Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly Reunite At Lord’s: While the Lord’s was set up for an exciting and crucial-for-both-teams ODI between India and England on Thursday, the fans also got to witness a band of legendary former Indian cricketers.
In attendance at the Lord’s were former skipper MS Dhoni, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, another former captain and the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, former batsman Suresh Raina and former off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
Tendulkar and Ganguly are still the most successful ODI opening pair with 6609 runs at an average of 49 and the duo shared a record 21 ODI opening century partnerships. They were seated along with the ICC Chairman Greg Barclay and also Tendulkar’s wife, Anjali. While Suresh Raina was seen alongside Harbhajan and Dhoni.
Tendulkar and Ganguly are the most successful ODI opening pair
They were being shown frequently by the broadcasters as they enjoyed the game, and were met with cheers from the crowd everytime they were shown on the in-stadium giant screen.
There was a huge cheer across the ground when Tendulkar and Ganguly were shown together.
Nasser Hussain and Ravi Shastri provided their thoughts on the iconic Indian batting duo.
“21 hundred partnerships in ODI cricket between those two gentlemen – Tendulkar and Ganguly,” said Hussain, before Shastri added: “Yes, great opening pair. Left-hand, right-hand batting combination. 6000 ODI runs between them while opening the batting. Truly great.”
You can watch the video here:
— Guess Karo (@KuchNahiUkhada) July 14, 2022
Twitter feed flooded with adoration and admiration from the fans for the two legends.
Here are some of the reactions:
The Great Sachin Tendulkar At The Home Of Cricket. pic.twitter.com/qMdT6gDmYb
— Prof. Boies Pilled Bell 😌 (@Im_Perfect45) July 14, 2022
Anyone recognise these fellas in hospitality at Lord’s?
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) July 14, 2022
Planning to open the innings today, eh!
— Sridhar_FlashCric (@SridharBhamidi) July 14, 2022
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly together watching the match at Lord’s. pic.twitter.com/UN3nJmhkrp
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 14, 2022
— Sachin Tendulkar🇮🇳FC (@CrickeTendulkar) July 14, 2022
Tendulkar has been on a vacation for a while now. He landed in the UK with his family and was part of Ganguly’s pre-birthday celebrations as well.
Meanwhile, speaking about the Lord’s ODI, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first once again. Virat Kohli, who missed the Oval ODI due to a groin injury, is not fit and slotted back in the eleven replacing Shreyas Iyer.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
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