 2022
Sachin Tendulkar got India Legends off to a rollicking start before rain played a spoilsport. Tendulkar and Naman Ojha added 32 runs for the first wicket before Shane Bond got the first breakthrough, dismissing Ojha.
Suresh Raina was the next man in and struck a wonderful straight six to announce his arrival at the crease. When rain stopped play, the India Legends were at 49/1 with one delivery still left in the sixth over.
The match was eventually called off by the match officials as no further play was possible.