Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag took back Indian fans to nostalgia as he and Sachin Tendulkar opened the batting for the Indian Legends against Bangladesh Legends at Raipur in the Road Safety World Series 2021. Organized by the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra with an aim to spread awareness about road safety, the series feature cricketing greats including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Brian Lara, Kevin Pietersen, Jonty Rhodes, Sanath Jayasuriya, and several others.
The ongoing edition was resumed after a break for the COVID-19 pandemic. In the previous edition, Tendulkar and company had won and lost a game each.
Virender Sehwag scored an unbeaten 80 as India chases down 110 required for victory in 10.1 overs. Sehwag during his knock hit 10 fours and as many as five sixes. One of his five sixes was an upper-cut over point. Both Tendulkar and Sehwag played this shot potentially well during their playing days.
Virender Sehwag Brings Out The Upper-Cut in Road Safety World Series 2021
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The 2003 World Cup match against Pakistan was an occasion when both of them played this shot to perfection. On this occasion, Mohammed Sharif was at the receiving end of some treatment from Sehwag. While Sehwag scored an unbeaten 80, Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 33. He hit five fours which included some exquisite cover drives.
Earlier in the game, Bangladesh legends won the toss and opted to bat first. They started potentially well with Nazimuddin scoring 49 out of the first 59 runs inside the powerplay. The Indian bowlers then came back int the game picking all 1o wickets in the next fifty runs. Vinay Kumar, Prayam Ojha and Yuvraj Singh picked two each.
The tournament resumed after a layoff due to the ongoing pandemic. Speaking about the same, Rohan Lavsi, Head, Hindi Movies Cluster, Viacom18 said, “Unacademy Road Safety World Series is a unique property that brings cricket and entertainment together onto the same platform. Having endured a lot of challenging times last year that brought our lives to a standstill, we are happy to announce the return of the league that will give cricket fans, across the World, another opportunity to witness the cricketing legends play on the field.”