Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh, on Saturday turned back the clock with vintage batting display and took Raipur by storm as India Legends registered a thumping 57-run win over South Africa Legends in Road Safety World Series T20 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.
Both Tendulkar and Yuvraj smashed their maiden half-centuries of the tournament and guided India to post the highest total of 204/3 in 20 overs. While the Mumbaikar scored 60 off 37 balls, the Chandigarh-lad contributed 52 from 22 deliveries.
Tendulkar smashed 10 boundaries, including a six. On the other hand, former India international and World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh slammed four sixes in an over for India Legends.
Watch snippets of Tendulkar and Yuvraj’s innings here:
Yusuf Pathan also hit a breezy 10-ball 23 at the back end. For South Africa, Zondeki was the best bowler on display as he picked up two wickets, but was a little expensive as he conceded 35 runs in three overs.
South Africa Legends were restricted to 148 for 7 in response as India Legends won their final league stage encounter by 56 runs. India are likely to make it to the semi-final of the Road Safety World Series.
Taking to social media, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar lauded Yuvraj Singh, saying he thoroughly enjoyed that knock from the all-rounder.
“‘In my prime I used to hit 6 sixes, now I am hitting 4 sixes!’ Love you Yuvi! Thoroughly enjoyed that! #Legends,” Manjrekar wrote quoting Yuvraj.
Yuvraj was referring to his feat of 6 sixes in an over in the T20 World Cup against England in 2007. Yuvraj took on Stuart Broad and became the first-ever batsman in T20 cricket to hit 6 sixes. Only recently, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard achieved the feat in a T20I game against Sri Lanka in Antigua.
Former England batsman and the captain of the England Legends team at the Road Safety World Series was also awestruck by Yuvraj’s power-hitting against South Africa Legends.
“One of the most beautiful things in cricket is watching the #PieChucker hitting sixes so easily!” Pietersen wrote.